The fans of the group Infinite sending rice wreaths to support them garnered attention.
To support the 2012 concert ‘That Year’s Summer’, the noona fans of the idol group Infinite who went all out with their vacation pay to send them rice wreaths drew attention.
From August 8th to the 12th, Infinite’s concert ‘That Year’s Summer’ will be performed at Seoul Gwangjang-dong AX-KOREA. In front of the venue, rice wreaths are packed to support Infinite’s concert; in total, there was 2.9 tons of rice, a quantity that can provide one meal to 24,000 children.
On the donation rice wreaths to support Infinite’s concert, the fans wrote funny messages such as ‘Protect noona! So she won’t get any older! (T/N: They remixed The Chaser’s lyrics)I’ll spend this summer at AX Hellgate, Noonapirit who went all-in with her vacation pay – Infinite’s noona fanpage, Noonapirit’, ‘That year’s summer I emptied my bank account to chase Infinite – Infinite supporters forever’ saying they gave up on their vacations and went all-out with their vacation pay.
During Infinite’s concerts in February and March, Infinite’s Korean and international fans also sent 9 tons of rice donations. Infinite donated 3.63 tons of rice to the Holt Children’s Services Inc. and 5.445 tons of rice for the One Love disabled infant home.
Moreover, to support the concert, 2,104 coal briquettes were donated to the Holt Daegu Social Welfare Center and to Gyeonggi-do Gwangju’s South Infinite Care and Happiness Sharing Center, through them, 100 coal briquettes (T/N: Flammable matter used to start and maintain a fire, like charcoal) were given to over 20 families with poor energy resources.
The 9 tons of rice donated were enough for 75,000 children to have a meal. Over 50 Infinite fanbases with thousands of fans contributed to donate and give a meal to 75,000 children.
In the old fandom cultures, fans used to give solely flowers and gifts, but now fandoms are sending rice wreaths and the beginnings of donating love rice contributing to the society. This change is now sweeping across in the entire fandom society.
On the other hand, in comparison to previous concerts,’This Year’s Summer’ is going to take place in a small and intimate venue and with 10,000 people in 4 days, raising expectations as a new type of emotional concert.