GFRIEND‘s Yerin sheds tears as she opens up about her past struggles and fears at their first solo concert.
On January 6th and 7th, GFRIEND held their first solo concert “Season of GFRIEND“, the tickets to which were sold out super fast within just three minutes of its opening. At the concert, the group and their fans ‘Buddies’, closely bonded and had a spectacular time together as the members enthralled them with amazing group and solo performances.
During the encore, member Yerin opened up about something that she had struggled with in the past, when she was chosen as the MC for a music show. She said, “I hated myself because I would practice so hard every night to not make a mistake but then I would mess up during the actual broadcast,” as she continued, she teared up expressing, “There was even a time when I thought Buddies wouldn’t like me anymore after seeing me [making these mistakes].”
Yerin added, “There are so many people who love me for who I am, and I wanted to be a good role model for those people. That’s why I wanted to be someone who could do no wrong, and do everything really well.” Saying that she was so scared and nervous about her first MC gig, she stated, “I’m still scared of speaking in front of people. I was so bad at my job during the few months I was an MC that I still can’t watch it. I wanted to do everything well, but I kept making mistakes, and I was really sad for a long time because I was disappointed in myself.”
After confessing about her struggles, at the end she ended on a positive note saying, “But what I realized was that Buddies love me for who I am, even when I make mistakes like that. I want to thank you for loving me though I am still lacking in many ways, and though there are still a lot of things I can’t do, I tell myself that no one is good at anything on their first try. I will be someone who shows improvement through hard work and effort.”
Kudos to Yerin for taking the courage to open up about her vulnerabilities and expressing to her fans that sometimes its alright to make mistakes, whats more important it to learn from them.
“Season of GFRIEND” was the group’s first-ever solo concert, where they put up various spectacular performances and connected with their fans. GFRIEND also celebrated their third debut anniversary, which will be on January 16th.