There was a bittersweet story behind the Christmas tree prop on Taeyeon’s special live – the magic of Christmas stage. The Christmas-themed stage was performed from December 22 until the 24th and a small Christmas tree shone brightly with her on stage during all three performances.
It wasn’t until Taeyeon began to explain the reasoning behind the Christmas tree’s presence on stage, that fans realized the prop held a deeper meaning.
She hesitantly told her fans, “I keep the tree lit often, despite the season.”
Taeyeon continued, stating she had received the tree last year as a Christmas gift from a friend who had recently gone on a distant journey.
The friend she was referring to was the late Jonghyun.
Throughout the concert, Taeyeon sang “This Christmas” while she appeared to look longingly at the Christmas tree.
Taeyeon brought up her sadness about Jonghyun throughout the final concert.
She thanked her friend who went on a long journey and said, “I won’t be going anywhere.”
“I will keep singing to remember Jonghyun through his music and so that he won’t be lonely.” She asked her fans to do the same and to continue to cheer her on.