Stray Kids just wrapped up the first part of their 2022 MANIAC world tour with a three-day concert in Seoul from April 29 to May 1.
It was a huge event for the boys and their fans, full of incredible moments, breathtaking performances, and unforgettable memories for Stray Kids and STAYs alike!
Stray Kids Concert “Maniac” in Seoul pics pic.twitter.com/U8j1HiQAsc
— skzmensajito (@skzmensajito_) May 1, 2022
As is often the case for these kinds of events, however, things did end up getting emotional at times. Fortunately, when any of the members did shed tears, their fellow members and fans were quick to show their support and love!
“it’s okay Stray Kids concert can’t hurt you”
the skz concert: pic.twitter.com/AAgDhnl6bT
— Magnus 🤠 (@magnus_draws) May 1, 2022
Hyunjin was one of the members that got choked up. It seems that he got emotional thinking about the hardships he dealt with last year, but moments like the concert and being able to see STAY helped him through it.
Hyunjin: “Honestly, I’ve thought many times about where I could find happiness. I finally know where I can find it today.“
I’m not crying I promise 😭😭😭 #세계를_향한_스키즈의_두번째여행#MANIACinSEOULD1 #2ndWorldTour_MANIAC #스트레이키즈
— Nuska Oddinary ☻︎ (@Seungmonmon) April 29, 2022
Hyunjin is crying, I’m crying too… knowing all the pain he got before i’m glad he’s doing better now. I love you always my Hwang Hyunjin! ❤️#StrayKids_2ndWorldTour #StrayKids_2ndWorldTour_MANIAC pic.twitter.com/10dEi1Vx1x
— 게이트 (@Amoyakeeeyt) May 1, 2022
the way when felix touching hyunjin’s cheek to calm him and other members hugs him so strong I’M CRYING THEY’RE FAMILY. pic.twitter.com/hVdmF6Cac2
— erida ♡ (@SOULL1XIE) May 1, 2022
Speaking of Felix, he, too, ended up breaking into tears during the concert. It seems the sweet and heartfelt messages he read from STAYs were just too much for him to handle ❤
felix crying while reading the messages on the paper planes please protect him at all costs 😭 pic.twitter.com/FsePQNpqMf
— felix loops (@yongbokloops) May 1, 2022
guys felix has been crying nonstop literally for half an hour 😭😭😭 I CAN’T, HE LOVES STAYS WITH HIS WHOLE ENTIRE HEART AND GIVES HIS ALL FOR US ❤️🩹❤️🩹 pic.twitter.com/2Ea1myA67L
— Felix 필릭스 Central (@FLXCentral) May 1, 2022
In fact, it sounds like he ended up crying multiple times over the emotional words spoken by his fellow members 😭
changbin: the dreams i had were not real dreams. this, right now is real
felix thoughts: hyung i just finished crying
changbin: stays are my dream, stray kids are my dream, the path that we walk together is my dream
felix: full on sobbing againpic.twitter.com/ebn3rIQLI6
— 사라 ♡ (@forhyunlixie) May 1, 2022
— 나비 🐥 (@friedchcknlix) May 1, 2022
i really can’t move on from this he holds felix so gently im crying again pic.twitter.com/oiRt5rlOMH
— saff (@ssickbbok) May 1, 2022
Despite this, however, he still gave the concert his all!
in love how felix went from crying his eyes out to singing at the top of his lungs then hyunjin looking at him like that God im in love pic.twitter.com/8lZxNznbhn
— izzy ✘ o.s’s lover (@csbcyjn) May 2, 2022
felix answering “stay” when chan asked who makes him happy while still crying 😭pic.twitter.com/QXOjSSBeWo
— gabe (@aussiefeliiix) May 1, 2022
Even leader Bang Chan couldn’t keep his tears held back as he made heartfelt proclamations and promises to their fans.
“I’m gonna protect you. Each one of you! All the staff, fans I’m gonna protect you all. No one sets a finger on them.” – stray kids, bang chan. pic.twitter.com/y8f22HyhR3
— han jisung 💭 (@hansoftbot) May 1, 2022
stray kids surrounding chan when he was getting emotional with his speech and changbin telling him to not cry and to “cry only before us”. i’m glad they have each other pic.twitter.com/x6k28AaINZ
— 빈 ✧ (@binseolovely) May 1, 2022
chan crying during star lost 🥺😭😭😭 he’s worked so tirelessly over the last couple years i hope he’s really soaking up this moment and seeing what all his hard work has brought him 🥺❤️ pic.twitter.com/V1YRzCXaF4
— lauren ☻ is seeing stray kids! (@shybangchan) April 29, 2022
Even while being emotional himself, though, he proved just how great of a leader he is by comforting all of the others through their emotions as well.
the way each of the kids were slightly crying and bang chan went to EACH OF THEM and gave them so much reassurance. they love each other so much<3 pic.twitter.com/AhnaMOMgG4
— yas*☆* (@beyondyasmin) May 1, 2022
At one point, Changbin had to carry Seungmin to the group hug because he was crying so hard 🥺
— Blue_ish (@blushistray) May 1, 2022
when chan started crying everyone hugged him. when hyunjin started crying everyone hugged him. when felix started crying everyone was about to hug but seungmin got emotional and ran away so changbin brought him back❤️ thank you for the amazing 3 days stray kids💗💗💗 pic.twitter.com/9H6cMXemTG
— 치킨~❣️ ☻ (@_Ioveskz) May 1, 2022
Han was also quick to jump in and support the members getting overwhelmed!
— ً (@HANL0VEB0T) May 1, 2022
HAN COMFORTING FELIX MY JILIX I’M CRYING pic.twitter.com/wirHZK432Y
— steph (@jisunghan_skz) May 1, 2022
We hope that everyone who was able to attend this concert had a wonderful time (even through the tears), and that those who are seeing their future concerts do as well!
Everything was perfect today, bangchan speech,the group hugs, Felix crying out of happiness and he’s sad the concert ended,I appreciate everyone who worked on that stage from the members to the staff I love you all🤍 @Stray_Kids #straykids #straykidsconcert pic.twitter.com/9upxMbzrOj
— hyunjinlover(🐨) (@eunha_22_) May 1, 2022