Girls’ Generation kickstarted their China fan meet tour on September 30th in Shenzhen without Jessica who left the group earlier in the day.
While it may have seem like a happy event for both fans and the eight members of Girls’ Generation on the outside, it was actually bittersweet, reports Koreaboo.
An ocean of pink was present at the fan meeting, as expected, however what made it even more spectacular was the hundreds of “J” pink light sticks added to it.
Despite the news of Jessica’s departure from the group revealed only hours before the Shenzhen fan meeting began, Chinese fans quickly grouped together with “J” light sticks to show their support for Jessica.
Not only that, fan signs were also seen among the crowd that read "8+1 = Complete," indicating that without Jessica, Girls’ Generation will never be whole.
But the fan meeting did not go without the members shedding tears. Seohyun could no longer hold her tears back in one performance and began crying on stage.
Yoona appeared to take her back to the main stage, appearing to comfort her as they walked together.