During EXO’s EXO’RDIUM DOT IN SEOUL, concert fans began to chant for missing member Lay.
Leader Suho gave a speech, letting fans know that he had spoken to Lay, and he missed EXO-L and EXO.
— ♥ potato hajar 兴 ♥ (@injunHYUNxander) May 28, 2017
As it turns out, due to schedule conflicts, Lay was unable to join EXO for the concert.
Toward the end of the speech, fans began to chant “Zhang Yixing” – Lay’s Chinese name in support of the absent member.
170528 Fans chanting Zhang Yixing when SUHO mentioned him ? #EXOrDIUMdotinSeoul
v: xxuelie pic.twitter.com/Iiyul7OZ4f
— EXO FANBASE (@EXOfanbase_Int) May 28, 2017
Lay’s absence during the show was felt by many, as fans noticed his banner was not hung around the massive stadium.
EXO individual posters are already placed in jamsil stadium #EXOrDIUMdotinSeoul
OT8😢💔 LAY ISNT PERFORMING WITH THEM😢💔 pic.twitter.com/nNOgcCrYW2
— iyey 👅 (@BAEKH0ENEE) May 24, 2017
Fans also noted during the show that there were 9 ending cards held up, with Xiumin holding two, which was believed to be Lay’s card.
Lay’s absence was also felt when he later liked several posts about the show on his fellow members’ Instagrams.
— intexolteam 🌐 (@intexolteam) May 27, 2017
The touching support for Lay during his absence is proof of the bond between EXO and EXO-L.