On April 17th, SNSD(Shojou Jidai) was nearly finished performing ‘Run Devil Run’ at the Angel Price Music Festival in Korea, when an unknown male walked in and forcibly pulled Taeyeon off-stage.
It happened during a section of the choreography where the members were in a line, so only SNSD members Sunny and Hyoyeon(the girls directly in front of and behind Taeyeon) saw what happened; Sunny went after Taeyeon and the man, while Hyoyeon was taken aback at the situation. It happened so suddenly that the other members didn’t know what took place until the song had finished. You can see the host of the event intercepting, trying to stop the man until a staffer practically grapples the assailant to the ground.
The video is pretty unsettling, especially if you consider how much worse it could have been. How did that man sneak backstage and have enough time to drag Taeyeon off the stage? And why was Sunny and the host the first ones to intervene instead of security? It was a massive failure on the venue’s part.