From sitting front row to meeting their biases, these stars had that enviable experience we wish we have at K-pop concerts.
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Since May 2022, K-pop concerts, fanmeets, events, and the like have returned in the fullest of forces to the country every week, much to the joy of the millions of Pinoy K-fans. No longer are people stuck at home watching their faves on the screen and can instead have the chance to see them in person. And among the tens of thousands of fans who have managed to do just that, it includes a handful of celebs. Like many of us, these stars were ready to see their fave idols live and left the venue with happy memories that could last a lifetime. Let’s take a look at some of the local stars who recently went to K-pop concerts and fanmeets.
Liza Soberano is going to be our K-pop manifestation inspiration this 2023 given how she not only went to BLACKPINK’s LA show in November 2022, but even met Jennie and Lisa backstage. Liza is that typa girl who meets their faves up close and in person.
One of Dunkin’ PH Ambassador Belle Mariano is here! 💗✨#DunkinPHxKimSoohyun #KimSooHyunAtTheBigDome#KimSooHyunInManila #BelleMariano pic.twitter.com/oUDywkRjkB— SmartAranetaColiseum (@TheBigDome) January 17, 2023
Let’s get this straight, Belle met Kim Soo Hyun, opened his Manila fanmeet, and watched the rest of the show near the stage? The powers above, we see what you do for others.
@_monaalawi they’re so talented!!! 😭<3 so happy i got to watch their concert, i love @enhypen #enhypen #manifesto_in_manila #manifestoinmanila ♬ original sound – mona alawi
In case you didn’t know, Mona Alwai is an ENGENE. So, when the boys held their three-day concert in Manila, you can be Mona was there to experience it all.
SB19’S JOSH, JUSTIN, AND STELL
Stell, Justin, & Josh @SB19Official in #ITZYinManila 🖤 pic.twitter.com/OVn1TlLneW— gia 🌙 (@bbybluelovecart) January 15, 2023
ITZY’S two-day concert in Manila was the first major K-pop event of 2023 in the country. Naturally, it brought out a few stars who wanted to see the quarter live. And those stars included SB19’s Josh, Justin, and Stell who were spotted getting down to bops like WANNABE, DALLA DALLA, and more.
GLAIZA DE CASTRO
Walang mag mu move on!! Ganda ni Wheein e https://t.co/o3NUaJ7bm7— Glaiza de Castro (@glaizaredux) February 12, 2023
Among the thousands of Filipino Moomos who got to watch Mamamoo live, that included Glaiza who, as we can see, is being hit hard with the PCD.
happy pao #ITZYinManila #ITZY_WORLD_TOUR pic.twitter.com/i8Fy5MrM6k— Paolo Sandejas (@paolo_sandejas) January 14, 2023
Paolo Sandejas’ music is loved by a few idols. And that feeling is mutual. The musician revealed his inner MIDZY when he went to the Manila ITZY concert all while sporting his Ryujin headband.
@official4thimpact waaaah! ang bait ni Lia! Grabe worth it ang VIP tix 😱 #4thimpact #itzyinmanila #liaitzy #fyp ♬ original sound – 4TH IMPACT
ITZY’s Manila concert was a star-studded affair. Also spotted in the crowd was 4TH IMPACT who were lucky enough to bag VIP tickets. But if that wasn’t enough, Lia even completed one of the member’s hearts.
FRANCINE DIAZ AND SETH FEDELIN
Francine and Seth spotted in Minho’s Meet and Greet 👀#SHINeeMinhoinManila2023#FranSeth #FrancineDiaz #SethFedelin pic.twitter.com/oQOTUda9zP— fransethblues (@itiswhatitisFS) January 28, 2023
It’s no secret that Francine Diaz is a major K-lover who’s not shy to talk about her love of K-pop and K-drama. So, it was no surprise to see that she, along with Seth, sat in the front row at Minho’s recent fanmeet in Manila.
When your ultimate K-pop girl group is going on tour, nothing is stopping you from seeing them live, not even work. And that includes Kim Chiu who, despite having a hectic schedule filming ASAP in Las Vegas, found the time to see BLACKPINK. As she shared in her vlog, Kim flew from Las Vegas to Atlanta just to see the group’s concert. But the traveling and jetlag were well worth it since the actress had the soundcheck experience.
@gaiapoly ansaya beh kalokang scalpers kasi sa Pilipinas bentahan pako ng tig 70k na VIP Ticket hello? Makakaselfie koba @blackpinkofficial edi gumow nalang sa Bangkok beh mas mura pa! #BornPink #BlackPink #BornPinkWorldTour #BornPinkInBANGKOK #BornPinkBangkok #BlackPinkConcert #Kpop ♬ Comical, fun, cute, video background music(1124511) – Lill Lilly
Going abroad to see your fave can make for an unforgettable experience. That’s exactly what happened with Gaia Poly when she flew to Bangkok in early January for BLACKPINK’s concert. The content creator appropriately wore an all-pink ‘fit and documented her experience at the concert. From organized lines, clean toilets, freebies from a Thai Bl actor, and staying in VIP, Gaia was enjoying the moment.
New discovered talent: mag bihis in 3 mins!♬ try to be cool but eh – yunnizhai
Like many BLINKS, Rei Germar flew to Bangkok to see BLACKPINK perform in Lisa’s homeland. But unlike most fans, her flight landed at 5:00 PM, and she had to rush to the concert venue in two hours. Impressively, she made it on time. Jetsetters for BP.
It’s no secret that Cassy is a big fan of K-pop. But the fact that she both went to Jessi’s historic concert in Manila and meet her backstage, she’s living the life.
If Denise isn’t getting K-pop idols to wear pajamas for her YouTube series, she’s sitting front row at fanmeets such as the time she attended ENHYPEN’s fun meet last December. ENHYPEN on Dee’s Room when?
BONUS: MIKHA LIM
@silentferson Yung pupunta ka sa itzy concert pero dog show napuntahan mo HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH tawang-tawa parin ako, Lt ka @Mikha Lim #bini_mikha #binimikha #bini #bini_ph #ppop #fyp ♬ I Feel Good – BINI
This is the real dogshow. During one of her livestreams, Mikha shared that she was rushing to attend the ITZY concert as she was running late. The problem though was that when she entered the venue, she saw that it was an actual dog show. It turns out that her taxi dropped her off at Araneta Coliseum, not MOA Arena where the concert was happening. At least, it was a memorable day for the P-pop idol.
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