We’ll be replaying Bang Chan’s cover of Yeng Constantino’s Ikaw on repeat, multiple times.
When you have Stray Kids’ leader himself Bang Chan say that you’re the loudest crowd the group has ever had, you know you’re doing something right. On March 11 and 12, Filo Stays were ready to experience all the SKZ mania as the boys brought their Maniac World Tour to Manila at the MOA Arena. As one of the largest K-pop concerts that the country has ever seen, Stray Kids made sure to bring out all the stops as Pinoy Stays brought that energy right back at them.
Its been a long time coming for SKZ and their Filipino fans, but the wait was worth it given how Filo Stays solidified their reputation as one of the best in the fandom. Scroll down for highlights from Stray Kids’ two-day concert in Manila.
SKZ READING THE FAN BANNER
SKZ SAYING “NARITO KAMI, ANG INYONG TAHANAN” (we’re here, your home) AKA THE TEXT ON THE BANNERS FOR THE FAN PROJECT pic.twitter.com/Q8WkZoFcvg— 땨 (@dailyseung2) March 11, 2023
There’s just something so satisfying about hearing Stray Kids speaking Tagalog. You could tell they practiced before the concert.
STAYS SINGING HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO HYUNJIN
It didn’t matter that Hyunjin’s birthday was still on March 20, Filo Stays made the most of the moment by singing Happy Birthday to the idol, on both days.
BANG CHAN DANCING TO OMG
OH MY GOD. BANG CHAN DANCED TO OMG BY NEW JEANS (AS COVERED BY SEUNGMIN). pic.twitter.com/PFdb7FygpN— eris saw skz! (@oddineris) March 11, 2023
Seungmin singing OMG while Bang Chan does to choreography? We’re always here for Stray Jeans crumbs.
STAYS UNDERSTANDING THE ASSIGNMENT
No matter the song, Pinoy Stays will always go out when it comes to singing it. And that includes barking during Wolfgang. Another day in being one of the best fandoms in the world.
HAN FORGETTING HIS PART DURING SIDE EFFECTS
The times may change, but Han forgetting his part during a concert in Manila will always be there. This time, he forgot his line during Side Effects. We’ll give him a free pass on this one given how cute his reaction was.
THE MOA BAND SLAYING ONCE AGAIN
Whenever a K-pop group is performing at MOA Arena, you can bet that the Mall of Asia marching band is going to be on the premises. delivering their cover of whatever act’s greatest hits. And that was what Filo Stays were treated to during SKZ weekend. One of these days, the marching band will become the opening act at MOA Arena.
BANG CHAN UNLEASHING A PARTY ANTHEM
Bang Chan knew exactly what he was doing when he sang All I Do Is Win to a Filipino crowd. Chan’s inner BGC boy was peaking there.
SEUNGMIN BEING AN UPSET PUPPY
OH NO HAHAAH THE PUPPY WAS UPSET CAUSE THE SCREAM FOR MUDDY WATER WAS LOUDER 😭😂😂😂😭 pic.twitter.com/ucQgCFUBzv— 댕꾸 (@SEUNGM1NE2) March 12, 2023
Seungmin bias-wrecked multiple people that night when he did a mini tantrum after seeing that more people screamed for Muddy Water than Waiting For Us.
FELIX FLEXING HIS BAKERY
@dustphanfrvr FELIX MADE THE ARENA GO WILD BECAUSE OF HIS ABS 😭 #straykids #maniac #felix #hyunjin #changbin #han #fypシ #abs ♬ original sound – d will see skz & enha ✨
Felix knew what Stays wanted and used it to help Muddy Water. We respect the hustle and wouldn’t mind if he does it again.
SEUNGMIN DOING THIS
WHY DID HE???? pic.twitter.com/CZxTgEblk0— 린 승민 (@minunivers) March 11, 2023
There’s no rhyme or reason behind this. It’s just Seungmin being Seungmin, and we love him for it.
BANG CHAN SINGING IKAW BY YENG CONSTANTINO
CHAN SINGING IKAW BY YENG CONSTANTINO— elise (@hwangsamericano) March 12, 2023
That’s not Bang Chan. That’s Bang Constantino right there. To whoever convinced Chan to sing Ikaw, may you have great sleep for the rest of the year. He sounded so good and Stays singing with him during the chorus tickled the ears. Even Yeng herself had to stan.
STRAY KIDS OUTING THEMSELVES AS ICE SPICE STANS
I TRIED DIPPIN HE BEGGED ME TO STAY pic.twitter.com/OyIyaM05rv— ? (@goIfIefleur) March 12, 2023
When Ice Spice said “She a baddie wit’ her baddie friends,” she was talking about Stray Kids. We know at least one of them has seen the dancing dogs meme.