We’re going to be needing some time to process what happened during SEVENTEEN’s Be The Sun concert in Bulacan.
As if slaying Filipino Carats for two straight back in October wasn’t enough, SEVENTEEN decided to do it all over again, and this time, at the largest indoor stadium in the world. Two months fresh from Be The Sun in Manila, the group finds themselves in the country once more, this time to entertain over 50,000 Carats who made their way to the Philippine Arena in Bulacan.
It was a historic moment given how the boys became the first K-pop group in history to have a solo concert at the massive venue. Since it was also a week before Christmas, the thousands of Carats in Bulacan last Saturday definitely got an early Christmas present. And the fact that the group teased that they will be coming back to Manila soon and this time in an even bigger venue has us feeling that the SEVENTEEN sun ain’t setting anytime soon.
Whether you want to relive the day all over again or were part of #TeamBahay and want to lessen your FOMO, we’ve rounded up some of the best moments of the concert.
SEVENTEEN FIELD TRIP
The Philippine Arena isn’t the easiest place to get to. This is why Filo Carats were more than determined to get their by organizing buses to bring fans to the venue. It looked like a scene straight from a school field trip, one we wouldn’t mind going on.
One thing we love about the K-pop fandom is that they always come up with freebies to give away whenever a concert is in town. And Be The Sun in Bulacan was no exception as fans prepared free food, merch, goodies, and much more. You could have gone to the Philippine Arena with nothing and went home with an entire bag’s full of the good stuff.
THIS PINOY CARAT’S VAN
This Carat’s brain was operating in the fourth dimension when she decided to put this in front of their van. It’s definitely one was to get through traffic.
THE FAN COSTUMES
Are we that surprised Carats would prepare costumes for the day? That’s just one of the most dedicated fandoms in K-pop at work.
FILIPINO CARAT’S FAN PROJECT
This is the third concert the group has done in Manila in a span of three months. So, it only felt right that the fans did something special for the boys. And that manifested in the surprise fan project where the 50,000 strong crowd lifted up banners and began singing Campfire. It was a beautiful moment for SEVENTEEN and Filipino Carats.
SVT LEADERS PERFORMING CHEERS
While the entire show was still based on their Be The Sun tour, many fans hoped that they would add the uber catchy CHEERS to the lineup. And SEVENTEEN was more than happy to answer fans’ prayers when S.Coups, Hoshi, and Woozi hit the stage to perform the song. Even when they played the music video before the show, the fans were saying every line, especially S.Coups‘. The fits were fire and the choreography set the world’s largest indoor arena a light. How can we tattoo the dance break into our brains?
DINO, PHILIPPINES’ SUPERSTAR
VERNON SINGING FEARLESS BY LE SSERAFIM
We’ll take any SVT and LE SSERAFIM crumbs that we can get.
MINGYU AND JOSHUA’S BRASO BATTLE
The cameraman was all of us when this moment happened.
THE NEVER-ENDING AJU NICE
It’s practically legendary at this point that SEVENTEEN are going to do Aju Nice over and over again during their concerts. They even teased fans at the end when the screens were brought down before they ran back on stage for one last Aju Nice. But to see it all happen with 50,000 thousand jumping fans with their lightsticks is something else. There was a SEVENTEEN-induced earthquake in Bulacan.
THE PIZZA AND CHICKEN CARAT
They get a 10/10 for their outfits and an 11/10 for their dance moves and energy during Snap Shoot. The pizza carat girl got her whole life at the concert, to say the least.
THAT BACK-UP DANCER THAT STOLE CARATS’ HEARTS
We expected to watch our Sebongs in the Philippines again. But what we didn’t expect was to be smitten by one of their back-up dancers. But we don’t blame Carats for swerving a bit. By the way, his name is Seungmin and you can follow him on Instagram here.
THIS CARAT’S MOMENT WITH MINGYU
How can we get our heart hand completed by Mingyu?
MINGHAO THROWING WATER IN THE CROWD
It’s the way he asked permission first before he threw the water for us. We love a respectful king.
THE KOREAN STAFF DOING THIS
They knew the vibe and went along with it. We love to see it.
THIS MINGYU FANCAM
As SZA says, I need a big boy. I want a big boy.
TAGALOG KING KIM MINGYU
@dustphanfrvr WALANG UUWI MINGYU 😭 #seventeen #mingyu #bethesun #boyfriend #fypシ ♬ HOT – SEVENTEEN
Exactly Mingyu, walang uuwi.
HOSHI’S DAD GIVING HIS STAMP OF APPROVAL
@kyracco Hoshi’s dad giving out stamps to filo carats 💎 #BeTheSuninBULACAN #BeTSinBULACAN #HOSHI #SEVENTEENinMNL #fyp ♬ original sound – Kyra Co
Imagine going to a SEVENTEEN concert and having Hoshi’s dad put his signature stamp on your wrist. We’re never washing our hands again.