We’re already counting the days until WayV returns.
Filipino NCTzens are eating well these days. Last year, NCT 127 held their first-ever solo concert in the country to resounding (and viral) success. NCT Dream are set to hold a two-day concert later in April. And for fans of WayV, they got an up close encounter with the boys following their recent fanmeet in Manila on March 26. While WayV did travel to the country in late 2022, Ten wasn’t there and it felt a little quick for some.
So, when it was announced that the NCT sub-unit was coming to Manila as part of their Phantom fanmeet tour, you can bet NCTzens were excited. It was their first fanmeet in the country, a moment not to be missed by fans as thousands made their way to Araneta Coliseum for the event. While we process seeing our fave boys live, here’s a look at a few of the highlights of the evening.
FANS MEETING YANGYANG’S MOM
Not only did fans get to see Yangyang, a lucky few also got to meet his mom. Consider us jealous.
WAYV IN INTRAMUROS
WAYV in Intramuros. pic.twitter.com/HvKFwaT9x9— A.M. (@arlyn013) March 26, 2023
When they were here last year, the group found the time to visit the bay area near MOA Arena. Now, they paid a visit to Intramuros. They really made sure to get those tourist miles during their Manila stay.
THIS FAN HAVING THE BEST DAY EVER
@jeizx siguro niligtas ko angkan niya nung past life ko. (pls wala na akong ayos ayooos huhu) I EFFIN FREAK OUT!!! #wayv #TEN #WAYV #xiaojun #yangyang #hendery #kun #wayv_phantom_in_manila ♬ Phantom – WayV
Imagine your fave idol just walking into your place of work. For this NCTzen, it became reality after Ten entered the coffee shop she was working at in Intramuros. We don’t blame her for shedding some tears.
FANS WITH THE BEST FLAGS
Never underestimate the power of fans seeing their faves live. Just take a look at these NCTzens who brought Ten and Hendery thirst trap flags to the fanmeet. It’s giving tama behavior.
DANCING TO ILLUSION
WAYV DANCING TO AESPA’S ILLUSION pic.twitter.com/PcGFHXqbAp— Sehun Araullo (@vicentejian) March 26, 2023
During their fanmeet, WayV prepared covers to three of their fellow SM Entertainment artists; SHINee, NCT Dream, and aespa. Our favorite was the boys busting it down to Illusion all while wearing their cute headbands. It was a taste of what Filo MYs are going to experience in April.
PERFORMING LOVE TALK
WayV performed a flurry of their tracks that would make any NCTzen happy. But nothing beats seeing and hearing them perform the legend itself live. And props to the styling team for letting Kun dance in more comfortable shoes.
HENDERY AND HIS GOOD MORNING TOWEL
That’s not WayV’s Hendery, that’s manong Hendery. NGL, a part of us hoped he would have thrown the towel in the crowd.
THEIR WHOLESOME HEADBANDS
WayV cutie — SmartAranetaColiseum (@TheBigDome) March 26, 2023
They prepared some cute headbands for them to wear during their performance 💞#WayV_Phantom#WayV_Phantom_in_MANILA #WayV #WeiShenV #威神V #WayVatTheBigDome @dnmentph pic.twitter.com/Uwrc0mToBm
Seeing the boys put on their headbands and crowns gave us the best kind of flashback when they dressed up as Disney princesses.
@jhmklvrr when theyre playing what’s in my bag hendery brought a fan that is very commonly here in manila😭🤣 #hendery #wayv ♬ marklee laugh – 𝐓𝐫𝐢 🐋
Hendery’s inner Pinoy was peeking here. He knew that it was going to be hot in the Philippines so he came prepared with his pamaypay in his bag.
YANGYANG AND HENDERY NOTICING THIS FAN’S SIGN
@onyourm_akoy I WON I MADE HIM LAUGH SHAKENAKJEAK I TOLD U IYANG SA NEXT BALIK NYO SA STANDING AREA KITA PAPAKITAAN NG LOVE TALK DEMO VER #wayv ♬ if u use this sound ur automatically hot – 🎸
You know what would have made the fanmeet better? WayV singing the uncensored version of Love Talk. But alas, that’s a manifestation for another day. At the very least, this NCTzen managed to get Yangyang and Hendery laughing with her A+ sign. We’d put the achievement in our resume TBH.
HENDERY AND HIS ADOBO
While waiting in their room, they were served with Adobo(?) Hendery liked it so he put it inside his bag 😆#WayV_Phantom#WayV_Phantom_in_MANILA #WayV #WeiShenV #威神V #WayVatTheBigDome @dnmentph pic.twitter.com/Ocrasei0he— SmartAranetaColiseum (@TheBigDome) March 26, 2023
Hendery keeping some of the adobo he ate backstage in a Tupperware in his bag just feels correct. The design is very Pinoy.