Filipino fans gave Red Velvet the crowd they deserve during their first solo concert in the Philippines.
Believe it or not, despite performing in the country a few times, Red Velvet has yet to hold a solo concert in the country. An injustice, we know. Luckily, that wrong was corrected on May 7, 2023 when thousands of Pinoy ReVeluv’s flocked to MOA Arena to watch the group’s R to V in Manila concert. It’s been over nine years in the making, but Red Velvet and their PH stans had their two hours of bliss. And by the looks of it, Red Velvet had the time of their lives, mainly thanks to the never-ending energy Luvies had. We rounded up a few highlights from the night in case you want to relive the moment or ease that #TeamBahay ache.
IRENE ENJOYING THE SUNSET VIEW AT MOA
MADAME IRENE NIYO KATABI KO LANG KANINA 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/0qkzby2xX3— ig: yezleicream (@sagayeol) May 6, 2023
We don’t know why, but these pics of Irene are so Filipino coded. Imagine walking along the seaside near MOA and seeing
Mama Mary Irene casually beside you? It’s the stuff fan fictions are made of. We also love how Irene, along with the other members, were able to enjoy Manila, even for a little bit.
YERI GETTING THAT PINOY EXPERIENCE
yeri never beating the pinay allegations haha 😭😭 naka san mig na si madam !!! pic.twitter.com/BYa0sMcD0z— vico fiero (@vicentejian) May 6, 2023
Some idols eat Jollibee when they travel to Manila. For Yeri, she drinks San Miguel beer. We just know she had sisig as well.
IRENE’S ORIGINAL VISUALS
MADAM SUMISIGAW LANG KAMI KASE SOBRANG GANDA MO 😭😭😭😭😭— vico fiero (@vicentejian) May 7, 2023
SHES SO CONFUSED 😭😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/rTtN0KUkhh
Irene has some of the best visuals in K-pop. So, it felt correct seeing Pinoy ReVeluv’s go crazy for her just by seeing her face on the screen.
MARIS RACAL GETTING HER LIFE
omg wendy…. mahal na kita……,,,— Maris Racal (@MissMarisRacal) May 7, 2023
Well, it looks like Maris found those tickets. And it’s safe to say that Wendy is her bias.
THE PINOY CROWD
We love how Red Velvet attended the concert of their Filipino fans. It was more of a sing-a-long then concert really with how the fans gave Red Velvet so much energy.
BEHIND THE SCENES MOMENTS
Who says that there are bad seats in the arena? Fans who sat on the side of the stage got to witness this fun moment as Irene put the quick in quick change.
THE LOVE FOR JOY
Even though Joy sadly couldn’t join the group for their Manila show, Pinoy Luvies made sure to show her love, a gesture that didn’t go unnoticed by the members.
THE FAN PROJECTS
GRABE ALL THE FAN PROJECTS ARE SUCCESSFUL 😭 BANNERS, GREEN OCEAN, COLOR OCEAN, INCLUDING CHEERS AND ENCORE 😭 SO ORGANIZED AND THE GIRLS WERE TOUCHED AND APPRECIATED IT A LOT!!!— SAB | Baek Jena is coming (@yerisexc) May 7, 2023
GREAT JOB PH LUVIES! 👏 SA UULITIN, BC THEY PROMISED TO COME BACK AS 5!!#RtoVinMNL #RtoVinMANILA pic.twitter.com/2IHUZ5I19x
Pinoy K-pop stans are truly some of the best K-pop fans in the world. And the fact that the girls themselves recognized the touching acts shows how much it meant to them.
THIS FAN’S PAINTING
Irene laughing at my irene meme oil painting earlier 😂 i think she was also trying to mimic her expression. screenshots from @privmin8 and @kimjenknee (i'll attach their videos below) #REDVELVETinMNL2023 #RtoVinMANILA pic.twitter.com/MlSWgujM3A— studioevang (@studioevang) May 7, 2023
This fan deserves a 10/10 for their meme oil painting and getting the group’s attention.
THE ZIMZALABIM CULT
ngl, if i wasnt a luvie 15k people in a full housed arena were chanting ZIMZALABIM at the top of their lungs, i would get scared and think they're cursing my entire bloodline HAhahahaha— M J ✨️ (@sooyoily) May 7, 2023
WE DID IT PH LUVIES. THANK YOU @RVsmtown @pulpliveworld#RtoVinMANILA #REDVELVETinMNL2023 pic.twitter.com/Tmh5oj8MhF
Red Velvet’s worst song? More like one of their most underrated. That was a whole party with dashes of a group possession right there.
Yeri: “We will never forget Manila”— Chi💫 (@kimjenknee) May 7, 2023
Yeri: “See you soon again”
Wendy: “ with Joy”
(no but they keep on saying see you soon again with Joy during the concert hmmmm what if encore concert manila eme sana) #REDVELVETinMNL2023 #RtoVinMANILA pic.twitter.com/gCiDIXJoZR
When the members tease it, it’s most likely a reality. But just in case, let’s get that prayer circle going for the full group’s imminent return to the country.