Every K-pop fan’s dream is to see and hear their idols live. From the unique concepts, stage design, set lists, and fan projects — it’s an experience worth losing your voice for. More K-pop acts are visiting Manila, so it’s only a matter of time before your faves visit for the first time (if they haven’t already)! After surviving the ticket selling, all you’ve got to do is wait for the big day. If you’re going to have your first K-pop concert, here is a survival guide for you:
Check the venue
Wear comfortable clothing
Save phone storage
Bring a power bank
Arrive early and bring extra cash
Be aware of fan projects
Fan projects are one of the things that make a K-pop concert special. From cheering slogans to singing acapella during the encore to dress codes and wristbands, they are the fans’ way of showing appreciation to their idols. Follow your group’s local fan bases because they’re usually the ones behind these projects.
Bring your light stick and memorize fan chants
Fan chants and light sticks are what make K-pop concerts unlike any other. Instead of the usual neon glow sticks thrown during concerts, K-pop groups release their fan lights that are in sync via Bluetooth. I swear, nothing compares to the feeling when the light turns off and suddenly, you’re lost among the sea of lights. Don’t forget to memorize the fan chants too, as it makes the experience more interactive between the idols and fans. The louder the fan chants, the more everyone gets hyped up.
Meet new friends and have a good time
Don’t worry if you’re watching alone, you’ll definitely meet new friends before and during the concert. You all share the same love for the artist anyway, so don’t be scared. Everyone automatically becomes friends once the artists come up on stage and your screams become one.
Which K-pop group/s are you seeing soon? Share them below!