The Power of KPOP at the Big Dome
6 of the hottest Kpop groups joined forces for a rare concert in Manila. It’s the time of the year again when Kpop fans were all distracted for the invasion of not one, not two, but six sensational Korean yodelers in the country. This bunch of Korean cuties came together for the second Dream Kpop Fantasy Concert (DKFC2), held at Smart Araneta Coliseum on February 2. This time, ladies and some cute kids were the most delighted because the DKFC 2 was packed of Korean heartthrobs making The Big Dome on full glee enclosed for about 90 percent female Kpop enthusiast.
Fans wired up few minutes before the concert officially started, the venue only let them inside the dome before the show started, everyone rushed to get the best view of the platform and some did some disturbance resulting to put use of the security to check for their concert tickets, good thing no one got hurt from the commotion and all of us was geared to perfect contentment.
In Kpop concerts, it is an attendee’s tradition to bear the signature color-coded light stick, and to this year’s kpop roundup, the dome was dominated with a glowing Sapphire blue and De Color Verde. These two shades were incessantly in motion to every blows of KPop music, from BtoB’s first song “WOW” up until Super Junior M’s final song “Breakdown”.
As foreign performer, it is never easy to speak the country’s native tongue but, as the saying goes, you got to sing it, and every word will be perfect. As expected the group pleased their fans by performing songs from their album, the groups performed taking the stage for about half an hour, some of them put us in total astonishment, when they sang popular English and Filipino songs like Nasa Iyo Na Ang Lahat,” which was popularized by local teen actor Daniel Padilla, and danced their feet off to the tune of the hugely popular novelty song “Otso Otso,”. A-Jax made us sing “Angels Brought Me Here” and surprised us by presenting a bouquet of flowers to their special guest Han Seung Yeon, of popular girl group Kara. She made a special appearance to support her label mates and said, “I’m here in the Philippines for the first time and thank you so much for your love and support. ”I love you so much, Filipino fans” and ask for continuous support.
A-JAX composed of Park Sungmin, Moon Hyojun, Lee Seungyeo, Seo Jaehyung, Kim Hyeongkon, Ham Seungjin, and Maeng Yoonyoung they performed their singles “2MYX” and “Hot Game”. South Korean boy band Block B—composed of Lee Taeil, Lee Min Hyuk aka “B-Bomb” who revealed, “After our comeback, the song ‘Very Good’ is our favorite because with this song, we were able to take first place [in the hit charts] for the first time.” during their press conference Woo Ji Ho aka “Zico”, Pyo Ji Hoon aka “P.O.”, Ahn Jaehyo, Kim Yu-Kwon, and Park Kyung. Block B performed their hit singles “Nalina,” “Very Good,” “Nice Day,” and “Be The Light.” Five-member idol group A-PRINCE—composed of Minhyuk, Si Yoon, Seung Jun, Sung Won and Woo Bin—performed after Block B.
Super Junior-M—consisted of Kyuhyun, Henry, Donghae, Zhoumi, Sungmin, Eunhyuk, and Ryeowok—were the last to perform. They showcased “Go”, followed by Eunhyuk and Donghae’s “Oppa Oppa.” SuJu-M performed the ballad song “Goodbye, My Love,” and ended their set with their 2013 single “Break Down.” “A little near over satisfaction” that was the exact words to describe the fans who wanted to hear more from their idols. When SJM sang their last song and bade the audience farewell, everybody refused to stand up from their seats and that feeling of – still not enough is highly visible, they can’t make their self aware that the Dream Kpop Concert they’ve been waiting months for was finally over. There were also Kpop fan from other country like Indonesia, China, and Japan came just to see and watch them perform live creating that Ear-fragmentizing screams filled the venue.
The 2nd K-Pop music festival in the country—Dream Kpop Fantasy Concert— was a huge success. Don’t miss the next!
Special thanks to SMART ARANETA COLISEUM
by Jessy Doria