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Took My Little Sister To A KPOP Concert or How I Became The Best Ate In The World

August 1, 2016 17 Comments

For months my little sister Clara had been hinting about wanting to go to a KPOP concert. She said mom wouldn’t allow her because she had no one to go with. Right off the bat, I volunteered to chaperone her! But then I learned that tickets were already sold out 😪

And then early last month she sent me a direct message on Twitter:

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Tickets were miraculously available again! So I checked the link right away and I was looking at the poster thinking, WHO ARE THESE GUYS? HOW’D THEY SELL OUT AN ARENA WHEN I’VE NEVER HEARD OF THEM??


Okay, if you’re a fan I know you’re ready to bite my head off for saying that but come on, KPOP isn’t played on the radio. I’m aware it’s very popular on MYX as I used to see a lot of Super Junior, 2NE1, and PSY back when I still had cable television. I’m just very oblivious when it comes to the world of Korean Pop Music, ok?

Anyway, back to the tickets: I saw some VIP Standing and Lower Box Standing tickets had freed up via SM Tickets’ website. I remember Clara saying she would be happy to watch from the lower box seats but I wanted the best for our bunso. Tickets were very expensive as in Justin Bieber levels if I remember correctly. But I also remembered how desperate I was to see the Biebs when he came here. I thought, “A date with my little sister will be priceless!” so I went ahead and bought two VIP tickets!

I told her I got the tickets and she couldn’t contain her excitement. I swear it was the first time she told me she loved in years HAHAHA.

I ORIGINALLY WANTED TO UPLOAD MY (self-proclaimed) HILARIOUS SNAPCHAT STORY THAT DAY BUT OMG IT DIDN’T SAVE ON MY CAMERA ROLL. Curses, Snapchat!!! Anyway, I couldn’t blame my 51-year old mom for wanting to sit this one out. I think I busted an ear drum in that arena with all the screaming that went on. Haha!

I wouldn’t say I’m a fan now but I really appreciated the choreography, the stage design and the cute moments they had with the fans in between songs. They really took their time to make their fans have the best night of their lives. A lot of winking, a lot of pa-cute, a lot of eye contact. These guys knew what they were doing. Apparently, it was their second time here in the Philippines and Clara told me they’re coming back here in September.

This isn’t a boy band that just banks on the members’ looks. These guys can sing and they obviously work very hard to learn the dance moves to each song. I still can’t call myself a KPOP fan because it just isn’t my cup of tea* but I do admire how the music industry in Korea really shells out to promote their artists.

What I am a fan of is my little sister’s happiness so I’ll probably take her to the next KPOP concert as long as my schedule permits and I can still afford it. LOL.


*I originally wrote “cup of kimchi” cos I thought it was funny but I realized it might seem offensive huhu haha



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    August 1, 2016

    so sweet…. I wish I had an ate like you!!!

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    Meryll Kae Barandon

    August 1, 2016

    Is this the same day with We Are Imaginary album launch? Lagari schedule ha! Lucky bunso! :)

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    Pia Magalona

    August 1, 2016

    You could say “cup of soju!”
    Thanks for taking Clows to see BTS… our last resort as her concert buddy would’ve been Grammy, who is a certified everything-Korean fan. CAN YOU IMAGINE THAT SCENE! Lolz

    Love you 💕

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    Camille Puche

    August 1, 2016

    What a sweet sister, Saab! Just by reading your post I am already getting all the chills you guys had at the concert! :D And about them being so good in what they do, I totally agree! They are one of the boy groups that dances really well and also sing at the same time! <3

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    August 1, 2016

    I am the same age as Maxx, but can you be my ate too? Hahaha!

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    Pearly Jane

    August 1, 2016

    Waaah so envious! I’m not really a fan of BTS too but my sister is but we couldn’t afford T_T Anyways, Kpop x Saab is not something you see everyday so I’m glad to see you post about it! Hihi

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    August 2, 2016

    It doesnt save on the camera roll anymore, it’s probably on your snapchat memories on the app itself. give it a try =)

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      August 2, 2016

      Wala talaga :(

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    maria ty

    August 5, 2016

    I’m not a fan of BTS too although I’m into Kpop. Kpop idols are great performers due to their long years of training You’re right about the winking and ‘pa-cute’ though. Something a twenty something woman like us won’t find interesting. Clara is very lucky to have an ate like you. :)

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    Kai Rafanan

    August 6, 2016

    This is sooooo kawaii!!! #SisterGoals! <3

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    March 23, 2017


    I am currently researching for the best standing area for their upcoming Wings Concert in Manila. I am unsure of buying the standing area A or E, do you have any recommendation? And will each person be given number in terms of who will enter the concert first? I hope these questions aren’t too much. >.<

    Thank you

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      March 24, 2017

      Hmmm I don’t remember which tickets I bought, but I got the most expensive one cos I wanted to spoil Clara. Haha. People were already inside when we went in so it’s not like we lined up to enter. It was very orderly and if you’re in the standing area, you can just squeeze your way into the middle if you want. It’s a concert and there are no rules in a mosh pit :)