Weeks before Motte in Manila Concert, every VIP in the Philippines (PH) got the biggest shock of their lives : IME announced that Philippines was included on Taeyang’s White Night in Manila. I literally shouted “Oh My God!” the moment I read it on IME Facebook page because it’s Taeyang’s solo concert. It’s like one of my dream concert ever!
Taeyang was BIGBANG’s (my #1 group in the world of KPOP) vocalist and was known for his groovy body movement and soulful voice. He was also my bias in the group! I’m gushing over as I write this, please spare me… Haha And he’s the reason why I am into KPOP.
I’ll give you a brief history: Back in 2009, my friends joined a dance contest and they chose to perform Taeyang’s ‘Wedding Dress’. I was with them during their practice so this song was on repeat all throughout the day. I got curious to it so when I arrived home. I immediately search the video and damn I fall for Taeyang. It was love at first sight. Since then, I followed Bigbang, became a VIP and started liking Kpop.
I was really excited for this concert but my wallet was crying already because I bought Motte in Manila Concert and Seventeen Diamond Edge prior to its announcement. But I cannot let this pass. Bigbang will be enlisted in the military next year and who knows when he will be having a solo concert again. Being a Bigbang fan, I decided to buy it and lessen my outdoor activities until I’m able to cope up with the amount I stashed on my savings! Yes, that’s how I love him!
Taeyang White Night in Manila Concert!
I’ve arrived at the concert hall a bit earlier so I’ve met with my fellow VIPs to chat about Bigbang, Taeyang, and other YG artists promotions. We also roam around and bought a White Night T-shirt (unofficial merchandise) as a souvenir for the concert! I have to keep a souvenir for this tour because it was truly memorable for me.
By the time I got inside, the first thing I did was to take a picture with Taeyang’s poster. I needed to do it before I went to my seat because it will be flooded by VIPs if I took it after the concert.
I was surprised and happy when our seating arrangement changed. We actually bought an upper box ticket but we were transferred to a VIP seated section just near the stage. Oh men! The view from my seat was so awesome. I can clearly see Taeyang’s face closely. It’s like all the stars collide on my side that time.
White Night in Manila Performances
Unlike any KPOP concerts I’ve attended, I didn’t take photos of Taeyang for White Night in Manila but I only took a few videos. I am so in the moment that I don’t want to see him on just the lense. I savored his performance and sang along with him while waving my Bigbang crown light stick the entire night! I also shout my hearts out during his talks!
Taeyang performed a lot of his good songs, but my favorites were: Only Look at Me, Wedding Dress, I Need A Girl, (these three songs were the songs I really wanted to hear LIVE because it’s on these songs that I fall in love with him more!), Empty Road, Good Boy, Stay With Me, and Eyes Nose Lips.
Everything on this concert was so much fun. Okay, I say this a lot in every concert but it was. Taeyang knows how to put on a show. He was everything. He was amazing. His voice Ugh! It’s so good that he like ate his CD. It feels like I’m listening to a CD but it’s live. Do you get me?
Honestly, I still feel the Taeyang effect and it makes me speechless that I can’t help but gush over it! I don’t think I will get over it soon. I think this would last for a month or even more. I know that’s the same case for you too? 🙂
I love him! I love everything! 🙂 <3
Taeyang Instagram Update: White Night in Manila
White Night in Manila Set List
— ♛ ♥ LEONOR CHOI ♥ ♛ (@iloveleonony) Setyembre 23, 2017