MANILA – Excited fans in the Philippines gathered at the Globe Circuit Event Grounds last Friday, October 28 to witness the explosive performances of four K-Pop groups – NCT 127, Cosmic Girls, N.Flying, and GFriend.
K-Pop Republic 2 offers more than the concert itself. It allowed fans to enjoy spazzing with their fellow fans through different activities and games like an open stage, Noraebang, face painting, and Augmented reality (AR)!
At around five in the afternoon, a press conference of all four performing idol groups was held at the same concert venue. All the artists stated that they were so happy seeing their Filipino fans and will give them a really great performance.
A few hours later, the concert began with the first group, GFriend. The talented performers hit the stage with their innocent-powerful voices and choreographies. This six-member girl group showed their beautiful voices as they performed their hit songs such as “Navillera”, “Rough”, “Me Gustas Tu”, “Love Whisper”, and “Summer Rain.” The fans who were so excited sang their fan chants as loud as they can.
Next stage is from a boy band of FNC Entertainment, N.Flying. Different from other performances, the fans were able to witness the real sounds of the instruments that came from the hands of these boys.
It was N.Flying’s first time to visit and perform in Manila. Hwi Seung, a former Produce 101
Season 2 trainee was recently added to the band. The band has shown so much enthusiasm and power on their performances as they sang their beautiful songs namely “Awesome,” “The Real,” and “I’m Okay.”
The stage was then covered with 13 beautiful ladies of Cosmic Girls or WJSN. As they had said during their interview, Cosmic Girls really made the crowd go wild and experience their happy virus. Their raps and vocals were really incredible. Their choreography was also on point. They happily shared their happiness as they performed “I Wish,” “Momomo,” “Catch Me,” and “Secret.”
And for the last performers of the night, the youngest group from SM Entertainment rocked the stage even before they began their performances. Filipino NCTzens started screaming even more as the music starts. NCT 127 performed their famous hits “Fire Truck,” “Limitless,” “O Mile,” “Summer 127” and “Cherry Bomb.”
Their love for their fans were super great that it has reflected from their fan services. From waving of hands, to throwing of finger hearts, and holding the fans hands, NCT 127 surely knows how to make their fans happier than usual.
One of the members of NCT 127, Winwin was celebrating his birthday. The fans and the members cheerfully sang a birthday song for him.
K-Pop Republic 2 may have ended but it will leave a beautiful mark in the hearts of the fans. This two-hour concert has shown that even for a short while, it may and will be considered a huge part of the Philippine K-Pop History.
K-Pop Republic 2 is brought to you by All Access Productions and HM Entertainment.
Contributor: Ruth Leen