First, let’s acknowledge the fact that the Dream KPop Fantasy Concert held in the SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds was held last January 19, 2013. Which means i’m writing this fanaccount two weeks after the fact. Which means I don’t give a damn since I still remember everything clearly like it was yesterday. Which also means, I haven’t moved on. Haha.
Second, an aid memoire to start this post. I’ve been a fan since 2009 ever since a friend of mine told me, “Ramon, stop watching Wonder Girls’ ‘Nobody’ and look at this”. It was the MV of Tell Me Your Wish. From there, it all went downhill (or uphill, depends on what lens you’re looking at). Anyway, there have been rumors of an SNSD concert in Manila since 2009, and since then my heart has been broken since they never happen. So in that fateful day of September 2012, somebody announced that SNSD will be in Manila for a concert in January 2013 along with some other acts (i’m not dissing the other acts mind you. Once SNSD was mentioned, everything else was a blur. I hope you understand fellow fans). It would be titled “Dream KPop Fantasy Concert”. My reaction?
“HAHAHA OH PLEASE ANOTHER RUMORED CONCERT IT WILL NEVER HAPPEN AND WHO NAMES A CONCERT ‘DREAM KPOP FANTASY’ ANYWAY IT SOUNDS SO FAKE TAKE IT WITH A GRAIN OF SALT PEOPLE”
^By the way, I found out about that while I was in the office. And yes, that was my response. In the office. In a Government Institution.
But then, it was semi-official because Happee Sy (the woman who helps bring Super Junior and other KPop acts in the Philippines) kinda confirmed it.
By October, it was official. Rumoured ticket prices for seats in front were around 15k. My reaction?
“THANK YOU GOD FOR ANNOUNCING THIS CONCERT WHEN I HAD WORK ALREADY MAKES LIFE EASIER SINCE I’M EARNING ALREADY WOOHOO”
^Reality was, I wasn’t technically earning yet. As you know with government, you don’t get paid immediately. Hahaha.
Anyway I convinced my father to loan me some money to the tune of Php 11.3k for Standing VIP tickets which I bought in late October, a few days after ticket selling went live. (I’m still paying for my Personal Loan, btw). Decided to get SVIP because the Diamond VIP tickets were seated and I thought that it was too far from seeing my beloved Girls’ Generation and my girlfriend who doesn’t know I exist, Tiffany Hwang .
Fast forward to January 19, 2013. Continue reading