*accidentally attends Seventeen’s Day 2 concert in Manila*
I didn’t intend to watch the concert, but someone (hello Claud! :D) thought of me and had me cover the event as a secondary photographer. I’m really, really thankful for that! Thanks so much Claud! And despite the extremely bad weather that weekend, I’m relieved that I was able to make it.
(The concert date I went to was on a Monday. The weather two days before was intense. So much rainfall!)
This time, I took photos with just my 50mm since I had lent my kit lens to Claud. I’ve had thoughts of selling this tiny lens, honestly, because it’s not flexible enough for me… or, well, I’m not flexible enough for it, haha. I usually prefer my beaten-up kit lens over it in covering events–that is if I don’t use a telephoto lens. But sometimes, when I’m forced to use it… it surprises me in the most unexpected ways. It’s a good back-up lens, I think! So, nah, thoughts of selling it have flown out the window.
I think this concert had the most number of young’ins I’ve been to. I don’t think I’ve ever felt so tita amidst teens.
*laughs* Oh, to be young once again!
I have nothing much to say about Seventeen, actually. They’re a bunch of adorable boys and I can see why they attract so many fans. (Mingyu is really handsome, hehe.)
Oh, and shoutout to Seventeen’s translator. Girl, you were really good! I hope more hired translators are like you. *_*
The day before, fans released paper planes as a fan project. This day, fans had balloons with them!
My only concern about the event: the fans who were able to score hi-touch or photo-op passes. Ok that’s something weird to worry about lol but let me explain! I was worried for them not just because a vast majority were young teenagers, but with the way the Korean staff handled them. 🙁 The staff people were literally yelling and shoving fans to hurry up and I was like ??? Woah calm down, they have to walk up stairs, don’t rush them. Besides, they’re excited enough for it, so… :/ The aggression was just really uncalled for. (Even if they’re like that with Korea or with other countries… it should change, I think. Okay I’m rambling, but you get me? ;;)
The local PH and SG staff were super nice, though!
The Seventeen Shining Diamonds was brought to Manila by Pledis Entertainment and Three Angles Pro Group, Ltd.