I was really disappointed when i queued early but failed to get tickets to Twicelights Manila. So my friend and i saw standing tickets at viagogo.com and bought the tickets on impulse a few weeks ago. We booked our flights and hotel and was super excited! One of our tickets even won hi-touch!
We landed in Singapore late last night and was so tired we woke up around 9 30am we quickly had breakfast and were in Singapore indoor stadium by 12nn. My friend queued for the hitouch event and to our surprise, the crew said that someone already registered for hitouch!! We were so shocked. The lady checked our barcodes and she said the queue no matches the barcode so our tickets are real. She advised us to queue up early so that we can enter the stadium before the person can come in or else our tickets will be void. The standing pen queue only starts at 2pm so we had no choice but to wait for the next 3 hours near the area. The weather was lovely and the breeze was cool, but we were both nervous. What if we were scammed? We will be so disappointed for spending so much to go to Singapore and still miss the concert. We were already thinking of plan b. Can we get refund? Can we still byy tix at the venue and make do with the restricted view? Should we start looking for scalpers?
2pm came and we went inside the standing pen queue area. Luckily we didnt see anyone in the queue claiming to have the same numbers as ours. Still we were anxious and super sweaty as thr sun has decided to comeout in full force to greet the Once who are patiently waiting in line. Finally at 3.30pm the gates open and we were slowly let in. We finally entered the venue around 4pm and we breathed a huge sigh of relief when we got in! Whee!!
Next dilemma is finding the best standing position. Unfortunately our no is 5700+ so we were already in the middle. I was alreafy dreading the concert coz i had a feeling that all i will be seeing are the backs to all the tall guys in front of me!! In my kind i thought wah!! I shiuld have just bought the 2nd level seats if i will be spending the entire time watching the tv screen.
The show starts around 5.15pm with the lovely Twice singing Stuck in my head. At first it was bearable as i could still see them dancing though very far away and i can just raise my phone high to see them. I was even able to take some pics and short videos of the girls singing Cheer Up, BDZ, Dance the night away and I Want you back. All this time i was craning my neck and tiptoeing while i balance myself and my arms way up high trying to see the girls.
After an hour i decided to give up taking pics and videos altogether coz the crowd just kept getting taller in front of me haha. I would say that 40% of the time i was watching the big screen, 30% watching someone else’s phone, 10% the backs of people and 10% actually seeing them in person. My tall friend who is 6’3 had no problems whatsoever and was even able to shoot great pics videos and see them perform on stage. Sucks to be short. Haha.
But i still had so much fun. That 10% of the 3 hour show was still worth it because i was able to see them upclose whenever they stayed on the extended stage. Wow they are all so gorgeous in real life! I think that night Nayeon was the prettiest. Sana and Dahyun were like flawless angels. Chaeyoung and Dahyun also looked really beautiful tonight. I was bummed that i always miss seeing Tsuyu and Momo but after their red hot unit stages they went to the middle and finally got to see them. Wah!! So tall and sweet!! I was finally able to see Jeongyeon at the encore stage when they sang Knock Knock! She looked so simple and natural and had a small face!
Aside from seeing them upclose, there was never a boring moment coz they sang all of their hits. TT, Signal, Fancy, Heartshaker, Likely, Ooh Aah to name a few. I also loved the small moments where they would stop and talk to the audience. I also loved the hearrfelt farewell messages from the girls. It was a bit sad coz they were crying that they are not complete tonight and i could feel like they have faced so many challemges the past few months. Their speeches were a contrast from the Manila concert when they were all smiles and the passionate pinoy Once were screaming. I really wished that i was able to watch the Manila concert but watching in Singapir eis also a great experience!
I think i have checked so much of my kpop fan bucket list this year and it is only half 2019. Haha. So i might lie low for the rest of the year. Some people may not understand why there are people like us who spends money on concerts. Ive heard people commenting that it is a waste of money to watch one show. But it is not for us. Because it may just be for 3 hours but that 3 hours will forever be part of our memories and experience.
I uploaded in my youtube channel a few of the videos i was able to take during the first hour of thr concert.
Twicelights in Singapore: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPc2mbn5zBCNxfxrmrhLNu0vU8oXrKLxU