ELFs, how are we feeling rn? Super Junior's Infinite Time tour will finally reach Philippine shores on Sunday, December 15, at the Mall of Asia Arena. Are you ready to see Leeteuk, Yesung, Shindong, Eunhyuk, Dongahe, Siwon, Ryeowook, and Kyuhyun on stage, performing a medley of throwback songs and new releases? I KNOW I AM.
To help you assemble your SS8 starter kit, here's a checklist of essential items you need to bring for Super Junior's Manila concert:
1. YOUR TICKET.
The most important item—you spent a lot of money to get this (and probably lined up overnight, aminin niyo!), so make sure you have it safe in your wallet before you head to MOA Arena! VIP standing peeps, check out the guide below on how to claim your queue number and line up on the day of the concert!
2. Cash (Yes, you will be spending more money).
ICYDK, you cannot bring food and drinks purchased outside the venue, since there are concessionaires inside. YES, that includes empty water bottles and tumblers, unfortunately. So bring cash just in case you feel hungry or thirsty— you don't want to faint before you see your bias on stage, 'di ba?
Curious about the merch that will be sold at #SS8inManila? Check out the full list below, but remember: Merch sells out quickly, so the earlier you arrive, the better your chances of getting the item(s) you want!
3. Your fandom essentials (like the Super Bong)
If you have one, don't forget to bring your light stick! Download the Wyth app from the App Store and Bluetooth sync your light stick ahead of the concert so you can participate in the sapphire blue ocean. LS versions 1 and 2 will work for different songs, so don't worry if you don't own the latest one!
The concert starts at 6 p.m., but there will be fan gatherings for photos before then! ELFs will also be bringing *super cute* unofficial merch to share and trade, so bring an eco bag if you plan on collecting.
4. A powerbank (and extra batteries for your light stick!)
Professional recording devices are NOT allowed at concerts, so you'll definitely want to keep your phone fully charged to capture all of your fave moments. Don't forget to charge your powerbank though—what's the point of bringing one when it's empty and just occupying extra space in your bag?
The light stick uses three triple A batteries, so if you're praning like me just bring an extra set. You never know what'll happen!
Here is a full list of all the banned items, in case you were wondering:
5. A small bag to carry all your essentials!
Take note: The bag cannot be larger than an A4-sized piece of paper, so leave those backpacks and totes at home!
If this is your first SuJuCon, here are a few things to keep in mind:
1. Wear BLUE.
Sapphire blue is the fandom color for ELFs (Ever Lasting Fandom), so wear the color with pride! Several local fan groups and member-specific fan clubs are selling everything from t-shirts to flower crowns to *actual* crowns on Facebook and Twitter, so search the hashtag #SS8inManila if you're looking for something to wear!
2. Listen to the set list.
Super Junior debuted in 2005, so there are definitely some *old* songs being performed at SS8. Refresh your memory (or listen to them for the first time!) before the concert so you can have fun singing along (kahit the chorus lang, haha!).
3. MEMORIZE THE FANCHANTS.
Whether you're a baby ELF (welcome to the fandom!) or an OG stan (hi-five mga titas!), MEMORIZE. THE. FANCHANTS. It's a nice way to show your love and support, plus hearing thousands of voices screaming alongside you is *definitely* an experience. And if you know the whole song, SING ALONG!
Here's a playlist to get you started!
Are you ready to yell "sorry sorry sorry sorry naega naega naega meonjeo, nege nege nege ppajyeo ppajyeo ppajyeo beoryeo baby", at the top of your lungs, PH ELFs?
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