Globe and K-MMUNITY PH Team Up For The Ultimate Fan Experience In Day 2 Of “EXplOration In Manila”
It was a day filled of activities for PH EXO-Ls and a night of extra-mundane performances from EXO.
The second day of EXO Planet #5 – ExplOration in Manila was as successful as its first day, despite the heavy rains. To further drew excitement from EXO’s adoring fans, K-MMUNITY PH powered by Globe, once again gave lucky fans an experience of a lifetime.
Globe and Happee Hour created K-MMUNITY PH, a Facebook group open to individuals who share the same love for all things Korean (K-Pop, K-Drama, K-Culture and etc.). The group keeps members updated on the latest exclusives, promos, events and even offer first dibs on concert tickets.
Globe and K-MMUNITY PH offered exciting activities to a number of fans ahead of the concert proper on August 24.
K-MMUNITY PH and Ultimate Stan Search: EXO Edition
Globe and K-MMUNITY PH, launched the Ultimate Stan Search. Now on its second edition, it searched for the ultimate EXO stans and rewarded them with VIP treatment prior to the concert. The Ultimate Stan Search: EXO Edition ran from August 5 to 22 and invited fans to participate in six (6) challenges which represented the boys from EXO. Participants created memes, photos and videos in response to the challenges with #GlobeKPOP and #StanUpTogether hashtags.
- Lightning (Meme challenge) – encouraged fans to create their own memes of Chen for laughs.
- Water (OOTD #EverydayExtra challenge) – wanted fans to show their Suho-inspired outfits of the day and ensure to put a spotlight on how extra they could be.
- Wind (Photoshoot challenge) – this challenged fans on how good they can re-create one of Sehun’s photos from his many photoshoots.
- Fire (Rap challenge) – tested fans’ rap skills. They need to post a 30-second video cover of Chanyeol’s rap part in “Growl”.
- Light (Singing Challenge) – fans showcased their singing prowess to make Baekhyun proud. They need to upload a 30-second video of them singing a cover of the acapella part of “Tempo”.
- Teleportation (Dance challenge) – asked PH EXO-Ls to groove and show off their version of Kai’s mesmerizing dance moves. They must submit another 30-second video dance cover of EXO’s “Love Shot”.
Winners of the Ultimate Stan Search got VIP tickets, a guided tour and an exclusive loot bag.
K-MMUNITY PH Exclusive Tour
Winners and participants gather at SM Mall of Asia Arena a few hours before the concert on August 24 for the guided tour. YouTube Star AC Mondragon (AC’s Life) met the attendees and hosted the event. Participants were led to the first floor where K-MMUNITY PH Store is located. It gave fans the opportunity to check out or purchase EXO merchandise before everyone else.
Items included backpack, badges, logo charm and film set, among others. The Eribong (official EXO lightstick), was unfortunately sold out that day. Happee Sy (Happee Hour), who is also known to fans as Inang, took time to greet the members of the tour. She gladly posed for some photos with the tour attendees.
On the second floor, ultimate stans were one step closer to their idols. Several personalized booths in the K-MMUNITY Studio were set up to guarantee top-notch fan experience. First stop was the Dance Studio where fans got to dance with their favorite EXO songs.
In Idol Studio, the ultimate stans struck a pose with their idols inside the hi-tech booth. Meanwhile in the Record Studio, PH EXO-Ls experienced a do-it-yourself activity as they created personalized stickers. The last booth, Chant Studio, encouraged tour participants to belt their hearts out as they jam to EXO’s addicting tracks.
Finally the moment has arrived as fans gathered inside the Mall of Asia Arena eagerly awaiting EXO. It must be said that the group did not disappoint. Amidst the loud screams, EXO gave outstanding performances one after another, just like the first day. They kicked off the show with “Tempo” and continued to hype up the already frenzied crowd with a string of hits. Fans sang along to tracks such as “Love Shot”, “Monster”, “Power”, “Growl” and “Call Me Baby” to name a few.
Their unit and individual stages were as mesmerizing as their group performances. Baekhyun dazzled the crowd with his soothing performance of “UN Village”. Suho enthralled the crowd with his dance moves and charismatic stage of “Been Through”. Meanwhile, Chen not only captivated the audience with his soulful voice as he sang “Lights Out”, the beautiful stage set up completely engaged the fans as well.
EXO-SC’s Sehun and Chanyeol gave out equally fetching performances of “What a Life” and ‘Closer To You”. Kai’s bewitching “Confession” dance stage made the concert even livelier. Fans could not help but be charmed by his talent.
Fans shed a tear or two during the ‘We are One” VCR. The group expressed their gratitude during their ments and commented about the fans’ energy and enthusiasm. They promised to be back and thank the fans for their never-ending support and for making the two-day concert a resounding success. EXO capped off the night with “Smile on my Face” as they bid their fans goodbye.
Hellokpop would like to thank Globe and K-MMUNITY PH for the tour and concert invites.
Event Covered By: Emylyn Castalla