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HYPE UP Tour: B.I.’s Dynamic Reign in Manila 2024

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Kim Hanbin, also known as B.I., returned triumphantly to Manila on June 9, 2024, bringing his electrifying HYPE UP tour to the SM North Edsa Skydome.

Presented by Three Angles Pro, the concert re-affirmed the strong connection between B.I. and his dedicated Filipino fans. 

The concert lasted an impressive three-hour spectacle, featuring a whopping 44 songs that highlighted B.I.’s boundless energy and enthusiasm. Throughout the show, B.I. created unforgettable experiences for his fans, never seeming to tire. A standout feature of his performance was his signature move of stepping off the stage to interact more closely with the audience.

Concert Highlights

B.I. opened the concert with his declaration, “I’m the reincarnation of Michael Angelo,” a nod to his artistic vision and passion with the song ‘MICHAELANGELO’. The crowd erupted in cheers, underscoring their deep connection with the artist. B.I.’s ability to maintain such high energy levels and create memorable moments. 

Throughout the evening, B.I. made sure to interact closely with his fans. He roamed the stage, often stepping down to be closer to the audience, and even invited two lucky fans to dance with him on stage. In a particularly heartfelt segment, he interviewed a fan who shared her dream of starting an animal sanctuary, showcasing his genuine interest and support for his fans’ aspirations. One particularly remarkable part of the evening was when B.I. invited two fans onto the stage to dance with him, much to the delight of the crowd. Like idol, like fans indeed!

Adding to the excitement, B.I. was joined by Leo, an artist under the 131 Label, a record label B.I. founded. Leo’s guest appearance amplified the night’s excitement, enriching the concert experience for everyone present. Together, they performed several songs, showcasing the dynamic talent within the 131 Label and bringing an extra thrill to the evening.

B.I. also highlighted his talented dance crew, frequently sharing the stage with them and giving them opportunities to shine. Their seamless chemistry and shared enjoyment were palpable, significantly enhancing the overall vibrant atmosphere of the show. The dancers each had solo moments, demonstrating their incredible skills and adding a dynamic visual element to the performance that kept the audience engaged and energized.

Hanbin, your Cosmos

Fans reciprocated B.I.’s enthusiasm with heartwarming fan projects, including a fan-made video, colorful confetti showers, and banners expressing their love and support. These gestures created a beautiful, shared experience that was both visually stunning and emotionally impactful. The fan-made video featured clips and messages, mostly showing fan videos taken during his previous concerts, creating a touching tribute that left B.I. visibly moved. The colorful confetti and banners added to the festive atmosphere, turning the venue into a sea of vibrant colors and heartfelt messages.

B.I. has never neglected his Filipino IDs, and this concert left a lasting impression. As he mentioned during the show, “It has never been this hype before.” The synergy between B.I. and his Filipino fans is unparalleled, creating one of the most dynamic concert experiences ever. B.I. promised to return, and his fans are already eagerly anticipating his next visit, ready to top the incredible energy they brought that night.

This version captures the essence of a concert review, emphasizing key moments, interactions, and the overall atmosphere of B.I.’s HYPE UP tour stop in Manila.

Setlist

MICHELANGELO

Alive

ONE AND ONLY (B.I Solo)

WATERFALL

illa illa

Loved

Numb

4 Letters (feat. James Reid)

BTBT (feat. DeVita)

Keep me up

Got It Like That

Remember me

Dare to Love (feat. BIG Naughty)

Pretty Plzzz (Feat. B.I)

Tasty

TO DIE

TTM

Flame

Lover

Born Hater

Smoke (Prod. Dynamicduo, Padi) – Remix

NINETEEN

The Island of Misfit Toys

Die for love (feat. Jessi)

All shook up (feat. AGNEZ MO)

Wave (feat. Kid Milli & Lil Cherry)

Beautiful Life (feat. CRYING NUT)

COSMOS

Encore

Re-Birth

Tasty

BTBT (feat. DeVita)

Illusion

ONE AND ONLY (B.I Solo)

BE I

MICHELANGELO

TTM

Smoke (Prod. Dynamicduo, Padi) – Remix

Alone (feat. TYTAN)

S.O.S

Endless summer

Middle with you

Farewell

Beautiful Life (feat. CRYING NUT)

COSMOS


Words and Photos by Arielle Elep

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