[CONCERT RECAP] Stray Kids and PH STAY Prove Their Undying Love For Each Other During The “2nd World Tour MANIAC in Manila 2023”

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Stray Kids is a real charmer as they reunite with PH STAY through the recent two-night concert!

Stray Kids officially returned to the Philippines with the 2nd World Tour MANIAC in Manila 2023. The 8-member JYP Entertainment boy group performed for PH STAYs for two nights, on March 11 and 12, 2023, at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.

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Bang Chan, Lee Know, Changbin, Hyunjin, Han, Felix, Seungmin, and I.N granted every PH STAY’s wish to experience the greatest nights of their lives. Particularly, Stray Kids performed their biggest hits as well as b-side tracks that left a lasting impression in every fan’s heart.

MANIAC in Manila Concert Highlights

The lights go dimmer, then a video was played featuring the artists under JYP Entertainment. A thunderous beat fills the whole arena, heralding the start of a one-of-a-kind experience for PH STAYs.

And there they are. The eight members of Stray Kids are ready to reunite with PH STAYs and capture every fan’s heart.
The opening notes of “Maniac” were met with enthusiastic cheers, creating a perfect symphony with the boys. Then, a giant spider appeared onstage, which was a signature prop for the group’s concept.

Stray Kids continues to devour the Philippine stage with “Venom” and “Red Lights” before briefly taking a break to formally greet their Manila fans. Bang Chan, the leader of the group, acknowledged the fans who have seen them for the first time, as well as those who watched them at the previous Manila event and assured them of a wonderful night.

Then, the boys proceeded to perform more of their tracks including “Easy,” “All In,” “District 9,” “Back Door,” and “Charmer.”

Stray Kids presents explosive stages in MANIAC in Manila

The group’s name expresses the members’ “determination to break the existing mold and go one step toward being out of the ordinary.” And it shows at how much powerful, adorable, and irresistible they can be all at the same time with “Charmer,” “Lonely St.,” and “Side Effects.”

Moving on, Stray Kids proceeded with “Thunderous,” “Domino,” and “God’s Menu.” The whole arena literally goes nuts as member after member sings their parts. In particular, the fan chant continued to vie with the boys as to which is louder: PH STAY’s cheers or Stray Kids’ vocals.

This battle of voices continued when the members performed “CHEESE,” “YAYAYA,” and “ROCK.” Then, like angels, the vocal line appeared onstage to sing “Waiting For Us.” Bang Chan, Lee Know, Seungmin, and I.N’s voices blended so beautifully that we almost forgot about their fierce stage presences.

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The four members took their time to interact with PH STAYs through special stages. Specifically, Lee Know and Seungmin sang Sam Fischer’s “This City” and NewJeans’ “OMG,” respectively on the first day. While Bang Chan did his own take on Yeng Constantino’s “Ikaw” and DJ Khaled’s “All I Do Is Win,” and I.N did a groovy stage for “Maknae on Top” on the second day of the concert.

After a few more minutes of talk, the lights go dim and the rap line made the most of the opportunity to impress the crowd with their overflowing charisma. Changbin, Hyunjin, Han, and Felix performed “Muddy Water,” which had every fan jump up and down to the engaging beat and breathtaking lines.

For the special stages, Hyunjin treated fans to a freestyle dance and “ice.cream,” Felix did a cover of Dua Lipa’s “Love Again,” Changbin rapped to “Mirror Mirror,” and Han performed “I Got It.”

Stray Kids and PH STAY share a love confession in MANIAC in Manila

Stray Kids received the loudest “I love you” from PH STAYs as the group performed “Case 143.” However, every night must eventually come to an end. The members ended the set with “Hellavator,” “Top,” and “Victory Song.”

They left the stage and gave the spotlight to the audience. Fans happily participated in the games before Bang Chan, Lee Know, Changbin, Hyunjin, Han, Felix, Seungmin, and I.N returned to fully create a memory that will last a lifetime. Stray Kids performed encore stages for “Fam,” Miroh,” “Star Lost,” and “Haven.”

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Officially ending the concert, Bang Chan complimented the crowd’s loud cheers. “Whenever we do a concert with STAYs, it’s not just us that’s doing the concert, but I feel like we’re doing it together because we sing together, dance together. We share love together.”

Felix, on the other hand, recalled their first time in the Philippines. “The last time we came here was so beautiful. I can see why the people are so lovely, very loving, and very cheerful. And seeing that, I feel like you guys really did cheer us up a lot. I felt that a lot today.”

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Stray Kids’ 2nd World Tour MANIAC in Manila 2023 was truly one that will go down in history. From the massive LED screens, stage props, high-quality lights display, full blast speakers, and of course, the members’ ethereal visuals, the concert will definitely be engraved in every PH STAY’s memory.

hellokpop extends its gratitude to Pulp Live World for the media passes for the Stray Kids 2nd World Tour MANIAC in Manila 2023 Day 1.

Event Covered By: Bea Melisse Ibañez and Charie Navarro

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