Trinoma Activity Center
I got to the area at around 11am and there were already ELFs positioned near the barricades and the balconies of the 2nd-4th floors. I was with my cousin @coffelui and we were in front of the barricade facing the stage but on the right side. They were playing Super Junior songs while the fans were chanting or singing along. Some of the songs that were played were the ff:
-Believe (first song)
-Sexy, Free & Single, From U, Gulliver, Ppappiyong (Butterfly)
-Twins, You Are The One (like 2 or 3 times) Rock This House, So I
-Some OST songs by SJ
-The Night Chicago Died
-A Man In Love
-Concert versions of Song For You (played twice), Rokuko, The Way Idols Break Up (Heechul), Gee
-Super Girl (Korean), Blue Tomorrow, Off My Mind (Henry)
-Snow White, Opera
-Mr. Simple (like 4 times!)
that's the general order but I'm not really sure :)) They also played a few English songs in between during the first part [Payphone, Call Me Maybe, Turn Up The Music, Moves Like Jagger] which made the fans go "Booo!" whenever they stopped the SJ songs XD They were even tweeting and wrote signs that said “play SJ songs”
So at around 1PM, they had already been letting people inside the barricaded area/activity area. There was also a raffle for 50 fans to get an autographed item so some fans were led to the side as soon as they got in.
While waiting for 5PM, they were just playing songs and there was also a twitter feed of #SiHaeInManila on the screens in front. There were a lot of tweets about the songs or Siwon and Donghae. There were even tweets saying Donghae was feeling sick and got a slight headache before the show.
The cameraman was also focusing on the crowd and a lot of fansigns. It was really funny! Like "Samho ♥ Myeolchi", a picture of eunhyuk as a baby that said "Siwon our son is looking for you", a picture of Heechul as "SPY GIRL", and there was even a big tarp for Prince Manager! Of course there were also Super Show 5 in Manila signs and SiHae! It was really fun to look at and felt like a big concert.
Anyway, around 3:30, about maybe 3/4 of the area was seated already. Then suddenly the boucers and staff had told people to stand up and they started stacking the chairs. According to them since people would be standing up anyway they decided to make it standing. Then the Bench staff were holding up stubs saying that those who had could go in. I had a stub so I left Lui and Dux to go to the entrance. A lot of pushing just so you know. I got in and they gave me a poster of SiHae as well. I gave it to Lui though since I know it'll just get crushed in the activity area. I wasn't in front but I could see the stage if I stood on my toes. Bench also let in some people who had Sorry Sorry shirts on. In other words, a lot of people were in the activity area.
at 4:30, Jinri Park got on stage to say hi to everybody and did some introductions. Then they raffled off 10 winners to get a signed shirt, 10 to get a signed poster and 13 to get a group picture with SiHae [not sure about the numbers so correct me if I'm wrong]. They only raffled from the original 700 winners so those who were let in weren't included.
The event started past 5PM already but people were really excited. As soon as Siwon and Donghae came out there was really a lot of screaming! Crazy! The mics weren't very clear so i couldn't understand a lot of the interview. And the screams were so loud that Donghae even motioned his hands downwards like "calm DOWN people" before he answered a question :)) SiHae did introductions in English - "We are super junior!" but mostly in Korean and Jinri translated.
Some parts that I did understand: Siwon mentioned something about their Kyochon CF shooting early this year with Kyuhyun and Eunhyuk. There was also a question about where would they like to go in the Philippines. Siwon answered Cebu and Donghae said he wanted to visit Boracay with fans. They said some Filipino phrases! Siwon said "Philippines maganda" and Donghae said "Mamimiss ko kayo! Mahal ko kayo!" so adorable :)) ELFs were also chanting "SS5!" a lot and Siwon even asked "what did you say?" but I think Donghae understood it :)) At the end they did their thanks for the support for Sexy, Free & Single and coming out. Siwon said something in English along the lines of them praying for us becuase of the floods and all. Siwon also said "Just remember I'm always praying for you guys okay? God is great. I love you so much" :"> so sweet! They said I love you and thank you (in English) a lot at the end too!
Next was the signing part and the group picture. they would sign the shirt together and hand it to the fans, usually with a handshake or high five. Prince Manager was also on stage and holding the shirts :)) For the posters, they just handed them out and gave hanshakes as well. There was even a mom who had a little kid with her and Siwon said hi to the kid as well XD Last was the group picture and the two had their hands over some of the fans' shoulders so some of them spazzed because of that :)) they also shaked hands and all. There was of course a commemorative picture with Mr. Ben Chan and Mrs. Nenita Lim and they gave Siwon and Donghae flowers.
It ended with their thanks and they took a picture with the fans! And played Sexy, Free and Single [parang music show lang!] YAY!( PERSONAL OPINION [or possibly the ugly side of the story]:Collapse )
I'm really thankful for Bench for bringing Siwon and Donghae here. I congratulate them for pulling off an event like this. It wasn't very long but for me it was good enough to see them [that and I was seriuosly uncomfortable in the crowd]. And SiHae seemed to really appreciate the effort of the fans :) I'm really happy for all those who got all the feels today. Especially the ones who won during the raffle and got to get close to Siwon and Donghae :D I'm really thankful for Siwon and Donghae as well since they haven't been here for official activities in a while and when I saw their tweets I got...really sappy Q_Q I LOVE THEM SO MUCH. GUH.
NEXT TIME: AIRPORT
. I HAVE TO SLEEP NOW SO I'LL GO WRITE THAT TOMORROW.
Here's an article with most of the highlights: The Super Junior Fanmeet for Bench