By Monchi Ampil
Black Pink’s Concert in the Philippines Draws in Thousands of Fans
Black Pink, the South Korean girl group, held a two-day concert at the Philippine Arena in Bulacan on March 25 and 26. Both days were sold out, with a capacity of 50,000 fans. Filipino fans, known as Filo-Blinks, showed their love and support for Black Pink by buying merchandise, creating banners, and bracing the summer heat to watch the concert.
Black Pink’s members Jisoo, Jennie, Lisa, and Rose gave a remarkable performance, with each member showcasing their unique talent. According to some fans and in my opinion, Rose’s performance stole the show, even though Jisoo was my favorite.
The concert was filled with excitement as the group performed their hit songs like “Shut Down,” “Pink Venom,” “Whistle,” and more. The energy of the fans was palpable, and the group’s interaction with the crowd only made the experience more memorable for everyone.
The road going to Philippine Arena is via NLEX, and NLEX Corporation was ready for the increased traffic caused by the two-day event. According to Robin Ignacio, the Traffic Operations Senior Manager, traffic really increased during the event at NLEX.
“We deployed patrol personnel and additional support from our Security Service provider to assess and manage the traffic situation in our interchange and in our toll plazas,” Ignacio said.
NLEX also informed the organizers of what to expect and provided them with all the necessary information, including emergency response, traffic management, and more, to ensure that the event ran smoothly. They even informed the public via social media of the situation in the expressways and encouraged motorists to use RFID for a less stressful travel experience.
Overall, the concert was a huge success, with fans like me and organizers alike pleased with how the event was managed. Filo-Blinks are already looking forward to the next time the group visits the Philippines.
Juan Ramon F. Ampil, Communication and Stakeholder Management. Monchi as his colleagues call him is a jolly good fellow, who is very approachable and friendly that’s why he has 29 best friends at work. He is simple and a proud probinsyano from Ilocos Norte.