Before the start of the show, lights were all turned off — only the screaming Wannables were heard crying out their hearts’ desire and excitement to see the eleven members of Wanna One Yoon Jisung, Ha Sungwoon, Hwang Minhyun, Ong Seongwu, Kim Jaehwan, Kang Daniel, Park Jihoon, Park Woojin, Bae Jinyoung, Lee Daehwi, and Lai Kuan Lin appear on stage.
On September 1 at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City Philippines, Wanna One held their last leg for Wanna One World Tour ‘ONE: THE WORLD’. Thousands of Filipino and International Wannables attended the said event to witness the very last stop of the nation’s producer pick concert.
Early in the morning, Wannables were all set and ready as they gathered around the Arena. As part of fandom culture, many are giving away fan supports for their biases as well as for the whole group and many early birds collected these stuff. People started lining up to get tickets and straps to queue for their designated area.
It was like a festival full of Wannables, meeting their online friends, exchanging their access cards, claiming preordered official merchandise and hunting fansite masternims to avail their goods. Everyone has a genuine smile on their face and sharing thoughts and laughter among others.
Winners of sound check also started lining up to be the first ones to meet Wanna One. Many people who didn’t participated in the soundcheck started lining up as well for their designated area whether standing or seated.
While waiting on the line, there’s another fandom culture of becoming friends with the ones at your lane. Taking pictures, getting their SNS handles and even exchanging Wanna One items, singing along to the groups’ songs being played while patiently waiting for the instructions to get in.
As Wannables began entering the venue, you can see the smiles and excitement on their faces. While waiting for the concert to start, fans chanted “Wanna One” from time to time.
When the lights turned off at around 7:30 PM, everyone scream their heart out cheering for the much awaited stars of the night, Wanna One.
Dashing with their white uniform suit, Wanna One gave their cool opening performance for track “Burn It Up” from debut album 1X1=1 (To Be One). Center Kang Daniel didn’t hesitate to show his abs as well as part of the choreography which made the Wannables go loud and wild. It was then followed by their performances for hit tracks “Never” from Produce 101 days and their debut song “Energetic”.
One of the most anticipated performances for this concert are the solo acts of each member and Hwang Minhyun started it with his sexy solo dance. It was then followed by one of the most beloved duo, Pink Sausages’ Park Woojin and Park Jihoon with their solo and collaboration dance.
Boomerang from their album 0+1=1 (I Promise You) were also performed by the whole group. Then, they began greeting Filipino Wannables with their cute tagalog phrases. It was also shown in Wanna One‘s faces how they were shocked with Filipino Wannables hyper energy (Which Filipino K-Pop fans are known for).
They proceeded with another anticipated song “Day By Day (보여)” unleashing their sexy grooves that made every Wannable scream at the top of their lungs.
It was then followed by midtempo EDM-pop ballad “Beautiful” and Kang Daniel’s tasteful and flawless solo performance. This also opened to the group’s unit performances from Lean On Me, No.1,The Heal and Triple Position and solo performances from Bae Jinyoung, Kim Jaehwan, Ong Seongwu and Lee Daehwi.
Wannables can’t help but shed tears while seeing the boys perform “영원+1” and “Sandglass”. “11” and “Kangaroo” changed the mood of the fans and got them singing and jumping along.
They also held their second ment in which each Wanna One member confessed in tagalog such as “Akin Ka”, “Baby Ko” and “Mahal Kita”. They really know the weakness of their Wannables. Some members also knew that Filipino Wannables are K-Drama fans so they sang a bit of tracks from “Descendants of the Sun”.
To hype things up more, Wanna One‘s leader showed off his unique talent, DJ-ing. Also known as DJ Hankki, Jisung gave a hyper performance with other members jamming to his music.
Ha Sungwoon and Lai Kuan Lin showcased their solo performances followed by group songs’ Wanna Be, Twilight, Gold and more.
Wanna One then performed their 2018 summer comeback song “Light” and stated that it will be their last stage. The lights of the venue turned off and the group is nowhere to be seen, Wannables gets united and started chanting “Wanna One” and “Walang Uuwi”.
Later then, Wanna One returned to the stage and stated their real goodbyes. They also hinted that they are coming soon (whether it’s a comeback or they might really return to the Philippines) and that fans should wait for a bit.
Wannables were also lucky because the 2017’s iconic phrase in Korea “내 마음 속에 저장 (Nae maeum seoge jeojang)” was done by Jihoon once again due to fans’ request.
As the members stated, “I Promise You” is a song that is close to their heart and this marked as their last stage for Wanna One World Tour ‘ONE: THE WORLD’.
Wanna One bid their goodbye not only to Filipino Wannables but also to the successful 3 month long World Tour.
It was indeed a very memorable experience and a wonderful night to each Wannables, as the concert was almost perfect with the world class stages and effects, beautifully made VCRs, Camera angles, united fans and of course, the visually talented members of nation producer’s pick Wanna One who made the concert complete.
You can check our live coverage with photos and videos of the event here.