BamBam Talks Music, Special Performances, & More Ahead of Manila Concert
by: The Beat Asia
September 21, 2023
Just a day away from his "AREA 52" concert in Manila, Thai K-pop sensation BamBam offered his fans a treat with a press conference and a fan sign event at the Quantum Skyview in Gateway Mall 2 on Sept. 21.
At the press conference, the GOT7 member talks about his music, embarking on a solo tour, what fans can look forward to at the show, and many more.
Hosted by South Korean singer Jin-ho Bae, the press conference started with BamBam saying a popular Filipino phrase he already knows: “Shot puno!” The idol also went on to explain that the tour’s title, “AREA 52,” was inspired by the U.S. Air Force’s Area 51 facility and from his fondness for the alien concept.
When asked what he has prepared for his Filipino fans, BamBam amplified the excitement by stating, "I prepared a lot for tomorrow... It's gonna be like a festival."
On why he chose Manila as the first stop for his first solo world tour after Seoul, BamBam said, “I’m not gonna lie. Last year, [when] I came here with Jackson, you guys [Filipinos] made me really impressed. I like the energy so much. I wanted to feel the heat before I [started] a world tour, so I chose Manila as the first place [after Seoul].”
We also asked him about the song he was most excited to perform for the show. To this, the K-pop superstar cheekily responded, "I cannot say,” then continued to excite fans, saying, “But you know what? It started raining outside.” He also sang a bit of the hit OPM song "Raining in Manila," hinting at a possible special performance.
By the end, BamBam was also asked about what he would bring with him if he went to space. To this end, the star had three things in mind: Ahgases, air, and water.
The press conference was followed shortly by a fan sign event, where lucky Ahgases were able to meet the artist up close.
“AREA 52” will be taking the Smart Araneta Coliseum stage tomorrow, Sept. 22. The show will feature South Korean girl group DreamNote as its opening act and the K-pop icon Filipinos know and love, Sandara Park, as its special guest. Get excited, Ahgases!
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