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I know you all KPOP Fans what you feel about not attending KPOP events (especially concerts) due to so so so many reasons. So, they have no choice but to stay inside the house. But thanks to the internet to satisfy their cravings for updates about what’s happening inside the event.
So, I’m writing this to you, my dear friends and followers. I’m doing it about the few (or mostly) people in the Philippine KPOP Community that they really want to go to the events but they don’t, whether, they can’t afford, their parents disapproved to attend, et al. I really really know that feeling about this matter. So, let’s get this started.
In my very own perspective in the community, more and more hardcore kids are very lucky to be able to join the fun. Personally, I have my KPOP friends who has currently working at the different companies, some of them are rich kids that can afford to go, lucky kids are already approved their parent to go, and the kids who has diligently saved up their school allowances to buy tickets for the concert.
But few people in the community who are very very unlucky to attend events. So, I’m going to share the reasons about this matter.
Lack of Savings
This is the primary reason on why they didn’t attend to the event is the lack of ample amount of money. Admit it or not, gasta kayo nang gasta para sa walang katuturang bagay at hindi sa mga KPOP events. I really know that feeling. In my perspective, mostly kids are really want to attend events, but they are so lazy to save up their allowance. Instead of saving up, they spend up mostly for food just something to chew on (hey, count me in!). And aside for that, they need to do their needs first like, school stuffs (projects, payments, field trips, etc.). I really really experienced it about this matter.
Their parents are not approved
The secondary reason about this is the strict parents. Yes, they are prohibited the kids to join the fun although, the kids are really really want to attend events. Because of the reasons: The ticket/entrance fee is so damn expensive, the venue is so very very far away from home, they didn’t know how to commute, et al. So, if your parents are not let you go to the event, don’t blabber your mouths out to your mom and dad and don’t throw a vase to them. It’s not your right time to do it. You are to freaking young to attend yet.
The price are so expensive
Aside for lack of savings, the prices are so fucking damn as fuck (pardon the word) expensive. In my mind, mostly rich kids, and money-saving lads can afford for it, while few kids did not afford for this. Did you remember the ticket prices for the upcoming Madonna Rebel Heart in Manila concert? The price are so very very damn high, ranging from Php3150 (USD68) to Php57750 (USD1236). So, aside from saving up, you need to find a sideline for extra money and not from networking and online paluwagan.
The event location is so very far
And last but certainly not the least. the event/concert venue is so freaking far away from home. And if you are currently living in the provinces, you need to shoulder an extra allowance to hop on a ferry boat, roro/provincial buses or a plane. And you need to check in at the hotels in the metro to stay in before and after the big day or if you have a relative that are currently residing in Manila, well do it. It depends upon to you if you want to go or not.
I think that article was based on my personal experiences and what I really heard what they said on social media and others. To sum up this this, being a #TeamBahay is not an emotional sickness. Its a motivation to save up you allowances just to see your idols. Personally, I really regret bigtime because I did not attend to 6th Annual Philippine KPOP Convention to see my one of my favorite KPOP Girl groups which is Sistar. I motivate myself to save up my school allowance for the events. You’re not going to die if you’re not seeing your idols in person. There’s always a next time and if you saved up your bucks. Be thankful that your idols visited our archipelago to do their thing on the big day and if you’re depressed, keep on smiling.
DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed by the writer do not necessarily reflect the views of Daebak Philippines, its members, its friends & other people in the Philippine KPOP Scene. If you have any reactions, feel free to comment here