Back to Back Kpop September (ACT III: M.O.T.T.E. + White Night 2017 in MNL)

ACT III: M.O.T.T.E. (September 1)

G-Dragon (born Kwon Ji Yong) is the leader of Big Bang aka. my #1 group for life, so I was obviously excited when it was announced that Manila will be one of his stopovers for ACT III: M.O.T.T.E. At first I didn’t have anyone to watch it with but luckily one of my friends back in college told me that she was also a fan so we went together!!! (ty Karen!!)

There might be some who are curious why is that the title of his concert.
ACT III actually represents the beginning of the third decade in his life (he’s actually already 30 in Korean age).
M.O.T.T.E. on the other hand or 모태 in Korean actually means mother’s womb in Korean but it also served as an acronym – Moment of Truth The End

In one of the interviews or videos that was released, he wanted people to remember him as Kwon Ji Yong because most people know him as G-Dragon and he felt that Kwon Ji Yong is more important and different than G-Dragon so he wanted to “introduce” himself. On the first half of June, he released his self titled EP Kwon Ji Yong which has songs that are filled with his feelings and thoughts for the past 3 decades in his life.

This concert was actually part of his promotion for his self titled EP.

Here are some shots during the concert! It was held in Araneta Coliseum!!
For those who want to see the set list, I’m placing it below so scroll down 💛
(Before he left the stage, he sang a snippet of Darling which is Taeyang’s title track for White Night!! People were of course screaming like crazy)

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Got the VIP seated package! There was a soundcheck that was included. (lol at my old lightstick)

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soundcheck! (he was actually wearing his bag on his shoulder while performing)
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soundcheck!

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GD dancing to 미치go will always be one of my faves!

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DARAGON
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It was announced a week before the concert that Sandara Park will be a special guest!!
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Daragon shippers, where you at???

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Yougbae!!
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Ji Yong’s dad!
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*cue tears*

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Encore song 1 -Crooked! Sandara actually was the first one who entered the stage and sang the first lines

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zooming in on Daragon!
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dancers were teasing Ji Yong and Sandara by throwing confetti above their heads
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Last encore song 😢😭

all photos taken using an iPhone

White Night (September 22)

Weeks before ACT III: M.O.T.T.E. in MNL was happening, there was an announcement that one of the stops for White Night will be in MNL. I was freaking out because White Night is Taeyang’s solo concert!!

Taeyang (born Dong Young Bae) is also part of Big Bang (again aka. my #1 group for life) so it made me excited!!! What made me (my wallet) not happy was the fact that his concert was the same month as ACT III: M.O.T.T.E. but being a (die hard) Big Bang fan,  Karen and I decided to just close our eyes and buy those tickets!!

I was excited to see Taeyang perform because he is famous for his smooth vocals and killer dance performances and he always makes sure to give his best!! (the photos can totally prove it)

This concert is part of his promotion for his third studio album, White Night, which he released during the initial second half of August.

He spoke a lot of Filipino and really did his best to interact with fans. He even gave a lot of his wardrobe???? He kept on throwing them!!! Those fans who caught them are so lucky!!!

Here are some shots during the concert! It was also held in Araneta Coliseum!!
For those who want to see the set list, I’m placing it also below so scroll down 💛

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Got the VIP seated package again! There was also soundcheck that was included. (lol again at my old lightstick)
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soundcheck!!
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soundcheck!! (check out his neck veins!! there are like a lot of photos like that if you scroll down)
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ofc he had to end the soundcheck with his signature pose hahahaha

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//dying inside whenever he smiled
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I went crazy when he sang Only Look at Me and Wedding Dress
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HE WAS APPROACHING OUR AREA!! I was freaking out during this part
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FLIPPING FREAKING OUT

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seeing him dance will always make my heart happy

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HE WAS SINGING LAST DANCE HERE AND TEARS WERE DEFINITELY SHED

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huhu this was already the start of the encore

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the whole stadium was going crazy when he performed bang bang bang and fantastic baby

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he was singing eyes, nose, lips here huhuhu

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Oh this was what I wore for the concert!!

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Needless to say, my Big Bang fangirl heart was screaming with happiness!!
I can’t wait for the 5 of them to be reunited one day💛

💚, R


ACT III: M.O.T.T.E. Set list in MNL
-intro vid-
1. Heartbreaker
2. Breathe
-opening ment-
3. 소년이여 a boy
4. But I love you
5. Obsession
-video #1-
6. 미치go (Michigo)
7. One of a kind
8. R.O.D.
-band jam-
9. 그xx (That xx) (Acoustic)
10. Black
11. Missing you (feat Sandara Park)
-ment-
12. Hello (feat Sandara Park)
13. 니가 뭔데 (Who u)
-video #2 (interview)-
14. Today
15. Crayon
-monologue vid-
16. Super star
17. Middle fingers up
18. 개소리 (Bullshit)
-ending ment-
19. 신곡(神曲) (Divina Commedia)
Encore:
20. Crooked (feat Sandara Park)
21. 무제 (無題) Untitled, 2014
-ending credit video-

White Night Set list in MNL
-intro vid-
1. Ringa Linga
-opening ment #1-
2.아름다워 Body
3. Superstar
-superstar outro-
-video #1-2-
4. Wake Me Up
5. 나만 바라봐 Only Look At Me
6. Wedding Dress
-ment #2-
7. AMAZIN’
8. 새벽한시1AM
-band jam-
9. Naked
10. So Good
-short ment #3-
11. I need a girl (acoustic)
12. 텅빈도로 Empty Road
13. Ride
-video#2-
14. 오늘 밤 Tonight
15. Love You to Death
16. Last Dance  (piano ver)
-last ment #4-
17. Darling
-Encore-
18. Break Down
19. Good Boy
20. Stay with Me
-performer introduction-
-encore ment #5-
21. Re- encore (BANG BANG BANG, FANTASTIC BABY)
-encore ment #6-
22. 눈 코 입 Eyes Nose Lips (guitar ver)
-ending credits video-

**thank you to those who shared the set list with me*

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