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)
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 💛
all photos taken using an iPhone
Oh this was what I wore for the concert!!
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💛
ACT III: M.O.T.T.E. Set list in MNL
3. 소년이여 a boy
4. But I love you
6. 미치go (Michigo)
7. One of a kind
9. 그xx (That xx) (Acoustic)
11. Missing you (feat Sandara Park)
12. Hello (feat Sandara Park)
13. 니가 뭔데 (Who u)
-video #2 (interview)-
16. Super star
17. Middle fingers up
18. 개소리 (Bullshit)
19. 신곡(神曲) (Divina Commedia)
20. Crooked (feat Sandara Park)
21. 무제 (無題) Untitled, 2014
-ending credit video-
White Night Set list in MNL
1. Ringa Linga
-opening ment #1-
4. Wake Me Up
5. 나만 바라봐 Only Look At Me
6. Wedding Dress
10. So Good
-short ment #3-
11. I need a girl (acoustic)
12. 텅빈도로 Empty Road
14. 오늘 밤 Tonight
15. Love You to Death
16. Last Dance (piano ver)
-last ment #4-
18. Break Down
19. Good Boy
20. Stay with Me
-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*