Fans of Justin Bieber, Red Velvet camp out for Manila concert tickets

May 30, 2022 - 12:27 PM
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Composite photo of concert photos for Justin Beiber's "The Justice World Tour", the "Be You" charity show (Facebook/Ovation Productions, Be You)

Hours before the ticket sale for Justine Bieber and Red Velvet’s concerts opened, photos circulating on social media showed Filipino fans camping out to purchase tickets for the two big concerts.

The ticket sale for Justin Bieber‘s “Justice Tour” and the “Be You: The World will Adjust” show that will feature Red Velvet, a popular Korean girl group, opened on the same day, May 30.

Justin is set to perform in the country on Oct. 29, 2022 at the CCP Open Grounds in Manila. The Manila stop of his tour is promoted by AEG Presents Asia and Ovation Productions.

The Be You concert, on the other hand, will be held at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City on July 22. It is promoted as an “extraordinary concert” and a celebration for people with special needs.

Among their lineup of performers is Red Velvet whose fans called “ReVeluv” have been waiting for to return since the the K-pop World Music Festival in 2019.

READ: ReVeluv, P-pop fans stoked over looming concert of Red Velvet, BGYO, BINI, Lady Pipay 

At 7 a.m. on Monday, Philippine Concerts, an online page dedicated to music events in the country, posted photos that showed the two separate lines for the Be You concert and the Justice Tour concert.

Based on the photos, lines for both events were already long despite hours before tickets went on-sale.

A Twitter user also shared a footage of the two separate queues of people who are either calmly sitting or sleeping on the floor as they wait for the ticket booths to open.

Official ticket selling at SM MOA Arena and other SM branches for both events started at 10 a.m.

Tickets can also be purchased on the SM Tickets website.

The waiting time to enter, however, takes longer.

Upon checking, the number of users ahead in line is at 11,925.

Screenshot of the SM Tickets queue via SM Ticket website captured on May 30, 2022

Justice Tour PH

The hashtag #JusticeTourPh reached the trending topics of Twitter Philippines on Monday morning as fans shared videos and photos of their queue. It has over 3,138 tweets as of writing.

Fan page Justice Bieber Philippines shared photos from early bird fans who waited in several SM branches, including at the SM MOA, before the official ticket selling starts.

“Beliebers are now lining up at some SM branches (SM Masinag, Lucky Chinatown Mall, MOA Arena and Makati)! Good luck in scoring your desired seats for the #JusticeTourPH! (green heart emoji) Make sure to stay safe and hydrated!” the page said.

Meanwhile, several lucky fans tweeted photos of their successful ticket purchases.

Others also gave their fellow fans, collectively called “Beliebers,” good luck messages.

“Wishing all Beliebers to have the seat/section they desire!! We all deserve this! Beat the locals, artists, influencers. Kaya natin ‘to!! Good luck to us #JusticeTourPH,” one user said.

Be You Philippines

Fan pages of Red Velvet have also posted similar photos of the situation of Filipino Rereluvs in several SM branches early in the morning.

For the convenience of fans, Be You launched a pre-selling of tickets on May 28 and 29 at the IPITI headquarters in Quezon City from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Over the weekend, the organizers also released a video of Red Velvet inviting their fans in the Philippines to watch their performance.

The rest of the performers for the Be You concert include BINI, BGYO and Lady Pipay.