We are less than a month’s time away from South East Asia’s biggest K-pop music festival, HallyuPopFest 2018! There are lots of anticipation for the upcoming event with many fans expected to fly in from the neighbouring cities, as this is the first time for such a large-scale K-pop music festival to be staged in Singapore. Whether you are a first time attendee or a veteran fan of K-pop music festivals, here are some survival tips that you should prep yourself up for the upcoming 3-day festival!
1. Bring your Tickets
First and foremost, ticket is definitely the most important item that you should never forget or lose on the actual event day! We know this is an obvious one, but it’s always a good reminder! You wouldn’t want to end up missing out on your favourite idols’ live performances, which you have been counting down to since day 1.
Especially for the upcoming HallyuPopFest, every ticket holder will be entitled access to the same-day afternoon showcases and evening concert, so be sure to bring along both tickets/e-ticket printouts!
2. Be Punctual & Don’t Forget your Portable Charger
Arrive on time or be early before the respective shows commence so that you don’t miss out any part of the opening and can enjoy other on-site activities like the daily afternoon showcases and red carpet event!
Many fans end up draining their phone battery because they were bored waiting in line for admission or sharing their excitement on social media. So don’t forget to bring a portable charger with you! Get ready your fully charged phones and snap all you want at the daily Red Carpet event which will be open to the public outside Indoor Stadium — you might even capture the shot of your favourite idols striking their most stylish or unique poses on the red carpet! Don’t forget to join the hype by sharing these photos on social media with the official hashtag #HallyuPopFest during the festival.
3. Light Sticks
What’s a K-pop music festival without light sticks? Every K-pop fan will know that light stick is an essential concert item and it’d be such a beautiful sight to see different fandoms lighting up the stadium with their official fan colors and waving together to the music they love, along with thousands of like-minded K-pop fans! Whether it’s official or unofficial light sticks, it’s always good to have one with you.
4. Practise your Fan-chants
Besides waving light sticks, fan-chant is another way of showing support for your favourite idols. Though the performance set list is unknown to us, you can check out the Top 5 songs that were voted most popular by fans who wish to catch those performances at HallyuPopFest. (Click on the respective artiste profiles here to check out the voting results!)
Are you familiar with most of the fan-chants for your bias group(s)? Fret not, you still have a few more weeks to practise and get yourself ready!
5. Collect all the Fan Goodies and Participate in Fan Projects
One thing we really admire and respect about the K-pop fan culture is their unwavering love for the artistes and idol groups, where fans go out of their way to print hand-held banners for fan projects, or prepare free goodies to distribute for fellow fans, such as photocards, stickers and more. Most of these freebies are given out by them on the event day on a first-come-first-serve basis, so if you’re a fan of certain groups or artistes, make sure you stay well connected on social media (especially Twitter) to find out whether any fanclubs or fans will be distributing any goodies.
6. Stay Hydrated
Keep yourself hydrated at all times! The music festival will be a full-day event (though there will be breaks in between), so make sure you drink lots of water before, during, and after the festival so that you don’t pass out in the middle of your favorite song. That’s the last thing anyone would ever want to happen to themselves.
You can find out more information of the festival schedule here.
7. Respect All Performing Acts
Last but not least, we know that you might be the biggest fan of certain artiste or group, but do also show support to other performing acts because ultimately you’d want to give a good and lasting impression of Singapore to the artistes and idol groups.
Also be considerate of others around you, because rowdy behaviour such as pushing or cutting in line/queue will most likely get you nowhere! Avoid bringing bulky items to the stadium as there will be bag checks and security checks at the venue, with limited storage space available. The point is, let’s all enjoy the festival to the fullest! 😉
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