On March 26, 2023, the globally acclaimed group WayV took the Filipino fandom by storm as they held their first-ever solo fanmeeting tour, aptly named ‘Phantom,’ at the iconic Araneta Coliseum. Excitement filled the air as dedicated fans from all corners of the country flocked to witness this much-anticipated event.
For the grand opening of the ‘Phantom’ fanmeeting tour, WayV kicked off the night with an electrifying performance of the Korean version of their chart-topping hit “Kick Back,” originally featured on their 2021 mini-album of the same name. The pulsating beats and dynamic choreography set the stage ablaze, immediately captivating the audience and setting the tone for an unforgettable evening.
Continuing the momentum, WayV seamlessly transitioned into their melodic track “Try My Luck,” taken from their highly acclaimed 2022 album ‘Phantom.’ As the members effortlessly showcased their vocal prowess and synchronized dance moves, the crowd was enraptured by their mesmerizing stage presence, their every move met with resounding cheers and enthusiastic applause.
One of the most anticipated segments of the ‘Phantom’ fanmeeting tour was the “What’s in my bag” session, where the charismatic member Hendery delighted the audience by revealing the intriguing contents of his luggage. From quirky keepsakes to essential items, his bag held a treasure trove of surprises that offered a glimpse into his unique personality.
As Hendery delved into his bag, he pulled out a pamaypay, a traditional Filipino hand fan, showcasing his appreciation for local culture and adding a touch of elegance to his belongings. Among the cherished items tucked away were a collection of cherished photos, allowing fans a glimpse into the sentimental moments and cherished memories he holds dear.
Adding a touch of home to his travels, Hendery revealed a packed lunch consisting of adobo, a popular Filipino dish known for its flavorful blend of marinated meat and spices. The inclusion of this comfort food demonstrated his desire to savor a taste of home, even when far away, and reflected the close bond WayV shares with their Filipino fans.
n a thrilling display of versatility and homage to their K-pop peers, WayV delivered a show-stopping special number during the ‘Phantom’ fanmeeting tour. The group mesmerized the audience as they flawlessly danced to a medley of iconic hits, including Aespa’s “Illusion,” H.O.T/NCT Dream’s “Candy,” and SHINee’s “Sherlock.” Each member showcased their impeccable dance skills, seamlessly transitioning between the distinct styles and choreographies, paying tribute to their fellow artists, and leaving fans in awe of their remarkable adaptability.
The energy soared even higher as WayV embarked on a journey through their own musical repertoire, treating the audience to an array of their own chart-topping tracks. From the heart-wrenching “Broken Love” to the infectious beats of “Dream Launch,” the group flawlessly executed each performance, captivating the crowd with their dynamic stage presence and synchronized movements.
The fan-favorite “Love Talk” stirred a wave of excitement, as fans passionately sang along to every word, creating an electric atmosphere that reverberated throughout the venue. The ethereal melodies of “Diamonds Only” washed over the audience, transporting them to a world of dreams and enchantment.
With their songs “Nectar,” “Phantom,” and “Good Life,” WayV showcased their artistic range and showcased their ability to craft anthems that resonate with their global fanbase. The group’s undeniable talent and unwavering dedication were on full display as they delivered powerful vocals, precise choreography, and an unwavering stage presence.
The stage came alive with a feast of vibrant visuals, intricate sets, and captivating lighting, complementing the group’s performances and elevating the overall sensory experience. Each song was a testament to WayV’s artistry and their ability to connect with their fans on a profound level.
WayV’s fanmeeting was presented by DNM Entertainment.