With the perks included in Ex Battalion’s PHP 35,000 VVIP ticket to the EVOLUXION concert, does it seem that BTS, the most popular K-pop group, has become its class?
Concert producer RS Francisco nodded and made it clear that EXB’s popularity was similar to that of BTS.
“Of course, we know that they’re not K-pop, but equivalent to them, they’re really hip-hop stars like BTS from which they come from.”
RS’s social media followers have responded well to the group.
“Pero noong makita na meron akong My Day about EXB, ang dami nang nagme-message sa akin, kumusta si ganito? Ano ba ang latest?”
“As in ang dami na talaga na ang grabe ng clamor sa kanila. So masasabi ko na hindi man sila K-pop, pero parang kapantay na nilang talaga ang ano ng BTS.”
The EXB members performing will be Honcho, Skusta Clee, Flow-G, King Badger, Emcee Rhenn, Brando, Jroa, Yuridope, Kekkpot, Huddasss, Jnskie, Bullet-D, Cent and E.I.J.
What RS sees as a major challenge for the group is the lack of audience at the online concert.
He said, “What we did was really hard, and in fact, when we came up with the idea for it, I had to tell myself over and over that these guys or the rap artists that used to perform. performing for thousands of people, eh, will perform. at an empty Araneta Arena. ”
RS’s last corporate event at the Araneta Coliseum was in 2019, when he said, “Our audience was 55,000.”
The entrepreneur added, “That’s where we come in, so I had to say to myself and EXB over and over again, ‘We can do this. This is what we have to get through.’
“Of course, being an actor myself, a stage actor, I get it from the energy of the audience and, I’m sure, they do too.”
He said he still remembers when he saw their concert in Antipolo City and as soon as he came out, just one line in the song, everyone was screaming.
But despite the pandemic, one of RS’s motivations for continuing with Ex Battalion’s online concert is to keep the group’s fans happy.
He said, “Because, we know that because of the pandemic, a lot of people are very upset. Many people are affected. In fact, I was one of them.
“I’m worried. When the night came, I thought, where did I go, the person next to me, is there COVID, it has no symptoms.
“Whatever happens in my head. Whenever it happens to me, I just turn on my speakers, then I just play music, especially EXB songs.
“And that’s when I realized, ‘Yeah, maybe at this point, EXB’s music is really going to excite me.’
“Because, that’s what happened to me. It lifts my mood and, I’m sure, I’m not the only one like this. A lot of people are going through all of this in their homes.
“Somehow, we can help and lift their spirits.”
The digital concert will be held at the Araneta Coliseum on December 11, 2021 and will be streamed live on ktx.ph.