The K-Pop star returns to Manila in a mini-concert hosted by Penshoppe.
DARA. The Kpop star continues to wow local fans over a decade after getting her big break in the Philippines. All photos by Martin San Diego/Rappler
MANILA, Philippines – Lights, music, and fans filled up the KIA Theatre on December 1, 2017 as Sandara Park reclaimed her rightful place on the stage in one-night only mini-concert, Penshoppe Presents: Dara.
Since her debut on Philippine television in the early ‘00s by way of the first iteration of Star Circle Quest, Sandara has enjoyed a highly successful career in the country, both in film and music. Over the decades she’s branched out and launched an equally successful presence in South Korea as an actress, as well as a singer in the now-defunct, legendary K-Pop quartet, 2NE1.
First of all, I know all Blackjacks want to say this so, Penshoppe especially to its Creative Brand Director Sir Jeff Bascon, thank you very veryyy much for making this mini-concert/fan-meet happen!
Everything about this event is breath-taking, the set, the lights, the venue, the live band and of course our very own Sandara Park, for lighting up the whole KIA Theater with her hot and outstanding performance of 2NE1 songs ❤ We love you to the moon and back, Dara!
Enjoy the photos, Blackjacks!
Dara: “It’s my first time to hold a concert alone 😰 While I was struggling by myself, thanks to my friends who helped me finished the performance well. 😆🙏🏻 To the one I like the most, Genius Musician Sunwoo Jung-A yangie who did the new arrangement, there were a lot of people who liked the acoustic version of 2NE1 ballad medley & dance medley~ 👍🏻 To our Choice oppa who superbly made the Dara version set-list while I was worrying about how will I sing 2NE1’s songs alone~ 👍🏻 And to our Kyungjoon oppa who is involved in our music, recording, and MR since debut until now ~ 👍🏻 Thank you very much 😍😍😍 heart bang bang!!!”
Dara: “Thank you and love u ❤️❤️❤️ Dec. 1, 2017 KIA Theater. Manila, Philippines with Blackjacks ♠️”