Concert fans are pleading with events organizer Pulp Live World to hold concerts at venues in Metro Manila instead of the Philippine Arena in Bulacan.
Netizens have tagged PULP Chief Executive Officer Vernon Go in tweets expressing their frustration at the tediousness of going to Philippine Arena just to see world class acts perform.
Among their gripes are the distance of the venue, the absence of public transport, as well as the lack of accommodation and commercial spaces where fans can stay while waiting for the event.
Concertgoers have suggested that PULP instead hold its events at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City or Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.
MOA ARENA PLEASE. accessible restaurants, transpo, hotels, condo, lahat na. 😭 I’m near ph arena but will always prefer MOA arena.
— 🌸 lily 🌸 (@lililyx97) May 6, 2023
Mahirap yung transpo sir. Either need mag rent ng driver/car tapos yung driver masstuck for hours sa traffic makalabas lang nung area.
— Gela~ 5 is my treasure number. (@GelaUy) May 7, 2023
NOOOOO. MOA IS THE ONLY RIGHT ANSWER PLS THERE'S A LOT OF FANS FROM PROVINCE AND MOA IS THE MOST ACCESSIBLE https://t.co/R9PvmHZ3dl
— ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ (@hceahceah) May 6, 2023
moa arena is alr such a good venue 😓 our airbnb was literally 5 mins away from the arena, u can get food anywhere and it's literally next to one of the biggest malls in the ph lol it's so convenient pls 🥲🥲 https://t.co/F1yLXt01Gv
— RENJUN LUVR 💛 (@koushiren) May 6, 2023
The Twitter discussion was jumpstarted by proposals to bring back Korean group NCT Dream to the country. One of the possible concert venues mentioned was the New Clark City stadium in Tarlac.
A netizen said any venue is preferable except the Philippine Arena, which is owned by Iglesia Ni Cristo.
— nico (@rnxjun) May 6, 2023
Moa arena kahit 3 days pa yan please. Sobrang hirap puntahan ng philippine arena. Not everyone has a car. Public transpo is unreliable and ph arena is so inaccesible. https://t.co/DrAbVdDTbi
— kat 🐯 (@moorkleo) May 7, 2023
Pinoy Blinks who watched Blackpink’s recent concert at the Philippine Arena have complained that it took them an hour or so to leave the parking lot due to the volume of vehicles and the absence of multiple exits.
Some netizens have also advised concertgoers to go to the venue in the morning even if an event would be held at night because of the difficulty of finding parking space.