I have been actively listening to AB6IX but it wasn’t until the day before AB6IX’s that my friend sent me a spontaneous, “I know this is outta the blue but does anyone wanna see ab6ix with me tomorrow?”. I had just watched their performance at the Dream Concert on youtube just the day before, and thought why not?! I decided in a matter of a few seconds that I was going to attend AB6IX’s 2022 Fan meeting! I have followed most of the members since the produce days so I knew I was going to enjoy it.
The Fan meeting was held at Webster hall by Union Square in New York. The doors opened at 6:00pm and we got there at around 6:05pm and quickly got in line. There were 2 separate lines for VIP and general admission. We accidentally went on the VIP line at first by mistake, so it was a good thing we asked to make sure. Even though the doors were supposed to open by 6:00 the general admission line didn’t really move until 7:30pm.
As we got closer to the entrance, we got handed sticky notes. All of us were confused as to what it was for but the people in front of us said it was for questions we had for AB6IX. We didn’t have any pens on us, so even though we got the sticky notes we weren’t able to write anything until we got right near the entrance were staff gave us their extra pens, but due to everyone trying to also enter the venues, it was quite chaotic. If you are attending their fan meeting, be sure to bring an extra pen and also write your names under the questions. These post its were put on a board in which during the fan meeting the members picked out their favorite questions/sticky note and brought them on stage to meet and give them signed T-shirts.
Right at the entrance, they also made us take out and look at our ids which was quite a hassle for me since everything was stuffed so deep in my bag. Right after, they also did a bag check and it was only one person, and he took everything out of my bag and made sure I was good to go.
As we walked into the venue, there was a table with a banner and paper. It was a surprise banner event for during the encore, as well as a guide for the fan chant. It was written to hide this banner until the encore and because I had such a tiny bag, I had to fold it up and keep it in my bag until then.
The Fan meeting started at around 7:10 and opened with Hollywood. Then they continued with Close, and then Breath. After these first 3 songs, they brought out the board that had everyone’s post it on. The members then picked their favorite post-it and called out the names on it. At this point, I remembered that I didn’t write my name on my post-it, so I already knew I probably wouldn’t get picked. Each person who got called, went up to stage and got T-shirts signed personally by the members.
After the fans left the stage, they continued with the next few songs. Red up, Cherry, Sucker for your Love. After those songs, they did another fan service event and each member picked tweets that they favorited before-hand and called out the user’s name. I personality don’t use Twitter but for those who do use it, be sure to go to their official Twitter and tweet for a chance to get a polaroid with the members! They then sang one more song until they went off stage for their encore.
After a very brief pause, they came back on stage for the encore. Everyone put up their signs and the members looked so happy to see them. The song ended quickly and AB6IX said thank you, and then left the stage. The concert was just about an hour and felt very short. I thought it was just me, but some people around me were also mentioning how short the concert was. It was still bright outside!
There was a merchandise table, and my friend decided to get a shirt. The display also had a tote bag, a banner, and a pouch. The line was quite long but moved pretty fast. Maybe about 10 minutes later, we were in front of the line and as I took a closer look at the products they were selling, they had signed AB6IX albums for $20! They even had a free exclusive concert photo card included! If you go to AB6IX’s 2022 Fan meeting, be sure to pick one of these up!
Overall, it was a very short concert, but AB6IX’s 2022 Fan meeting was so much fun! The venue was small enough to be able to see the members very well. I noticed the lack of cameras and phones tan other concert so it was nice to see everyone enjoying the music. Woong was so adorable and was full of fan service and he immediately stole my heart! I hope they come back to NYC for a longer concert next time!