It was indeed a night to remember with BENCH’s new global setter, Stray Kids.
From their airport previews upon arriving in Manila, K-pop boy group Stray Kids already showed that they are proud BENCH ambassadors as they wore and showed off pieces from the brand.
The group kicked off their visit in the country with a press conference wherein they greeted everyone with all smiles and high spirits looking all excited and pumped up for their fan meeting later that night.
As the newest BENCH global setters, the members are honored to be part of the BENCH family and to meet and connect with their Filipino Stays through the brand.
Of course, their Manila trip for this fan meeting wouldn’t be complete without trying Filipino food. Felix, one of the Australian members of the group mentioned that he has Filipino friends back in his hometown, and they recommended trying adobo, which the members also look forward to tasting as they all love meat, as mentioned by Seungmin.
As they were still rookies when they last visited the country in 2019, the group introduced themselves to the media as self-produced artists and even shared their sentiments as idols, their responsibilities as artists, and how they usually prepare for their performances, which they did not fail to showcase during their fan meeting.
The group kicked off the event with their heart-thumping performance of "God’s Menu," which surely fans love as this song established the "mala taste" genre back in 2020. The arena was filled with ear-piercing screams and cheers for the boys.
The fun never stops as the members show their game faces while taking part in the games, and the heat was clearly on when they got divided into two groups. The boys showed that they take these games seriously, especially during the Jenga and Domino games, where they can’t help but try and cheat their way out of the game.
Truly, the Stay with BENCH fan meeting has been nothing but a night full of laughter and an intimate moment for Stray Kids and Filipino Stays.
Stray Kids took the stage for the last time and performed their latest track, "Case 143," in which the fans religiously sang along—just the right and perfect way to end the night.
Written by Thea Marie Templanza
Thea is a Broadcasting student from PUP Manila