The Globe pre-sale for Harry Styles' first Manila concert broke Coldplay's record of 6 minutes by selling out in "52 seconds". Today (6/19), fans of the One Direction member trooped to the nearest SM Tickets outlet and logged into the website to get their hands on at least 1 of the 8,000 tickets to be snapped up today.
All 5 sections, including the 3 VIP Packages (with the most expensive one being 24,590 PHP, but none of which would entitle you to a meet-and-greet with the singer) were reportedly sold out by 3 PM, and fans have been expressing their joy (or dismay) online.
Our own editor had her own share of highs and lows during her quest for Harry Styles tickets, which included rushing to the mall only to find herself successfully booking a ticket online instead.
Sooo, we're trying to get #HarryStylesMNL tickets online & we can't get past the home page? What's up @mmilive/ @smtickets? pic.twitter.com/soHEsXCqhz— Bandwagon PH (@bandwagonPH) June 19, 2017
Musician Myrene Academia (who plays bass for Sandwich and Imago) shared the sentiments of Harry Styles fans as she attempted to book a ticket for her daughter.
Nakaka trauma bumili ng online tickets dito hahaha— Myrene Academia (@Mapins) June 19, 2017
Some fans had anticipated the impending madness way ahead of the rest and stood their ground hours before the public sale was opened.
1st in line!! Omg! Went to SM Sta. Rosa 11:40pm yesterday,waited till 10am. Worth it. I'll see you soon H.❤️️ #HarryStylesMNL @Harry_Styles pic.twitter.com/IkdXAIokgZ— Juliana ∞ (@julianagotgotao) June 19, 2017
ALREADY BOUGHT MINEE HUHU WORTH IT 3HRS & A HALF— almira is seeing H! (@ANGBILHES) June 19, 2017
PS. MERON PANG LB AT UB!!!#HarryStylesMNL
LORD THANK YOU SO MUCH!! 🙏🏻💖 Lined up with these cuties 💕 Can't wait to see you, bub! @Harry_Styles#HarryStylesMNL pic.twitter.com/SSRHbJQwxf— camille🎤is seeing h (@camillexhes) June 19, 2017
There were also fans who went directly to SM Ticket outlets only to have the system crash on them as they were about to pay.
We were redirected to sm tickets and when i checked it out. The tickets were gone😭😭— Mmiagrsk 👆 (@miguel_azul_10) June 19, 2017
And those who, despite setbacks, still prevailed...
I GOGTT UPPER BOX TICKENTS IM SO SAD @ CASHIER BUT KM CONTENT WITH MY LIFE #HarryStylesMNL pic.twitter.com/1Fxhm3EjJn— jus is not seeing H! (@tmhtales) June 19, 2017
I still can't believe it. Never give up is the key. See you @Harry_Styles !!! #HARRYSTYLESMNL— Jc Isidro (@jcisidro_) June 19, 2017
Harry Styles is set to embark on a full Asian tour with American indie rock band Warpaint next year, with stops in Japan, Hong Kong, Thailand, as well as a return visit to Singapore. If you weren't able to get tickets for the Manila show, the Singapore concert still has loads available. Get them here.
Harry Styles Live on Tour - Manila is happening on May 1, 2018 at the Mall of Asia Arena. Presented by Globe and MMI Live.