Blackpink fans brave rain, long lines for pre-sale concert merchandise ahead of show tomorrow (VIDEO)
KUALA LUMPUR, March 3 — The day has come, Malaysia’s date with BlackPink is tomorrow!
And devoted fans, known as Blinks, have come out in droves to queue in the rain for the pre-sale merchandise.
Gathered at the National Stadium Bukit Jalil, a day before the concert, legions of fans are lining up with their umbrellas to buy precious official concert merchandise.
Fans swarmed the pre-sale of concert merchandise ahead of the concert tomorrow. PICTURE BY SAYUTI ZAINUDIN
Images and videos of the painful-looking queues leading all the way from the LRT station are all over social media.
“It’s 12.20 and raining. Open your booth,” commented one Twitter user.
Waiting in line for hours in the rain is a small price to pay for official BlackPink merch — Mich@MichMiLo/Twitter
“Wah the queue is so long,” said another.
“Queue for the BlackPink merch booth, hope rain will stop. Curious to know what time they will arrive at airport,” said a third.
The queeee #BORNPINKinKL pic.twitter.com/Bml0h3MRlN
— Jjampong (@ezzahsn) March 3, 2023
But as turns out, a majority of them are resellers and those offering purchasing services.
For a fee, you can pay someone to do the queuing for you.
Fans who don’t want to queue buying from resellers who bought their merch first — Mich@MichMiLo/Twitter
As convenient as it may sound, it’s a scourge to real fans.
“Someone is already reselling the merch they got in the front,” complained another Twitter user.
Fans are amped for the show tomorrow, which will be Blackpink's second visit to Malaysia. PICTURE BY SAYUTI ZAINUDIN
There are umbrella check services too.
For a fee of RM5, you can safely leave your umbrella outside the stadium as umbrellas are not allowed.