[IN PHOTOS] ‘AlDub: Tamang Panahon’ fun: Fans flock to Philippine Arena

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Thousands of fans flock to the Philippine Arena to meet Alden, Yaya Dub, Lola Nidora and more!

BEFORE THE SHOW. Before the 11 am show, fans got to watch recaps of the 'Juan for All, All for Juan' segment at the Philippine Arena. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

BULACAN, Philippines – Thousands of AlDub fans filled the Philippine Arena to watch their favorite tandem for Eat Bulaga’s huge “Tamang Panahon” event, a major gathering where Alden and Yaya Dub will finally get to be together and meet all their admirers. 

Fans have been waiting for the moment that characters Alden (played by Alden Richards) and Yaya Dub (Maine Mendoza) will be allowed to date since the show’s segment “Juan for All, All for Juan” started in July. Alden and Yaya Dub have been kept apart by Yaya’s gradually softening boss, Lola Nidora, until today. 

According to Lola’s constant refrain, everything happens at the right time, or “tamang panahon.”

On social media, fans have been cheering the tandem on and making it trend everyday. Early in October, Twitter Asia Pacific and Middle East Vice President Rishi Jaitly called AlDub a “global phenomenon,” after the hashtag #AlDubEBforLove pulled in 26 million tweets. (#AlDub: 7 Lessons from the success of the ‘global phenomenon’)

During the October 24 event, fans got #ALDubEBTamangPanahon trending worldwide hours before the event started. According to the Philippine Arena’s Facebook page and Eat Bulaga co-host Tito Sotto, the “Tamang Panahon” event was sold out. According to this Rappler article, the Arena seats 50,000. 

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Even celebrities have joined in on the AlDub craze. (READ: #AlDub: 10 celebrity fans)

Here are pictures and videos from the event: 

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

JAM-PACKED. Fans flock to the Philippine Arena hours before "AlDub: Tamang Panahon." Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

SELFIE. Fans take photos before "Aldub: Tamang Panahon." Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

FRANKIE ARINOLI. Before the show started, a recap of the kalyeserye was shown. Here's the episode of Yaya Dub's failed wedding with Frankie Arinoli. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Take a look at the amazing thousands-strong crowd:

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

{source}<blockquote class=”twitter-video” lang=”en”><p lang=”de” dir=”ltr”>AlDub Nation unite <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/ALDubEBTamangPanahon?src=hash”>#ALDubEBTamangPanahon</a> <a href=”https://t.co/z048xJ53Wk”>pic.twitter.com/z048xJ53Wk</a></p>&mdash; alexa villano (@alexavillano) <a href=”https://twitter.com/alexavillano/status/657755940788293632″>October 24, 2015</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-conversation=”none” lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>Lights on at Phil Arena. <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/ALDubEBTamangPanahon?src=hash”>#ALDubEBTamangPanahon</a> <a href=”https://t.co/LU3TX2I0iU”>pic.twitter.com/LU3TX2I0iU</a></p>&mdash; alexa villano (@alexavillano) <a href=”https://twitter.com/alexavillano/status/657755500725956608″>October 24, 2015</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class=”twitter-video” lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>A short video of the audience inside the Phil Arena <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/ALDubEBTamangPanahon?src=hash”>#ALDubEBTamangPanahon</a> <a href=”https://t.co/m8Dl0Z4hMK”>pic.twitter.com/m8Dl0Z4hMK</a></p>&mdash; alexa villano (@alexavillano) <a href=”https://twitter.com/alexavillano/status/657755246496583680″>October 24, 2015</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-conversation=”none” lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>More photos by <a href=”https://twitter.com/alecsongcal”>@alecsongcal</a> <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/RStream?src=hash”>#RStream</a> <a href=”https://twitter.com/rapplerdotcom”>@rapplerdotcom</a> <a href=”https://t.co/A2HGsDvFwr”>pic.twitter.com/A2HGsDvFwr</a></p>&mdash; alexa villano (@alexavillano) <a href=”https://twitter.com/alexavillano/status/657734189488336897″>October 24, 2015</a></blockquote>
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And earlier, we got this lovely tweet from Dawin:

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<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>Watching <a href=”https://twitter.com/EatBulaga”>@EatBulaga</a> supporting <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/ALDubEBTamangPanahon?src=hash”>#ALDubEBTamangPanahon</a> where 55K people are expected to dance to my song Dessert! <a href=”https://t.co/KlcY0eOCek”>pic.twitter.com/KlcY0eOCek</a></p>&mdash; Dawin (@OfficialDawin) <a href=”https://twitter.com/OfficialDawin/status/657747609046654976″>October 24, 2015</a></blockquote>
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– Rappler.com

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