You know them – G-Dragon, Taeyang and Seungri, the dynamic trio that is part of BIGBANG, well they have finally had their highly anticipated ‘Thinking of You’ Fan Meeting in Singapore on March 15!
Despite missing two members, T.O.P and Daesung, the remaining three members of the world-famous group held an unprecedented 2-hour performance and exclusive fan meeting where VIPs got to interact with the A-list idols through stage games at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. It was definitely a first for many! The trio’s fan meeting promised 14 songs, but the boys put up a high-octane mini-concert of a whopping 16 tracks, and treated fans to their latest solo hits live.
BIGBANG have just became the first Korean boy band to have a 6-dome tour in Japan with 16 sold-out shows with an audience totaling over 770,000. While the quintet group have legions of fans across the globe, the members have also been making waves on their own, with solo projects, of late.
Kicking off the dope night was a ‘Dress-The-Fan-Up‘ stage game. G-Dragon, Taeyang and Seungri emerged onstage to the shrilling of ecstatic fans and a sea of yellow lights. The boys got to pick one number each – each representing one lucky soul out of eight pre-selected fans from the audience.
“Are the girls (fans) ready? Or have they fainted?” quipped the host, eliciting much laughter.
There was three concepts for the game – G-Dragon had ‘cute’; Taeyang got ‘hip-hop’, while Seungri had to dress his partner up ‘sexy’. As expected, our charismatic but chatty Seungri had a sudden request for a conversation with the fan as “it is awkward to dress her up when she hasn’t spoken a single word to me” he retorted.
“So who is your favourite BIGBANG member?” probed Seungri, “It is important to me. It is so so important to me!”. Those watching heard a murmur from the fan “You?” at which Seungri exclaimed, “Yes! Let’s do the show! Oh yea, come on! Let’s get it on!”
Three minutes later – Taeyang’s ‘creation’ was full of swag, G-Dragon’s looked fresh out of Harry Potter, while Seungri got his ‘sexy kitty’ to whip him with her ‘tail’. As if whipping was not enough, out of nowhere, there was an unexpected ‘twerking’ show. Seungri got volunteered, and we must say he did a fantastic job ‘twerking’ to ‘Fantastic Baby’. G-Dragon and Taeyang also tried their ‘butts’ at the trade. Though short, VIPs certainly had fun during the game session!
Taeyang began the solo acts with ‘Superstar’, ‘I Need A Girl’ and ‘Only Look At Me’, before sending fans into a trance with an explosive performance of ‘Ringa Linga’. For many Singapore VIPs, it was probably their first live performance of the latest hit from the BIGBANG dance master, the crowd was barely able to contain themselves and just about screamed the roof off!
“You guys having fun now? We have many fans around the world during our world tour. And tonight, I’m here in Singapore, I see you guys, and I want to say something special to all my Singapore VIPs – I LOVE YOU”, already melting the hearts of fans, Taeyang continued “and I will try my best to come back again really soon.” Yes, please!
Up next was Seungri – “Let’s get crazy, Singapore!” and sure enough, the talented 23-year-old got the whole arena chanting to his catchy hits ‘Let’s Talk About Love’, ‘Gotta Talk to U’ and ‘Strong Baby’. Catching a breather between sets, of course, Seungri started talking.
Addressing fans in English, Seungri called out “Hey Singapore, WASSUP?! It’s so hot in here right? I want to take out my jacket. But my stylist said – Seungri, you no (don’t)!” Garnering heaps of laughter, Seungri continued, “Are you guys happy to see me? I’m so happy to see you! You know what? I don’t know you, but I love you!”
Not only were we awed by Seungri’s command of English, which has improved by leaps and bounds, the ‘ambitious youth’ from yesteryear seemed to have matured into a top-notch multi-talented entertainer. We have to say Seungri’s solo talkset was extremely entertaining.
“When I first came to Singapore, my English was so horrible, you know? Now, I can speak. But I don’t understand so well, but I am good at (making) reactions – ‘What?’ ‘Oh, that’s so crazy!’ ‘Really?’”
“Next stage is G-Dragon’s, my leader”, which really got the crowd going, “Wow, there is a superstar in here!?”
At this point, Seungri revealed, “Actually G-Dragon does not like me talking too much, and I don’t know why! But you guys paid good money to see me right? So I’m going to talk a lot. So GD, I don’t care you. GD, I know you superstar, but I don’t care you! Because I am going back to hotel (directly) after this.” This threw the crowd into fits of laughter. Everyone went crazy! After much ‘provoking’, Seungri melted into a smile, “I am just joking. I love him. G-Dragon is the best. But that’s nice talk right?” before completing his solo set with “GG Be” and “What Can I Do“.
So finally, it was the superstar’s stage. Fans went deliriously high when the infectious tracks ‘One Of A Kind’ and ‘Michigo’ hit the stereo. Topping the performance off with some sweet talk, G-Dragon teased fans, “So did you miss me? Miss me? You have no idea how much I missed you!”
Well, VIPs know the drill to the next song – “I say ‘Swag’, you say ‘Checked’, ‘Swag’ *Checked*, ‘Swag’ *Checked*” – the arena spun into the mantra of ‘Crayon’, followed by the top hit ‘Crooked’ which drove the atmosphere to a climax!
What’s a BIGBANG show without ‘Fantastic Baby’?! The trio capped the night off together with ‘Let’s Talk About Love’ and ‘Bad Boy’ before bidding fans adieu with the evergreen megahit ‘Fantastic Baby’.
Sadly no encore but no surprise after the show the trio put on. But there is no doubt, it was a crazy, awesome and memorable night for VIPs and we know BIGBANG will be back real soon!
Special thanks to Launch Entertainment and One Production for the great invitation!
Article: Kathryn Zhang
Photos: Launch Entertainment
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