The day to see BIGBANG Alive Galaxy Tour finally arrived! I was particularly excited to watch the dynamic K-pop group in person as they seemed to be one of the hottest K-pop acts around and moreover, their fashion sense is as funky as it can get – which is so cool! Furthermore, these boys can really sing, dance and produce their own songs, unlike the ubiquitous Korean ‘plastic dolls’ that look good, act cute and sound like silicone. Ewww.
I went on the second day of the two-day concert on 29 September 2012. The concert started at 7pm which I thought it was early compared to the usual 8pm starting time. That said, I heard that fans started queuing up a day before outside the stadium to secure the best moshpit spots. I think I was pretty comfy with my tiered seating accompanied with my zoom lens – still can see well! And it was a night I thought I saw stars in the galaxy – five very colourful stars made up of G-Dragon (I wanna share wardrobe with you!), Taeyang (You made my nose bleed the whole night!), T.O.P (Your voice blew me away!), Daesung (I love whatever you do!) and Seungri (You are so full of crap, haha!).
This being the group’s (who won Best Worldwide Act – MTV Europe Music Awards 2011) first-ever world tour, and Singapore being the first stop in the South-east Asian leg, I have a feeling the boys were just about as excited as their fans. They belted out over 20 of their songs from their six-year discography, and seemed reluctant to leave after the concert ended, basking in the limelight and fan adoration. The boys, especially Taeyang and G-Dragon, were made for the stage. And if you thought their concert vaguely reminded you of Lady Gaga’s, well you are right – it is produced by Live Nation, with Lady Gaga Monster Ball choreographer Laurieann Gibson as creative director.
BIGBANG continues on their world tour to Bangkok, Jakarta, Taipei, Manila, Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong. They will also perform in Los Angeles, New Jersey, Peru, Brazil and London. Here’s wishing them an astronomically successful world tour with more concerts to come. Come back to Singapore soon! We love you!
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