Thoughts on Big Bang’s Alive Galaxy Tour

And I am back! I was gone for a long time because of the final exams… I swear this is the hardest part of teaching high school kids! After checking endless papers and making lots and lots of grades, I rewarded myself with watching a concert in Bangkok. And I’m so glad it was Big Bang’s Alive Galaxy Tour 2012!

Honestly, I like Big Bang but I still can’t call myself a VIP because I don’t stalk them as much as Super Junior. But I do like them and the songs their songs. But though, I have to admit there was a time when I got a little bored of their songs. But their ALIVE album was to me a very good come back so I decided to watch their concert. There were two concert schedules in Bangkok, October 5 and 6. But since the seats for the Saturday concert were crap (pardon me) my friend and I decided to go there on Friday. Good thing school’s term is finished! The seats we got were quite good. It was definitely better than the Super Junior seat I had last time! 🙂

I arrived at the venue around 5 but it was full of people already! There were lots to do before the concert, some booths, people painting VIP tatoos, doing cover dances, contests… lots of them. They gave a lot of freebies too! And of course there was a booth for the official goods. Though, like all concerts, there were lots of people peddling stuff that looked like Big Bang good, when actually they aren’t. I don’t really mind, but I think it’s better to buy Big Bang merchandise to support them right? Anyway, the line to get inside to the venue was very very long!!! we had to wait like 45 minutes before we got inside 😦

The security of the concert was quite strict. No food and drinks allowed. If you bought food (like we did) you had to through it away. Also, no cameras or recording devices were allowed. You could only bring your mobile phones. This was indicated in the ticket. I did not think they would be that strict, but they were. I saw a lot of fan girls sad when they were told to leave their cameras. And just to give you an example of how strict YG is when they say no cameras, the girl sitting in front of me tried to take a picture, but she was warned with laser lights pointed directly at her. She only used her iPhone by the way. So don’t attempt to do so.. you’ve been warned!

The concert was a BLAST! OMG! Like it was really really nice! It lasted for almost 3 hours and I can’t remember a time when i felt tired. It was very well planned. All throughout it I was shouting at the top of my lungs (and two days later, I still don’t have my voice back :().  If you are a fan of the YG dancers, you would be happy to see them. I only see them on broadcasts and don’t really pay much attention to them, but on stage they were very good too! Also, a band was playing their songs live! During the encore part, they played like 3-4 more songs and the band could play it well. That was the best encore stage so far that I saw!

 

Taeyang was amazing during the concert (well he is my biased). But for this concert, he was the one doing the MC-ing part. I guess maybe because he can speak English. Him and G-Dragon were the ones talking in English to the fans most of the time. Taeyang is amazing on stage he owned it. Actually him and GD. GD though is a bit more playful on stage and it was so much fun watching him. Taeyang is the best dancer among them definitely and a performer. I’m sure those who have biases with him will be pleased and will be on cloud nine after watching this concert. I know I was! My only regret is he did not sing I need a girl. But it’s ok. GD is a performer no doubt! He knows how to please his fans. And though, it was not part of the song list, he performed a bit of One of Kind with the other boys beat boxing in the background.

It was so sad because TOP hurt his hands. I felt sorry because he could only hold the mic with one had, but nevertheless he still performed quite well. If you think he is charming on videos, you will find him more handsome on stage. He has an aura of being attractive. Could-not-explain-it-here-so-you-should-see-him-in-person!!! Daesung! Oh Daesung, as usual is the funniest member of the group. Though he spoke mostly in Korean but he was the one who made the jokes and the Thai impersonations. The Thai VIPs loved it of course! And his voice is better heard live. He has one of the strongest voice in Kpop i think.  And then there is Seungri, who I will remember for doing the Gangnam Style dance! My friend likes him a lot so till now I could hear her screams! But I think Seungri is the member who approached the fans the most. And as a maknae, he also is a bit mischievous on stage! But he is funny too!

To best experience this concert, it recommend you have the crown light stick. (It was sold here for 800 baht, but I’m not sure how much it would in your place). It’s not complete if you don’t wave it with the music. But warning, your arms will hurt because you can’t put it down! I didn’t want the concert to end!!!

Haha.. but there are two words to describe this concert:

FANTASTIC BABY!!!!

**credits as tagged

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Monster – Big Bang (MV)

Maximizing my free time tonight! Posting as much as I can!

This time it’s Big Bang’s Monster.

The Video

I really like watching Big Bang videos because of how unique the concepts and their interpretation of the songs are. Every time I watch it it’s as if I grasp the meaning of the song even though I haven’t seen the translations. This video, as scary as some may say it is, is once again another manifestation of those unique concept but you understand their message. Whoever is in charge of conceptualizing this video deserves a lot of credit! I think they can work for a large multinational advertising company with all their concepts!

Big Bang looks scary in the video, but that’s the point, they are supposed to look like a monster but they are telling you that though I look bad on the outside, on the inside I am not. Kind of like the concept of the Beast from Beauty and the Beast. Applause for the make up! Though I like seeing these boys in their normal/fashionable clothes, I didn’t cringe at the sight of them being a monster!

And OMG! TOP.. I think I just dropped dead when I saw this MV! He is so damn handsome in this video! Kyaa!

This video was released almost the same time as Wonder Girl’s Like This. Personally, I like this because of the concept and because I didn’t get too dizzy with it.

The Song 

I don’t really go gaga over Big Bang like I do with Super Junior, but I do like them, don’t get me wrong. But what I especially like about Big Bang as an artist compared to other idol groups is their ability to make music and fit a wide variety of musical genres and always give a good result. I have been listening to their song since I became a Kpop fan. At one point I was getting bored with their songs because it all sounded the same. But recently, I love that they are not afraid to experiment with music. When you hear their songs, it has the distinct Big Bang sound but it’s different from what they released before.

In the past, I could not imagine Big Bang would do a song like this and pull it off. But hearing this song made me understand how versatile they are as an artist. Props to Big Bang for that. I absolutely love listening to this song!

Final Verdict:  An artistic MV paired with a good song. Although you can’t understand Korean, you can fully understand the song through the MV.

**credits: bigbang@yt

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Bad Boy – Big Bang

I gotta love this BIG BANG album! I don’t know but I am welcoming the change they made toward their music. I guess its something new from all the Kpop sound I’ve been hearing over and over again.

So they have released their video Bad Boy yesterday.

The song is quite good. The beat is very western and not commonly done by a Korean idol group unless you’re like a hip hop group or something. It sounded like an Leesang-ish kind of song, but it sounded different too because G-dragon and TOP were rapping. But I’m absolutely glad that an idol group could do a song like this and not be a part of the usual bandwagon. But comparing this to Blue, I like Blue better.

Again, Big Bangs concept for the videos are amazing. Showing a scene you don’t normally see on videos. And i was jumping with glee to see them dance in their MV again! Oh boy, you don’t see them dance too much. And I think its a pity they don’t show off their dancing skills because I know from watching them over the years that they can dance! I want to see Big Bang dance more! And the fashion! Loved it!! Completely!! This is what I love about them because they are not afraid to break away from the usual idol group/boy band fashion. It doesn’t look tacky. It looks fashionable and wearable — think Paris and New York.. wear what you want for all I care!

There were two things that I wasn’t pleased in the video though. The first was G-Dragon’s fake long hair! It was a little funny to me the way it kept swaying. I think he’d do well without the hair. Couldn’t understand why they had to put that though. I mean the fashion was brilliant.. but that hair is hideous! G-D would look absolutely perfect without it. And the other one is — they should be careful of the models they use. I mean I know for a fact that Taeyang is pretty short (compared to other idols that is). But they only emphasized how short he was by using a model that’s slightly taller if not the same height as him. I know Western girls are tall, but find someone shorter than him (even when she is wearing heels) to not make the obvious clear! Ok that’s a Taeyang fan girl talking there.

But nonetheless, this album is probably one of the best that Big Bang has done so far! I’m truly happy with it!

Oh and thank you YG for bringing Big Bang to the variety show scene! kk I’m definitely looking forward to their Running Man adventure!!

**credits: BIGBANG@yt

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BLUE – BIG BANG

I am not gonna lie that I am a huge Super Junior fan! But aside from them I love other Kpop boybands too.

And BIG BANG is one of them.

They are out with a new song called BLUE.

 

I like this song because Blue is my favorite color.. wahaha kidding. No I’m not that shallow. But I do truly love this song. This is the sound of Big Bang that I truly miss! There was a time when to me most Big Bang songs sounded the same (no offense to the VIPs). But I love how they’ve grown and how they have reinvented their sound adding a western touch to it. I love also that they experiment with other types of music. If you’ve listened to their past album, it’s very visible there. It’s not just hip hop but hip hop with other elements to it. I like the fact that they are willing to try other genre’s of music to give their songs some added spice! This is I think what is unique with Big Bang.This song has synthesizers incorporated to it. Though it has some similarities with Love Song, but it has a different feel to it. Maybe I’m just hooked to this kind of genre (a can hear a little of that electronic vibe there).

Another thing about Big Bang that I like is the uniqueness of their videos! They almost always come up with a new concept for a music video that has not been used by others. Look closely at the video and you will see that it fits the song perfectly. I love how the video is shot with a gloomy feel emphasizing the feeling of the song. I also like how they shot it in a secluded like place. It gives you a lonely feeling (thus you’re feeling blue). Very very nice!

And of course, I’m liking this come back because Daesung’s back after the accident! I wasn’t really a fan of Daesung, but after I watched tons of episodes of Family Outing (the original one), I can’t help but like him! And his voice seems to be more mature this time. Maybe because of that fateful accident. I do wish I would see him more on variety shows like before! But not just him but all the other members too. They don’t do too much variety anymore! I miss Big Bang and their parodies of dramas! They have to do it again!!!

Oh Oh and this post is not complete without writing about Taeyang!! kk Is he bringing back his bandana style?? kk I haven’t seen that in ages though! I mean if you’ve been following them for quite sometime, the boys have used that style way back 2007-2009.. i’m not sure.. but I love how it looks good! And love the hair!

So I wish to see more of the boys while their promoting! YG please let them be on a  lot of Variety programs! I miss their antics!!! *_*

**credits: BIGBANG@yt

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2011 Big Bang Big Show Clips!

Wohoo!!! Now time for Big Bang..

I know they have new songs, but I am a sucker for their old songs! Though they’ve released a new ones I still love the older ones.. Oh if only there was Haru Haru…

Lie

Tonight

 

 And I love how clear the video is!! ^_^ swoon

More videos of the concert.. from another user on yt (bigbanglover2ne1)

**subscribe to: ygconcert@yt

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Love Song – Big Bang (MV)

I was tempted to post this song the moment it came out. But I had to control my urge to do so.. and though they have made the debut of the song a few weeks ago, its impossible for my blog not to have this!!!

This is Love Song by Big Bang.

I have to say I am impressed with this song. I am truly happy with the song… and this is not a biased opinion. Honestly, and I don’t mean to hurt all the VIPs out there, I was getting a little bored with all the same sounding Big Bang songs. It was like I know how the it sounded, I can predict how it will sounded. Thus I wasn’t really keen on listening to the next song they had.

But I am truly amazed and I bow down to this new song. Yes it’s very different from the usual hip hop ones they had and yes I like it very much because of that. This song proves that Big Bang can reinvent themselves and not be stuck with the same boring concept I know see evident on most idol groups.

I also like the way they did the video. Thank you god for whoever thought of this video concept! Well yes it’s not like the ones you commonly see. There is no one being cute or doing aegyo in the video. There wasn’t any love interest. It’s just them walking and making you feel the song. By golly, I think they would be the first idol group to shoot something like this! And boy am I glad (ok cue the pom poms!! yay!!)

I sure do hope people will appreciate this change like I do. I sure hope the idol world will not be dominated with the same sound we are so very familiar of.. Though being in a bandwagon is nice, but sometimes a little variety is better. ^_^

Big Bang is really revolutionizing the Kpop industry!

oh and don’t you think Taeyang looks hot in this pic… ok ok i’ll stop 😛

**credits: BIGBANG@yt

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Big Bang’s Secret Garden Parody

I am getting all excited with Big Bang‘s new MV. So I’m writing up a post about them. And this time its about another one of their parodies, probably the best one.. kk for me at least! kk

I knew they were doing a parody of Secret Garden and I am anticipating it… Click on the link to see it with the subs!

Big Bang Secret Garden Parodies

And this is some bonus material from Big Bang Show… Big Bang performing…

Majimak Insa (Last Farewell)

Sunset Glow (Red Sunset)

I’m not embedding the video’s though, because it might be removed from yt. So just click on the link.

Enjoy!!!

**credits: vvipjamie@dailymotion + JAMJOOsubs @ yt + CrazyCarrot360 @ yt

Tonight – Bigbang (MV)

OMG!!!!

I was waiting to get home from work to post this! kk OMG!! sorry I couldn’t contain myself!

It’s Big Bang‘s new song Tonight.

Can I shout! I feel like a fan girl all over again. And yes, the V.I.Ps have waited a long time for their new Korean single and I have to say it was worth the wait!!

I am very pleased with the new song, because it sounds different and the concept is different. I’m very happy to see this side of Big Bang. I used to get bored with their old songs because most of them sounded the same. This song however, shows the new side of the boys, one that we have not seen before. They used to just have the hip hop vibe, but this is an upgrade of their old songs. I think it’s about time they up the level of their image! (not that I didn’t like the old one… it was fine, but they can’t stay that way forever!).

The video is also different, when in the past it was usually G Dragon who had the girl, but this time is Daesung! I like it… I had to make sure it was him when I saw the video for the first time. He looks better in with this concept! Now people are noticing him. I really like his voice and he is really funny on variety shows. I think he should be given more attention because he is pretty talented (but Taeyang would always be my bias).

And here is their performance of Tonight on The Big Bang show which was featured on SBS yesterday!

So elated about their come back!

Big Bang is back!!

**credits:  BIGBANG@yt

Other songs i love now… as of 2010.07.29

Though I haven’t been blogging too much… I still try my best to be updated with the latest Kpop… I like some of the songs.. some I don’t.. but recently I have been listening to these songs.. these are kind of like my recommendations to someone who wants to know the latest kpop songs… (this of course excludes super junior songs.. kk ~~~)

I Need A Girl – Taeyang

One word to describe it — HOT!!!! Absolutely love him! kk Dara and Sol look good together kk~~ nice move to choose her as the girl in the MV

Good Girl, Bad Girl – Miss A

This rookie JYP group sound good! Their debut song hits the spot.. kk well it’s kind of addicting when you hear the words… “You don’t know me” and “So shut off (but sounds like up) boy!”.. plus Jia really looks good with her PINK hair! you go girl! 🙂

Bbi Ri Bba Bba – Narsha

The solo track of Narsha 🙂 she is my favorite BEG member.. kk and I loved her more when I saw her on Invincible Youth.. and she has this song that’s really really addictive! and looove her make up.. when i saw it on allkpop.. wow! 🙂 bbi ri bba bba.. kk~~

Come Back Again – Infinite

Another addictive song from a rookie group. This is their debut song and though it did not win any award, its pretty nice to hear.. well thanks to one friend of mine i couldn’t stop singing.. dashi dorawa.. dorawa dorawa.. kk but i have to say when these boys dance, their moves are really synchronized.. precise.. and got to love the guitar part after the chorus.. kk ~~

I My Me Mine – 4minute

Hmm.. I’m not so much of a fan of the girl group.. but I like this song (the second song from them that I like). But I dont like HUH… but this one sounds really good and I like the dance.. 🙂

credits: ygentertainment + interminabletube + magicsailor123 + 4minuteofficial and woolliment @ yt

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