K-pop stars at F1 leave fans high and wanting more
You gotta hand it to the Korean boys — they sure know how to work a crowd.
Three out of five members of the massively popular boy band Big Bang — G-Dragon, T.O.P and Seungri — drove fans wild with their polished dance moves and infectious tracks at the Padang main stage on Friday night for the 2011 Formula 1 Singtel Singapore Grand Prix.
We're not just talking about two or three all-too-passionate fan girls here, but thousands of them, including many teen boys, too.
Most fans were stationed at their "posts" right in front of the stage as early as 7pm, when the gates to the exclusive Fan Zone were opened. (A reminder to those who don't want to miss the chance to watch the upcoming concerts at the Padang up-close, be sure to collect your wristbands at stage front as they're limited to 2,000 fans per day from 3pm on a first-come-first-served basis.)
For a brief ten minutes after the scheduled start of the performance — possibly what could have felt like eternity to many — fans were treated to a DJ-set of creative mashups from some of K-pop's greatest hits.
Seungri, 20, kicked off the night with his latest EP "VVIP".[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
Seungri, 20, kicks off the night with his latest EP "VVIP". (Yahoo! photo)
Clad in a clean black suit complete with a skinny tie, Seungri delivered two more songs — "What Can I Do" and "Strong Baby" — to a smitten crowd before passing the stage on to his team mates.
And boy did the dangerous duo take the stage by storm.
Better known as GD&TOP, the talented 23-year-olds easily brought the house down with their trademark upbeat songs "Knock Out" and "Oh Yeah".[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
Fans scream themselves hoarse in response to their favourite songs by GD&TOP. (Yahoo! photo)
Shouted G-Dragon to a crowd that looked like it was running on some kind of potent energy drink, "Thank you for inviting us here. We love F1, we love this city, we love you all!"
"So, we're gonna make you crazy tonight. So please show me your love okay?"
At many points, the Fan Zone at the Padang could almost be likened to a club perpetually pumped with fans screaming themselves hoarse in response to their favourite songs, most, if not all, of which they could sing and even dance along to.
"High High" was another crowd favourite, as the boys danced their way deeper into their fans' hearts.
Following screams for an encore after the duo thanked the crowd [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
TOP charms the crowd with his boyish good looks. (Yahoo! photo)
The trio ended the night with "How Gee," which saw GD throwing a towel earlier wrapped around his neck to one lucky fan.
"It's awesome; they're so handsome. Oppa, sarang hae! (Brother, I love you!)," screamed a group of seven girls after the concert ended. With the youngest aged 19 and the oldest, 34, the animated fans told Yahoo! Singapore that they had flown to Singapore from Indonesia just to catch their favourite boys live in action.
Said another fan, Noraini Siti, a marketing executive, "They're just really hot and sexy, as compared to the other Korean boy bands."
Added her friend, "They wasted time on the starting part — the DJ part — I don't think it's important… They (the boys) could have performed more rather than (the DJ) playing all those songs, remixes and all."
The 25-year-old and her friends, who came down especially for the one-night-only showcase, added that the race was more of "a bonus".
Source: Yahoo Singapore G-Dragon and Taeyang Show Off Their Fashion Sense![You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]Original:
지드래곤과 태양이 남다른 패션 센스와 포즈를 자랑했다.
최근 한 온라인 커뮤니티 게시판에는 빅뱅 멤버 지드래곤과 태양이 한 패션 행사에 참여한 사진 여러 장이 게재됐다.
관련 사진은 지드래곤 태양이 패션 행사 포토월에서 포즈를 취한 모습을 담고 있다. 사진 속 지드래곤과 태양은 선글라스를 쓴 채 각기 다른 패션 센스를 선보였다. 또 뒤를 돌아 양손을 드는가 하면 독특한 포즈로 끼를 발산했다.
지드래곤 태양 사진을 접한 네티즌들은 “역시 포즈도 남다른 빅뱅” “패션 센스 진짜 최고다” “손 들고 있는 포즈는 정말 색다르다” “역시 옷을 잘 입는다” 등 의견을 나타냈다.
[뉴스엔 허설희 기자]Translated:
Newsen journalist Heo Seol hee reported that G-Dragon and Taeyang sported their unique fashion sense and poses. Pictures were posted on an online community bulletin reporting that Big Bang members G-Dragon and Taeyang participated in a fashion event recently. G-Dragon and Taeyang's pictures show them displaying their posing skills at the fashion event's photo shoot. In the photos, while both wearing sunglasses, they showed a different type of fashion sense. Netizens have expressed their delight with the pictures, "Their fashion sense is really the best!" "Posing with their hands up is truly original" "As expected their clothes look so good."
Sources: NewsEn Writer Heo Seolhee//허설희 기자 husul@//via bigbangvip