They came, they sang and danced (and therefore, saw how loved they are by Malaysian VIPs), they conquered, and they left their fans breathless. Only one K-pop super group can have such affect on our country and they’re none other than G-Dragon, Taeyang, T.O.P, Daesung, and Seungri.
Otherwise known as BIGBANG.
Malaysians first got word that the South Korean boys were coming to town for the very first time as part of their “Alive GALAXY Tour 2012” in July. The one-night concert with a production cost of over RM4 million was sponsored by Samsung Galaxy and presented by YG Entertainment and Live Nation Entertainment, and organised by Running Into The Sun with official partner PMP.As soon as the tickets went on sale, they were snapped up by fan girls and boys, gone without a trace.
Some hardcore fans even camped out outside Fahrenheit 88 from the night before the tickets release. Imagine that!
But after all that adrenaline rush from ensuring that they could get their hands on a ticket or two, comes the next rush – the long wait for 27th October 2012 to finally arrive.
From as early as 12 noon, BIGBANG’s fans flocked to Stadium Merdeka to queue up at the designated gates. A few hours later, it started pouring – but that didn’t stop the fans. As the hours passed, more and more fans arrived at the stadium, living proofs to the true definition of “come rain or shine”.
BIGBANG’s Alive GALAXY Tour 2012 Malaysia finally opened with a video clip on a giant screen:
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At this point, the deafening screams from BIGBANG’s 15,000 fans started – and it would last right up until the last encore. The South Korean boys’ opening was accompanied by the title song of their latest album, “Alive”.
As soon as that was over, G-Dragon, Taeyang, T.O.P, Daesung, and Seungri, the faces that the VIPs have memorized by heart, stepped out of their futuristic capsules (as seen in the video above) and greeted their fans enthusiastically.
They then sang “Tonight” and “Hands Up”, before going on to performed their current hit song “Fantastic Baby”, “Stupid Liar”, “Café”, “Monster”, the melancholic “Blue”, “Gara Gara Go”, their ever so popular trademark slow songs “Lies” and “Haru Haru”.
For almost three whole hours after, fans were wholly entertained with BIGBANG’s high energy performances of more than 20 songs, consisting of their songs as a group plus solo performances. Taeyang sang “Wedding Dress“, Daesung performed “Wings“, and BIGBANG’s leader G-Dragon even previewed beatboxing versions of “Crayon” followed by “One of a Kind“.
You could say it left no time for Malaysian VIPs to catch their breaths!
The night then ended with not one, not two, but four encores from the boys, knowing that their fans would leave with heavy hearts. BIGBANG Alive GALAXY Tour 2012 in Malaysia closed with “Bad Boy”, “Feeling”, “Hand Up”, and “Fantastic Baby”.
I have a show every day and every night, but tonight will be the concert that I will remember for the rest of my life. Thank you.
(G-Dragon’s speech during the concert)
No, thank YOU, BIGBANG. This will be the concert that we’ll remember for the rest of our lives too.