Monday, March 7, 2016

[NEWS] BIGBANG said, “10 years of blessings”… Grand finale of world tour filled with acclamation from fans

As it has been for the past 10 years, there was a perfect harmony between group BIGBANG and their fan club VIP.

Fans heated up the atmosphere by singing BIGBANG’s songs along music videos playing before the beginning of the concert. During the entire concert, fans sang along all the songs BIGBANG performed. They also cheered for BIGBANG for some songs, and gave explosive acclamation for BIGBANG from the prelude of each song and shook the yellow sticks with the shape of crown to cheer for BIGBANG.

BIGBANG’s TAEYANG expressed his gratitude for fans by saying, “You have proven that we can still shine on the stage even though it’s been 10 years since our debut. The five of us are really blessed guys”.

DAESUNG also said, “I really thank our fans who have seen only us like a racehorse that looks only ahead, despite rush of new idol groups’ debut”.

BIGBANG held world tour “MADE”’s encore concert on March 6 in the evening at Olympic Gymnastics Arena in Bangi-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul. The concert was the final one of BIGBANG’s world tour that began in Seoul in April last year. BIGBANG has drawn total 1.5 million fans to 66 concerts in 32 cities in 13 countries.

As it was the last concert of the tour, the concert hall was filled up with audience, all the way up to the very end of the third floor and to the end of each side where visibility was restricted. The concert hall with 13,000 fans was all filled with fans’ acclamation and the wave of yellow nightglow sticks.

Foreign fans who failed to get the tickets were seating outside the concert hall, watching the live-broadcasting of the concert on NAVER V-APP on their mobile phones. The concert was also live-broadcasted in China on Tencent.

A Chinese fan who said she took a holiday from her work to come to BIGBANG’s concert said, “I went to BIGBANG’s concert in Beijing and I also wanted to come to this concert because it’s the final concert of BIGBANG’s tour. Even though I can’t go inside the concert hall, I like just being near BIGBANG members”.

A group of women wearing hijab also made a big smile, saying, “BIGBANG is the best”.

BIGBANG came upon the stage with a roar of motor bike. Beginning from “BANG BANG BANG”, BIGBANG performed a parade of their hit songs. Among all the songs, their hit songs such as “LOSER”, “BAE BAE”, and “SOBER” that were released from May to August last year drew out the biggest acclamation.

BIGBANG members who have 10-year-long experience on the stage were shining on the stage, with the music performed by a live band. They looked free and comfortable, as they knew exactly what fascinates the audience including dance movements, talks, and gestures. In solo performances, each member boasted his own musical color by performing in solo and duet.

Blockbuster videos, laser shows, and special effects including firework brought the concert to the climax. World-famous lighting production designer Roy Bennett and Ed Burke who has worked as Beyonce’s videographer took part in BIGBANG’s tour.

Notably, “nude stage” made of 48-ton steel truss that moved over the head of the audience created an eye-catching spectacle.

BIGBANG talked about what they felt about the end of the world tour as well as how much they love Korean fans repeatedly.

T.O.P said, “I have been lonely as I stayed in strange foreign hotels for the past year and half, but I felt and discovered a lot of new things during the tour”.

DAESUNG said, “Fans sang our songs along in Korea, so I thought it was really ‘my home’ and I feel really comfortable”.

G-DRAGON received big acclamation from fans by saying, “I’ve forgotten this during this tour, that Korean girls are the most beautiful in the world. My heart flutters and I want to look good to you”.

BIGBANG also made a surprise announcement about their plan for the 10th anniversary concert.

The members said, “We’ll hold a concert to celebrate the 10th anniversary of our debut in Korea in this summer. It will be like a festival, in which performances will be given for a long time in a wide and windy place”.

Fans hailed for BIGBANG by the end of the concert by holding up placards that read “BIGBANG is my everything”.

The three-day concert in Seoul that began on March 4 drew total 39,000 fans. Total 64 groups of BIGBANG fan supporters sent 20 tons of rice, 10,054 packs of ramen, 4,250 coal briquettes, and 120kg of animal feed and YG will donate those items to charity organizations.

Source: YG Entertainment(Yonhap News)

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