I owe you a whole recap of the wonderful weekend, and I plan to write that either later today or tomorrow. It always seemed like such a shame that Kristin, my neighbor of two years in Gwangju and my much referenced "Kpop mentor" did not overlap with hestialuna in Korea because, oh the kpop fangirl spirals they would have gone on together. But now this situation has been remedied.
We were never able to get Big Bang tickets when we lived in Korea, but in the end we all felt like it was actually better getting to see them in America. Why? Well, partially because nostalgia for our old lives in Korea made it even more meaningful but, mostly, because WE GOT TO HEAR THEM SPEAK IN ENGLISH!
Like I said, I'll give a full report of the "Let's Pretend We're in Seoul!" weekend later, but for now, have some videos. All videos taken by Kristin, who a) has a better phone than I do and b) had enough sense to take videos!
Here's a tiny clip of Fatastic Baby. Good thing none of us have seizure conditions, because this concert was 2 solid hours of dozens of spot lights, lasers and INDOOR FIREWORKS
Fantastic, Baby from Lion Teacher on Vimeo.
Onwards, to the English introductions! AKA Taeyang is such a ham and Daesung is secretly a total weirdo (an adorable weirdo, but a weirdo nonetheless). Fastforward to minute 4:00 if you need proof.
BIG BANG MADE IN NJ English Introductions from Lion Teacher on Vimeo.
Taeyang once again being a complete ham. A "tiny little hearts!" obsessed ham.
Top got all shy and switched back over to speaking in Korean and it was SUPER ADORBS (1:30)
Daesung, I do not even know what to do with you. WERE YOU SECRETLY ALWAYS THE WEIRD ONE!?!
Seungri, that is not your song (6:40). Are you at the wrong concert?
G-Dragon (7:00) You know you're my forever fav, even if you were shockingly normal during these goodbyes. I guess you can't always be the weird one. I guess sometimes Daesung needs to let his freak flag fly and it was very generous of you to let him be the weirdo at this concert. At least we'll always have that giant, fuzzy orange earflap hat you wore halfway through the concert. Never change, you weird elf from outerspace, never change.
BIGBANG MADE IN NJ, throwing hearts, and Daesung dancing from Lion Teacher on Vimeo.
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