Here’s the 2nd part of the fan account (I suspect AnnMichelle sacrificed some sleep to get this done so quickly; she actually emailed this to me hours ago when I wasn’t checking :P)
During the game part, yes, it took a long time, but all of us did play rock scissors paper with SG and that give me right to brag to my mom. When I told her I played games with SG she was so amazed. (Of course I did not tell her that everyone at the fan meet played games with SG.) I am sure that’s how everyone felt at the time. This was the Bok Bul Bok spirit of 1N2D, right?
SG threw himself into the games. But I had to point at his nose and hiss through my teeth: you liked hugging too much! Really! Some fans had not even thought about hugging you, and your arms just went straight to them. What was that about, huh? Even that 16-year-old son of a mom fan (taller than you!) you hugged too. Wow! You just wanted everyone to be your die-hard fan huh! And when riding the bike, the fan did not know where to put her hands, you just went ahead grabbing them to put on your waist! If you were not Lee Seung Gi, I would shout hey come over here you…
And, oh how this hurt me, the lucky mother who attended with her husband and kid…when you heard that even her husband was here, you paid special attention to her. I was whining to my husband: we came here together too!! Oh, my jealousy! Okay, that’s the explosive vent of this very jealous blogger.
(P.S. While I was green with envy, a lot of people thought that mother on stage was me! Huhuhu, it really wasn’t me. And I was heartbroken by that. Originally I did not want to go on stage to be exposed, to be made fun of. But the atmosphere, the high spirits of the moment, I felt it was totally okay to be made into a fool. Actually if I pretended to take a fall, SG would rush over to pick me up and care for me…Why oh why! Why I wasn’t picked! Whining continuing…)
What impressed me the most, what moves me even now, was a fan’s wish to shout One Night Two Days (in Korean) together with Seung Gi. Omg, more goose bumps. Thanks to my influence, my husband and daughters all watched 1N2D, so they participated wholeheartedly in this segment. I was totally moved. Because 1N2D was no more. It would never come back. We could only watch Haedong of yesteryear and hope for the new Variety SG. But the passion and feelings we had for 1N2D, the time we spent together with 1N2D, when we shouted 1N2D together, our hearts were full of aches and happiness. I am sure SG felt the same way as we all did, the complicated emotions. It is gone but has turned into something so touching, that we will treasure in our hearts forever.
So far, other than the opening song – Will You Marry Me – SG did not sing any other song. After the games the MC said to us that SG had asked to leave all the singing performance to the last. That’s exactly how I liked it. So the last half of the fan meet was like a concert. It was the best to SG and to the fans.
SG’s live performance was great. I got that impression from film clips shared by fans on Tie-Ba. But lots of fans who had attended his concerts said you could only enjoy parts of his charm from watching clips. You had to be there in person to appreciate and understand the full extent of his brilliant live performance.
I experienced that most unforgettably during the fan meet. Singer Lee’s voice was full of magical power. There was no need to praise his singing skills as those were definitely diamonds even compared to singers famed for their ability. What I want to say is the existence of communication and interaction with fans. Using his voice, his body language, the emission of instinctive powers from head to toe, he held the ambiance to the most exciting and exhilarating point! By the way, just to emphasize, during the whole fan meet, no matter it’s game playing or singing, there was not one dull moment, the whole atmosphere at the boiling point the whole time! The sincerity and effort from SG, his desires to communicate with fans, and the love and responses from Taiwan airens, it’s just unbelievable!
I said before that I did not know the Korean language. Even though I listened to his songs thousands of times, I could only hum along a few parts here and there. But, the most amazing thing happened during the fan meet. What’s going on? How come I could sing all the songs?? Although I mumbled some words of a few measures, I felt I knew how to sing those songs. I could do it! I had to let SG know this was how much I love him. I had to sing!!!
If I had any doubt about the Taiwan airens before the fan meet, that most of us could not sing along with him, that we could not answer the questions about him, etc. etc. those worries, they all disappeared like smoke as soon as the fan meet started. Especially during the mini-concert. The feverish, explosive atmosphere! Everyone seemed to be on fire! I was profoundly shocked by the love beaming at SG from the airens! It’s so moving. And it’s something I had been waiting for a long time!!!
From Smile Boy on, the whole audience stood up. Everyone shaking their light sticks, singing loudly, swinging, eyes gluing to the light emitting being on the stage, the combined energy shooting to high heavens! SG must have felt our earnest intentions. As I truly felt that he wanted to give us all he’s got and some more!
During the last song, Slave, SG took off his jacket to the deafening screams of the audience. His shirt collar was open just so. And he seduced us further by pulling on the shirt button, bending at his waist to reveal just a bit of his chest…Everyone was pushed to a frenzy. He knew what the fans wanted. He had his principles. But he tried his best to accommodate fans’ wishes, while still keeping a step back, leaving us wanting for more.
The fan meet was supposed to end with Slave. But the calls for encores were earth shaking and glass shattering really. I guessed the MC was bombed out of her senses during the whole fan meet by the passion of airens. She had not known there were so many people loving SG, and loving him so deeply. SG himself was shocked too I think. That’s why he kept saying how moved he was by the fans’ love and support.
The fan meet indeed came to an end. The hand shake session was about to start. At first I worried that as my slot was in the middle of the session, I would be late going home. But it had a great benefit in that I could be with SG a bit longer. When I moved to row 18 to wait, I was again a little closer to him. I could watch him quietly and contently without a care in the world. I screamed time and time again when someone bent over to hug him across the table. I was thinking: do I dare? Do I have the courage to do so? But as too many people simply ignored the protocols, the MC constantly reminded us that only hand shake was allowed. I started to plan what I would say to SG.
Saranghae, I love you, I love you so much, Thank you so much for coming to Taiwan…I kept thinking which one was the best. Because the hand shake moment was so fleeting, I could not do anything much. Even saying a thank-you would feel rushed. So, what should I say?? As I stood up to get in the line snaking up to the stage, I still had no idea what I was going to say. I was simply attracted by that light emitting being who’s coming nearer and nearer. I did not want to lose even one second of the experience.
SG’s face was so small. And he’s got such a great body, with excellent proportions. His styling today covered all my faves. And that always sincere smile. And, as finally I got close enough to see, the twinkle in his eye, flashing such familiar warmth and sincerity. I was like sleep walking before I got on the stage, just following the line like I was in a trance.
My daughter was in front of me. I would forever remember how SG bent down slightly, eyes opening wide, and smiling more brilliantly than before, and shook my daughter’s hand so happily. When it’s my turn, I grabbed his hand fast like lightening, in not even one second, and then…
Perhaps I had embraced him in my heart so many times already, I just hugged him without thinking! I hugged him almost out of reflex…I simply followed what my heart told me to do and hugged him with all my being……Earlier I wrote in my blog that if I was courageous enough I would embrace him. But I really totally went blank when the moment arrived. And the MC kept emphasizing no hugging. But my hands just went completely on their own to stretch out and hug this guy I loved so much. I ignored the table that was between me and him; what’s a little table, it could not stop me from loving him. My arms enclosed him. My hands touched his strong and firm back. My arms felt his arms. He did not wear any cologne. He did not smell of any sweat despite all the jumping and dancing just a while ago – so amazing!!!
His manager was about to push me away, but I let go just as quickly. I said to him firmly, I love you, fighting!! I was so satisfied, because he was not angry at my hugging him. Instead, what I saw was the smile in his eye, the gaze so gentle it could kill me. I was like intoxicated. It was a contact of merely seconds, but it trumped eternity!!
Afterwards, as the hand shake was over so quickly, I could not remember at all whether his hand was soft or hard. What my hand would retain forever was the feel on his back. And how close my face was to his.
Want to beat me up?? How could I be so over the top daring and hug SG?? Despite all your chagrins and complaints, I would still do it. Sure, there were concerts to go to, but there was almost no way I would be able to hug him again. If I did not do it this time I would regret it for the rest of my life. However, honestly, it was totally my reflexes. Thanks to my excellent instincts, even now, when I hold out my hands, I can still feel that wonderful touch. I will never forget, ever!!
Source: chocolate puff
English translation: AnnMichelle