A big thanks to Sweetspring for sharing this wonderful fan account! And it’s touching to see the effort SeungGi puts into everything he does, especially for his fans’ happiness!
Disclaimer: This is just my personal opinion of how the FM went. It may contradict/ be similar to others accounts of the night but that is unintentional. This account is also long coz I didn’t sleep much so my mind is spinning. So please bear with me if you choose to read on
This is my 3rd time seeing Seung Gi in the flesh & the closest I’ve been to him. At the Seoul Hope concert 2011 he was the size of a dot. At the S’pore FM he was the size of a Legoman. At yesterday’s FM I finally found out how tall he is.
At the huge risk of becoming the black sheep of the office & sabotaging my own bonus & promotion I took 2 half days to get the best VIP seat I could the morning Jazzy started selling them (6th row, 2nd seat from middle aisle) & then yesterday afternoon coz I didn’t want to get caught in the jam. Passed the time chatting with this Indonesian Airen who has only watched just one thing Seung Gi’s been in (MGIAG) & totally fell for his charms so she’s spending her uni break following him to his FM in S’pore, KL & then Jakarta. She spent a million rupiah to get the chance for his autograph. Now thats pretty diehard i thought.
Unfortunately for me I was not one of the lucky 100 to get his autograph y’day so quite bummed about that. Also didn’t get my number called onstage (he hugged every single one of those girls who did, & the winner of the dance game got hugged like 3 times!!!) but it was great actually being close enough to see his face & bright smile close enough that I didn’t have to look at the screen.
The funniest part during the dance game- he asked the first participant if she’s good at dancing & she replied because she’s his fan, she’s not (earlier Seung Gi said he’s not very good at dancing). He chuckled at that. He asked the last participant if she likes dancing, she said no so he asked what do you like? and she said instantly “YOU” haha Seung Gi bent double laughing at that. That first participant, because she was standing next to Seung Gi, got most of his attention which, when Seung Gi is in his teacher mode, can be quite pressurising. I could see some of his perfectionist traits coming out but of course it was all in good humour. He asked her “what dance are you dancing to? i don’t think its my dance” (something along those lines, don’t remember every word).
The MC also asked the participants why they liked Seung Gi. The 1st girl said she liked everything about Seung Gi (she got a hug) & another one said because Seung Gi is Seung Gi (got a hug & audience said “awww”) the other 3 said because he’s talented & his smile but they were pretty standard answers so no hug.
The song game it was evident the fans onstage didn’t really know the lyrics so Seung Gi said it was ok if they just “la la la” the melody. He was happy the audience (or rather the Airen Fanclub posse sitting to my left) know the lyrics but told us to “shhht”. He said since many of his international fans don’t speak korean, its understandable they can’t sing the lyrics.
The gifts for the winners of both games got an autographed pillow case Seung Gi signed on the stage right there & then (super jelly!) & he asked for their names too, so thoughtful!
The last fan game was the bicycle game & the first girl’s hands went down south a little too much. It was translated as he should be held around his waist not his hips but I distinctly heard Seung Gi say ‘butt’ so that girl got an extra bonus (double super jelly!)
Unlike the S’pore FM, last night’s program was split into two, after the games Seung Gi went to change & then the mini concert began. Lots of energy with Smile Boy, always amazed by Seung Gi’s energy I guess thats the byproduct of being young & very fit (not a single ounce of extra fat on his body that I could see & his biceps & broad shoulders are really pronouced on such a slim body).
Lastly the group photo taking. Some fans were unco-operative & didn’t want to budge from the prime spots where Seung Gi would sit so it delayed everything abit plus people were late getting to their seats at the start of the FM so it started aound 8:15pm. I thought the end of the row on the right side of the stage where Seung Gi goes up and down the stage between the photo taking would give me a better chance of some eye contact or even a handshake. Everything happened really fast but finally my chance & i called out “Seung Gi nim” he turned & smiled & shook my outstretched hand, gripping it firmly. My hand just didn’t want to let go even when my brain was telling it to but Seung Gi managed to free himself & it was only like 2-3 seconds but oh! I don’t think I’ll ever forget that moment he looked at me & I shook his hand. The Seung Gi I saw onscreen who gave me hours of entertainment, the boy wonder I admired for his talents & decided ah! this is a special one out of all the k-world entertainers; he was right before me & I’ll probably never have that kind of opportunity again.
Yes, the Red FM DJ embarrassed M’sia with his incompetence & Jazzy didn’t help things much & the venue was pretty low grade (poor Seung Gi was sweating bullets) but it was an awesome night for me personally & pretty damn unforgettable. So grateful Seung Gi decided on this mini tour of a more intimate FM setting, it made alot of dreams come true for some fans & for me personally it felt like I saw & touched briefly a bright, shining star I’d only ever admired in the vast sky.