*updated with ending comment*
Here is the final part of the amazingly detailed fan account. Many thanks to Ay for her hard work in bringing us the translation! 😀
The 3rd part of the fan meeting was the part that we had all been waiting for. After ‘Time for Love’ at the opening, the second song was ‘Return’. Here, Seung Gi was wearing a black jacket with black trousers. When I saw the attire from where I was sitting, my first reaction was, ‘What sparkling collars!’ But when I saw Seung Gi’s image on the big screen, I was so shocked that I almost fell out of my chair. On the right collar was the word ‘Punk’ and on the left, was ‘Love’. What style of fashion is that?!
Although I really wanted to concentrate on Seung Gi’s singing, I couldn’t help being distracted by those shiny words on the collar. The awkward designs of the clothes just did not go with the relaxing healing music.
The third song was ‘Unfinished Story’. After that, Seung Gi said, ‘I have not sung live like this for a while, so I am very nervous. What do you think of my performance? So far, all the activities I have held in Japan have occurred within a very hectic schedule. And I have felt bad about not doing enough preparation work. But I assure you that I will be fully prepared for the concert in October. I will present you with the best stage. Please come and support me. And through the song ‘Return’ which I have just sung, I have found the type of music that I should make for the future. Also, I wanted to be involved in the production of the OST for my drama, writing the lyrics as well as the music. Although nothing has been confirmed, if it really happens, I will probably be the first male lead in history to write the lyrics, write the music and sing the OST of his own drama!
Oh…It sounded like there is a very good chance that Seung Gi will be singing the OST for Gu Family Secret! And he will be the composer and lyricist too! I really don’t know where he finds the time to do all these. Anyway, I am getting more and more excited about this drama.
Seung Gi then continued, ‘I think you have heard enough of slow songs. Next up is a more upbeat song which has just appeared in the Q&A session and it is ‘Will You Marry Me?”
After the song, he said,’I have not sung this song for a long time. I feel a bit embarrassed. It seems to suggest that I am at a age to ask such a question. When I was planning for this fan meeting, I spent some time picking the songs I should sing for my Japanese fans. On one hand, it would be good to sing some of my most popular songs, but I also wanted to show a Lee Seung Gi that you had never seen before. Now let me ask, how many of you went to my concert in Seoul last year?’
According to a friend who sat at the back of the first floor, about 40% of the people on the first floor raised their hands.
When Seung Gi saw that, he said, ‘Great. Not too many people (maybe he was afraid that the audience got tired of it). The song that I am going to sing next is not one of my songs. It is a song from a sunbae who has become a world star, Psy’s ‘Gangnam Style’ but I have changed the words a bit.’
The song that we silently longed for was finally here. And at last, Seung Gi took off that weird-looking jacket, put on the sunglasses and rolled up his sleeves and we all went into the crazy world of ‘Noona Style’.
I heard that when you hear this song, your body will subconsciously swing along with the music. When Seung Gi was doing the horse-riding dance, everyone screamed and waved their lightsticks hard. Everyone was so high. It really rocked!
Seung Gi left the stage after ‘Noona Style’ and they showed the ‘Invitation to Me’ MV. When he returned, he sang ‘Because You’re My Woman’. When he finished, he said, ‘In the past, every time I came to Japan, I felt bad because I had not come to see my Japanese fans often enough. And yet you all gave me relentless support. I am so grateful for that. From now on, I will not apologise anymore because in an intimate partnership, there is no need to say ‘sorry’. I hope that in the future, I can come to Japan more often, even if it is not for work. Something like this fan meeting is really nice too.
Also, in April, please look forward to Ms Banana’s serial fiction and I will try to keep up the ‘good looks’ I have now even when I am filming the 24-episode drama.’
When he said this, I could feel how much he treasured the love from his Japanese fans and I was glad. We are so lucky! Also, when Seung Gi mentioned his ‘good-looks’, he was a bit shy.
And then it was the last song. Everyone uttered a sigh. When he saw our response, Seung Gi slyly said, ‘Although this is my last song, if you scream loud enough, it might not be the last song. So let’s get high!’
He sang ‘Smile Boy’ and ‘Let’s Go on a Vacation’. And the gold ribbon that signified the end of the show came down but I was so into it that I did not notice it coming down.
And then amidst the excitement and the music, Seung Gi walked off the stage. At this point, the audience kept chanting loudly, ‘Lee Seung Gi, Lee Seung Gi’. This went on for a while and then some people started yelling ‘Saranghae’. They were probably Korean fans. Hearing this, everyone started screaming, ‘Lee Seung Gi, saranghae, Lee Seung Gi, saranghae…’
I had been to concerts before and the screaming usually was sporadic and not uniformed and that could make people become anxious. But this time, the call for encore was so united. There was a togetherness in the whole music hall. It was very exhilarating!
Eventually, in the unrelenting chanting, Seung Gi ascended the stage and sang ‘Words That Say I Love You’.
After this song, Seung Gi said, ‘ I wrote the lyrics and the song myself. In future, I will work hard to make good music and I hope you will continue to support me. Now, I am really going into the final song. I have been thinking what songs I should sing. A ballad seems too quiet and so I decided to sing a fast song and then in your cheers and excitement, I will exit the stage suavely. I want you all to be my slave. So I am going to sing ‘Slave’.’
And as the introduction of the song started, everyone was jumping up and down. And as Seung Gi said, the hall was hot and high. When the song finished, it left a bursting sense of happiness and satisfaction in everyone’s heart.’
And as above, Lee Seung Gi’s Brilliant Show in Yokohama ended.
In fact, before the fan meeting, I just looked forward to the singing part because I do not like those games in which only a selected few can go on the stage, leaving the rest of the fans watching with teary eyes. Luckily, there weren’t such arrangements this time and the MC Ms. Yumi did a very good interview with Seung Gi which, to me, was filled with surprises.
Although the singing part seemed a bit short, Seung Gi actually sang 10 songs, which was quite a lot for a fan meeting.
Apart from my seat, I have no complaints. To be able to see the lovely Seung Gi, the Heodang Seung Gi, the perfect Seung Gi in this fan meeting and to hear his mesmerising singing, I felt nothing but contentment.
English translation by AY, special contributor to Everything Lee Seung Gi
Based on Chinese translation by nanako210 @ baidu tieba