Here’s another insightful fan account from Zed24: 😀
LSG is such a media darling that his return trip to Singapore for his second FM was widely reported. I guessed fans were kept busy catching up on news related to LSG. However, I’m writing this fan account to highlight those moments which I witnessed which affirmed the reasons why many find him so lovable.
Presscon @Bugis+ Mall on 6 Sep 2013
A kind soul requested for an extra media pass for me and I ended up sitting in the media area. I was near the aisle in the third row from the stage. I felt close to LSG but what caught my attention was LSG’s blink-blink black shoes. I felt that his face has grown smaller and he seemed to have lost weight. When I first registered myself at the reception desk, I was reminded not to ask questions related to military, relationship or co-stars. How interesting!
I was there prepared with at least 2 questions for SG. The MC opened the session asking for questions on Gu Family Book (GFB) but my questions were not related to GFB. In fact, I wanted to ask when he will hold a concert for his fans in Asia (outside of Japan and Korea). Somehow, someone beat me to it and asked that question. My other question was to ask when his fans can get to hear SG recording an English song for his album. As I sat listening to the questions, what irked me most was the question on SG dabbling in singing, acting and variety and which one he prefers. When the same question gets asked, I merely rolled my eyes. Then again, I realized that these are people from the media who may or may not be his fans, hence, the question. The excitement seems to buzz around SG making a comeback to variety. How myopic!
Fan Meeting on 7 Sep 2013
At the presscon, the press kit gave a list of the songs LSG were to sing and the order of events. What caught my attention was LSG’s video in Hawaii and his encore song, “Unfinished Story”. Hmm, so, there are some differences from the fan meeting in Thailand. On the day of the fan meet I was busy collecting my Heritory zipped up hoodies (it is a feeling beyond words to own a piece of LSG), my pull-and-reel clip, and my fan meeting ticket. So, I was in row D.
I was queuing to enter the theatre when an airen from Korea approached me and handed me a plastic file with a picture of Kang Chi giving Yeo Wool a flower, together with LSG’s Tonight CD. She is from SeungSunLove Café. I could just feel the love from an airen in that instant. Awesome!
As I headed to my seat, I sat waiting for the start of the concert and was wondering how similar or different the fan meet is going to be from the one I attended in Bangkok. The show only started 20 minutes past 7. The same MC and the translator from the presscon were helming the show. The translator is young and at certain angle she reminds me of Suzy. The MC, Kenneth, was very capable and he did a good job throughout the night.
After the first song, “Will You Marry Me?”, it was interview time with the focus on ‘Gu Family Book’. An interesting question which the MC asked was if there was any NG for the part when Kang Chi kissed Yeo Wool in the forest. LSG answered that there was no NG but the kiss was very long. While he claimed not to have remembered the kiss, when asked by the MC, he answered that it was good. Naughty, naughty!
It was time for the first game and LSG was tasked to throw the bear to the audience. He threw to the left section of the theatre, then to the front and to the right. I saw the bear coming in my direction. If I were to stand, the bear would be mine. However, I know my limits and the activity of finding Singapore’s Dam Yeo Wool may be too strenuous for me. So, I let it passed. When the bear landed at my foot, the fan on my left and on my right were negotiating who should go up on stage. Meanwhile, LSG was determined to reach out to his fans seated in the second half of the theatre. The charismatic SG requested to go to that part of the theatre. The MC asked the audience to behave themselves and out came the bouncer and LSG’s manager to accompany him to the centre portion of the theatre. LSG threw the bear to the left, right and centre. So fair and considerate. How sweet! How can you not like him for such a thoughtful act?
During the same segment in Thailand, LSG commented that the first task of chopping the newspaper with bare hands was too easy. This time, the segment started with a one-leg squat repeated over four counts. The one-leg squat was followed by a spread of the arms coupled with stretching one leg. Balancing was a real challenge; then came the limbo. When it was placed just below the shoulder level, LSG was able to do a demo for this. When the pole shifted lower, LSG was not able to go through it successfully. He got out of the situation by making the remark that the ladies are more flexible than the men, so they should be able to do the limbo. How cunning! The last round for this segment saw contestants doing a palm game to decide who is able to beat LSG with the palm game. One of the contestants managed to cause LSG to lose his balance. And, LSG’s reason for losing the game was because the fan accidentally touched near his heart. What a teaser!
The segment that gave me the most impact was LSG’s video in Hawaii. As he responded to the questions asked, I felt close to him as he opened up to the different facets of his life. What I found touching was how he expressed himself wanting to grow old together with his fans. Soon, it was the Hi-5 session. It went so fast. I only managed to say “Hi” and pushed the scrapbook I’ve prepared for him. “For you,” and LSG said, “Thank you” with all earnestness even though he looked visibly tired.
So, here I am going through a withdrawal symptom and doing a countdown to the Tokyo Concert in October. 7 October, come quick…