As I predicted, my “HOT” concert DVD came today. Never was happiness packaged in box like this! I was so excited I skipped out on my nap and studying that I was planning to do. The packaging isn’t as creative as I expected, but what’s inside is most important.
My laptop didn’t play Region 3 DVD, not a surprise, but there were ways to get by this. (Yes! I’ll save this for another post.) It took me about an hour get everything situated. I wasn’t planning to watch the entire concert, but of course, it was impossible to put down.
The main concert was a little more than an hour long, but it was jammed-pack with performances. It started off with “Prayer,” a song that carried with it so much energy. I’ve seen other performances of it, it wasn’t mind blowing, but very exciting nonetheless. Following that was “Ma Girl,” and as you can guess, it was HOT! My only problem with it was the editing. I don’t know how normal concert DVDs work, but the scenes kept switching between the two showings. (5pm and 8pm) One second, Amy Lucus was wearing black and then the next, white. All in all an amazing performance. Then he stopped to greet the audience. Even though people are saying Tae Yang is all grown and matured now, I still find him very shy and adorable. His smile is still very innocent.
Next was “Look Only At Me” and followed by “Prisoner.” As much as the song blew me a way, the performance also did. The choreography and story that came with it was intense, even more so than “Ma Girl.” The song was interpreted well and chemistry between Tae Yang and Amy sent chills down my spine. Probably my favorite performance from the concert, although I like mrYG’s version better.
“My Story,” the film clip was very touching. Seeing Tae Yang’s music journey made me very nostalgic because I felt like I was part of it too, because if you know me, I’ve been waiting for the day Tae Yang goes solo since forever, just like he did. And once the piano verses from “Don’t Wanna Try” came on afterward, I started to tear up. I loved this performance was much as I did the first time seeing on fancams last summer. The dam broke and tears started gushing out once he started to sing “Cracks of My Broken Heart.” It was a beautiful performance. I think this is something ya’ll have to experience for yourself.
“Baby, I’m Sorry,” came after. They added nice and slow dancing. Just a great performance. His vocals were amazing as usual and you can tell Tae Yang really felt the music. There were lots of energy in “With U.” He really enjoyed performing it and consequently, I really enjoyed watching. “Always” was another great performance. He gave flowers to the audience and brought one of the audience members on stage and performed with her. It was incredibly cute because you could tell Tae Yang was very “uncomfortable” being so close to a girl (aigooo his smile gives it all away), but he was very professional. “Make Love” is one of my other favorites too. Nice choreography as Tae Yang “makes love” to the microphone. And finally one of my favorite songs of all time, “A Fool’s Only Tears” was also very nostalgic. Tae Yang really “owns” this song. I absolutely loved it. The remix of “Look Only At Me” was sweet, but so sad because the concert ended with it.
All in all an absolutely amazing concert from what I’ve seen. The first half was so intense it left you and your brain numb. Hot choreography and tight performances. However I loved the second half more. I thought Tae Yang owned the stage a little more. He was very comfortable singing to a live band, in fact, he was much more comfortable than singing to the backtrack, which just shows his genuine musicality. A lot of his personality shone through in the second half because without the intense choreography, he was more relaxed and took in the whole experience. The concert focused mainly on music which is not surprising because Tae Yang is very music driven.
Nostalgic is the best word to describe it for me. Oh how I miss his solo activities. I can’t wait the day “the Sun rises again.”