Bluemaid and I were talking about how much Taeyang has changed over the years, not only musically but also personality wise and we thought that it would be a great conversation to expand to our fellow Taeyang fans.
Above is a YBMania compilation from the 2006 BIG BANG REAL Concert, for comparison sake we have recent footage from BIG SHOW 2011.
This is the first song in the YBM compilation and one thing I noticed is how Taeyang was once willing to keep his jacket on, however he seems less willing as he has gotten older, lol. The dancing seems way sharper and less fluid, as if he’s been dancing with a different choreographer (which is probably the case). I like his vocals in the Big Show better (especially towards the end) but both were pretty good. He definitely has better control of the stage now compared to then. However he was so much more free and happy then, just looks at all those smiles in the REAL footage compared to the BIG SHOW 2011. But it was their first concert.
I’m skipping VIP since YB didn’t do his rap part in the Big Show since they cut the song short.
I had to take this from the SOLAR concert since that was the last time he performed it. This was hard to choose since I like them both and they were very different. I like the girl and the bed in REAL (My Girl should always have a girl and a bed but I guess After You Fall Asleep took the bed concept) but we have sweaty sexy shirtless Taeyang in the other, hard to choose. Personally my favorite performance of My Girl has to be from HOT with Aimee in that box and sweaty sexy shirtless Taeyang. I think the vocals have improved since then, especially considering he was several songs into a solo concert during the SOLAR concert one.
It’s at 5:05 in the REAL video. Skipped a few songs because they were either covers, not used in the Big Show or I simply couldn’t find a fancam. Anyway, he sounds so much more improved now than back then. Wow, it wasn’t till doing this post that I noticed how much he’s improved. And he’s such a dancing machine now, I don’t understand how he can dance as much as he does and still sound so good.
This is the last song in the compilation and Taeyang is going hard in the dance in the Big Show and having so much fun with it. I really like the REAL, watching this concert reminds me how low Taeyang use to sing and I want him to sing in that register more, it’s sexy and deep and sends chills down my spine. I really like the Big Show one best just because of how much fun Taeyang had in it.
Watching this just shows how much more confident Taeyang is on stage compared to before. The way he moves is much more confident and his dancing is more sexual compared to innocent 18 year old Taeyang. One thing I did notice though was how much more controlled he is of his dance, even when he’s freestyling he’s very controlled and tight with his movement and he’s less free (if that’s the correct word) then he was before. It’s sort of like he’s caught up in his own world and more internally focused, which makes him a joy to watch but hard to connect with. Hopefully he’ll open up to the audience more as he moves on with his career.
Also, he’s a dancing fool now because he refuses to stand still.
Any comments/observations/thoughts you guys want to share?
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