Taeyang had a few days free after Big Bang’s highly successful Alive Tour weekend in Anaheim, and he spent it out in the city with partner in crime GDragon, hitting up the La Brea shops and the Chrome Hearts atelier among other places. True to form, he headed straight for the Taeyang style accessories at Stampd and made some friends along the way.
“Now we’re chilling”
“In STAMPD L.A” @Chris_Stamp #DOPE
“In STAMPD L.A” @IBGDRGN @Chris_Stamp #DOPE
“Nice meeting you :)”
@IBGDRGN @Chris_Stamp #dope #westcoast
“Today was a memorable day. Met a lot of cool creative people! Love the westcoast #danja”
“The other pic with @only1danja @IBGDRGN”
Danja is a record producer who has worked with a lot of major artists including Timbaland (who he does a lot of producing work with; Give it to Me, ) Justin Timberlake (SexyBack, What Goes Around…Comes Around, My Love) Bjork (Innocence, Earth Intruders), Nelly Furtado (Promiscuous), Britney Spears (Gimme More plus some other songs on the Blackout album)… as well as Madonna, Mariah Carey, P!nk and more.
“@Chris_Stamp ‘s doggy 🙂 damn cute!”
No surprise that dog-lover YB couldn’t resist the charms of that gorgeous pit bull. Even less of a surprise was his hanging with the Stark family at Chrome Hearts.
“In chrome hearts factory! With richard and @IBGDRGN”
“Getting FLY at chrome hearts”
“Having fun with @jessejostark #chromehearts“
“Had a good time at chrome hearts factory. Coolest place i’ve ever been starkjojo @jessejostark“
Also via @peterchun: “thanks Richard! @Realtaeyang #chromehearts”
@peterchun: “familay portrait @IBGDRGN @jessejostark @Realtaeyang and 누나 (noona)~ “
@jessejostark: “fun at chrome hearts @Realtaeyang”
From the looks of it, CH has got something special planned with GDYB. (About time they made it official. I’m surprised that they don’t already own stock.)
But the best story in LA outside of the concert was completely unplanned. The story through twitter:
@Realtaeyang: Thank you for taking our request 🙂
@LakinDaie: @Realtaeyang You are very welcome!! And…I didn’t know you were a pop star?! Haha all these girls were jealous & asking where you went 😉
@Realtaeyang: your voice touched my soul:) and i listened to your record !! Keep it up!! God bless you
@LakinDaie: Awww thank you!!! Let me know when you want to co-write a song 😉
@LakinDaie: By the way, listened to your stuff too…”Wedding Dress” is my JAM right now! Lol…you can sang!
@Realtaeyang: haha:) thanks!! Let’s keep in touch!!
@LakinDaie: Sounds good haha…have fun on the rest of your tour!
To summarize, YB saw her performing on the street and liked her singing. He (or someone in his group) requested Extreme’s “More Than Words.” She had no idea who Taeyang was at the time, but soon found out after he tweeted about her and she was immediately given the heads up by curious and excited fans. After responding to a number of fan tweets, she also graciously uploaded a video:
“What up twitter-ers! A big thank you again to @Realtaeyang for giving me props. Here’s a thank you video for you all 🙂”
And now my heart’s all mushy. (Find out more about her on her website www.lakinmusic.com .)
All of these through @realtaeyang on twitter and @youngbeezzy on Instagram. He’s getting better at this SNS thing, yay!