We’ve been keeping track of Gdragon, Seungri and Taeyang’s series of fanmeetings on twitter but not posting every event to the main blog. Taeyang has been touring various Asian cities with his other 2 Bigbang members doing a set of events that usually include a series of games with fans and them performing their solo songs (which in Taeyang’s case, is usually Superstar, I Need A Girl, Ringa Linga, and Look Only At Me.)
This particular Fanmeeting was generally more of the same program but I couldn’t resist posting this time because Taeyang has just been on fire with these performances.
These performances reminded me so much of what I’ve been looking for from him since Seoul Soul Festival in 2010. Abandoning the pursuit of “flawless” performances, he’s just letting go and having fun onstage. The burst of confidence and energy, the relaxed flirting with the audience, and his own obvious enjoyment feeling his way through the song more than make up for the lack of tight choreography or controlled vocals. It’s captured the spirit of what makes live performances so thrilling (and whew, so sexy) as opposed to the perfection of the studio. All those years of internal struggle seem to be paying off and I’m more than looking forward to how he continues to improve and play more onstage.
These gorgeous photographs from Sun-Rise on weibo don’t hurt either (photos via DYBILU on twitter.)