Alright y'all so I went to Taeyang's White Night
concert last night with my mom and it was everything! Let me tell y'all, this man is a born performer. 1 hour 45 minutes, there's not a single song that he lipped. All live. Sounded AMAZING. He did not sound out of breath at all. And it's crazy how high his energy was. He was literally running around the stage, jumping, doing some extra dance moves, yet his vocals were always on point. He just couldn't stand still. He even moved a lot while performing some ballads & midtempos. He was already sweating by the second or the third song. The stage set up was quite simple but it was very beautiful.
The show started off very high energy with "Ringa Linga" followed by "Body" where I could feel some awkwardness among the audience when one of his female dancers literally opened her legs wide open up in the air and he was there standing between her legs, and then he was humping the floor a few times during the song. Mind you there were a lot of young girls in audience with their moms & a lot of women in hijab. It was VERY awkward.
Thank God the sexiness only lasted for 2 songs though. He performed almost all the songs IN FULL including ALL songs (I believe?) from his new album as well as BIGBANG's "Last Dance" where he sang all the other members' verses. He only cut the second verse noticeably on "Love You To Death", "Good Boy", "Fantastic Baby" and "Bang Bang Bang" as far as I could remember. He interacted with the audience a lot, talking about BIGBANG, about his visit to Jakarta, about his new album (I do really have a feeling he knew his new album was underperforming, he was like "Y'all don't really like my new album, do you?" with a smile).
The encore was lit. Everybody was standing up and singing throughout the whole set. It was "Good Boy" followed by "Bang Bang Bang" & "Fantastic Baby" and he ended the show with of course, the national anthem "Eyes, Nose, Lips" with all the extra adlibs during the end. It was a looooooooong encore. It's crazy how he performed three dance songs in a row and immediately moved into a ballad yet he still sounded flawless. It was a great performance. Granted he didn't really do any proper choreography in full (like any other K-Pop acts) but his stage presence was really unmatched. My respect for him as an entertainer & as a person has grown A LOT after the concert. He seemed like a really, really nice & down to earth guy too. I believe he's like one of the least problematic persons in YG by far.
P.S. After the show, me and my mom decided to have a dinner streetside just outside the venue. We were just sitting there on the sidewalk when my mom saw Taeyang inside his car with his window opened and he was just looking outside and he looked pretty tired and my mom literally freaked out.
Unfortunately my mom noticed it a bit too late though so he was already too far when my mom realized and she really, really regretted it. She kept talking about how she regretted not seeing him in the car sooner, even until this morning.
But still, we had fun a lot and we're hoping to see him back again in Jakarta. This is the man who's responsible for introducing me to this whole K-Pop world so his music always feels special to me.
Also, I took some pics last night but because my phone is a flop so they didn't turn out good so let me just post this pic from Google. It looks almost the same anyway. Same stage set up, same outfits.