Big Bang, 2NE1 thrill before weekend concert
SINGAPORE – It wasn’t exactly the most heart-stopping press conference we’ve ever attended, but the mere presence of Korean bands Big Bang, 2NE1, Epik High and Winner were enough to make even members of the media cheer and swoon.
The groups were speaking at Resorts World Sentosa ahead of their YG Family concert here this weekend, but noticeably absent from the proceedings were PSY, who will also perform at the concert, and Big Bang’s Seungri, who has been hospitalised after he was involved in a car accident in Seoul early this morning (Sept 12).
The bands took turns to answer several tame, pre-approved questions during the 15-minute session, including which artistes they are most inspired by (newcomers and label mates Winner, said Big Bang’s T.O.P), whether they will be making a comeback (it’s a secret, said DJ Tukutz of Epik High) and even what they think of concert presenter Samsung’s new product (perfect, because it looks just as stylish as us, said 2NE1’s Dara).
Clearly, it was far more interesting to watch the bands and their shenanigans, than it was to listen to their actual responses. The artistes whispered occasionally among themselves, and 2NE1’s CL, for example, tried to photobomb Big Bang’s Taeyang and T.O.P as they took a selfie (or selca) together.
And when Big Bang’s T.O.P asked 2NE1’s Dara to demonstrate how she would cry on the spot, after the singer expressed her desire to try her hand at acting, the 29-year-old shot back immediately, saying she would like to try shooting a kissing scene with Epik High’s Mithra Jin.
Big Bang’s G-Dragon, who didn’t answer any of the questions, laughed and giggled at his label mates’ answers – especially when band mate Daesung joked that the last time the band was in Singapore on tour, they ate so many pepper crabs and chilli crabs that they “went home walking sideways”.
It all goes to show how close the YG Family artistes now are, after shows in Seoul, Tokyo and Shanghai.
“We’ve done concerts together before, but we have never been on tour together, especially with a new group like Winner,” said Big Bang’s Taeyang. “I am sure we can present different music, and a very different style of performing (at tomorrow’s concert).”
Guess we’ll just have to wait till tomorrow for a little more YG action.
The YG Family 2014 Galaxy Tour: Power in Singapore will be held on Sept 13 and 14 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
Credits: Today Online