YG Captivated Beijing… 35,000’s “Crazy Night”
[일간스포츠 박현택] YG Entertainment (“YG”) boasted its family power in Beijing, China.
YG drew 35,000 persons of audience to “YG 2014 GALAXY TOUR : POWER IN BEIJING” held on the 19 at Worker’s Stadium in Beijing, China, to prove its high popularity in the country.
The audience’s acclamation filled the stadium when the concert began at 6:30pm. 2NE1 came upon the stage, shouting “BEIJING ARE YOU READY?” and singing “CRUSH”. After 2NE1’s powerful performance of “FIRE”, “COME BACK HOME”, etc., EPIK HIGH appeared on a moving stage. EPIK HIGH sang “FLY”, “GET OUT THE WAY”, “LOVE LOVE LOVE”, etc. When “GET OUT THE WAY” began, the whole concert hall turned into a big night club and the audience showed enthusiastic responses.
WINNER came after EPIK HIGH and received a big acclamation, even though they are still a new face. The audience sang “GO UP”, “empty”, “SMILE AGAIN”, etc., along with WINNER, showing a very enthusiastic response.
When BIGBANG in fancy gold suits appeared on the stage, the audience colored the stadium all gold, waving BIGBANG’s gold cheering rods. Even though it was very cold on the day, the stadium was full of heat. SEUNGRI was absent from the concert because he was injured from a car crash recently and T.O.P said, “Today, you have just four of us, but later, all the five will come to meet you again”.
PSY made a more special appearance in a red suit. PSY introduced himself in Chinese subtitles with background music of “A Better Tomorrow”, a movie that drew a big popularity not only in the Chinese region but also in Korea. He sang a parade of his hit songs including “RIGHT NOW”, “GENTLEMAN”, “GANGNAM STYLE”, etc. Plus, he received a big applause from the audience, by introducing himself in Chinese.
Collaboration performances that highlight each artist’s characters offered other special spectacles. G-DRAGON and CL performed newly-arranged solo tracks of CL, including “THE BADDEST MALE” and “MTBD”, to boast a perfect harmony. WINNER’s SONG MIN HO and DARA staged performance of T.O.P’s “DOOM DA DA” together. Then, BIGBANG’s DAESUNG and WINNER’s KANG SEUNG YOON sang 2NE1’s “UGLY”, and TAEYANG and EPIK HIGH showed a unique performance of “EYES, NOSE, LIPS”.
On the encore stage, all the YG Family members came upon the stage, to sing 2NE1’s “GO AWAY” and BIGBANG’s “FANTASTIC BABY”. In the end, PSY’s mega hit “GANGNAM STYLE” was sang by all the singers, to give a grand finale to the colorful and passionate performances.
According to the concert’s insiders, the traffic around the stadium was paralyzed by enormous volume of audience before the beginning of the concert. Furthermore, the audience did not put masks on despite heavy smog, to enjoy and acclaim the artists during the four-hour concert with more than 40 performances.
YG Family’s overseas concert tour is held in partnership with SAMSUNG Electronics, and another concert will be held on the 25 in Taiwan.
Credits: YG Life