Saturday was amazing!!!!
Arrived at the venue about 2.45 and waited with the others going to soundcheck and eventually went in about 4. When we entered Taeyang was on his own up where the band were located and then popped down onto the stage itself. I still can't believe I was standing less than 10 feet from them... especially TOP
Don't get me wrong I love them all but he is my favourite.
Taeyang asked the crowd what we wanted to hear and of course it had to be Fantastic Baby... I was in heaven. They ended up singing about 3 or 4 songs and after about 35 minutes the soundcheck was over. As they were leaving they all said see you later at the show
The show itself was brilliant - I had pretty good seats, with a good view when they were on the main stage, but they did spend a lot of time out on the extended stage -I had to look up at the screen to see them but who cares... I was up close & personnal (so to speak) only a couple hours earlier. They did all the well known songs Fantastic Baby (twice), Monster, Tonight etc as well as the guys doing their solo songs including - Crayon; Knock Out; High High; Wings & Strong Baby.
What nice is that, when they were speaking to audiance, they all spoke in English (when I saw Eason Chan at the O2 in April he spoke 99% of the time in Mandarin / Cantonese - which I didn't understand) with Seungri doing a very "interesting" english accent and you needed subtitles when TOP spoke as he would hold his mike so close to his mouth you couldn't make out what he was saying - the only time you could really hear him is when he spoke in Korean for a minute... he suddenly came to life but I didn't know what he said.
The main set was 2 hours followed by a half hour encore which included Fantasic Baby & Feeling. I've uploaded part of the encore ( http://youtu.be/j01UC7gm1Js
) where they're singing Feeling - this is where you'll see Seungri doing his filming on his Samsung Galaxy S III. Right at the end as they were leaving the stage, for the last time, Seungri turned to the crowd and wished everyone a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year and Taeyang then sang "All I want for Christmas is you...." perfect end to a perfect day.