On November 26th, San Francisco experienced what most would call a once-in-a-lifetime event when Taeyang (Dong Young-Bae), a member of one of the most loved Korean pop groups BIGBANG, did a solo show for his fans. The show was part of ‘The Music Experiment 2.0’, a series of concerts put together by MTV Iggy and Intel which gave fans a chance to enter contests to win tickets to see the “sun” of their life, Taeyang. The turnout was incredible and Taeyang did not fail to show his charisma, confidence, beauty, and talent to the packed house.
YG Entertainment producer ‘Choice 37’ opened the show with a DJ set that included BIGBANG hits like “Bad Boy” and “Fantastic Baby”, which pumped the crowd up for the main act. This was the first solo performance in the United States for any of the BIGBANG members, and it came at the perfect time, as Taeyang’s single “Ringa Linga” was just released weeks ago. Taeyang performed a number of his past hits as well as “Ringa Linga” and even some BIGBANG songs, but what had to be the best part of the show was him performing his never before heard song “1AM”. MTV Iggy made the right choice bringing Taeyang to the US, and who knows, maybe this will be a door opener for more YG artists to follow suit.
Here are some pictures by MTV Iggy for those that missed the show!
The below photos were taken by DarlingDaniChan.
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