The recent fan account on Seungri made me recall our very own encounter with him last December, the day right after the last show of YG Family Concert. There were only a few of us, three Applers with 5-6 Japanese VIPs. It was freezing cold that afternoon but we took our chances outside the YG building. The security guard was a monster from hell, he kept on shooing us away so were practically crowded in the middle of the street. Just then, after quite a long wait, we saw someone in all black (black beanie, hoodie, pants, sneaks) peddling his way towards the building. As he got closer, we realized that it was Seungri! The J-VIPs started to scream behind me but I was frozen solid in place. The guard, of course blocked the others from getting close. Seungri, thankfully, put on a little show for us by circling a couple of rounds with his bike on the small parking lot before going in. But that’s not the best part yet! After like 20 mins, Seungri got out from the building together with his manager. They both headed to one of the black vans, the manager behind the wheel and SR on the passenger seat. Without even realizing, I ran towards the van together with the J-VIPS! I can’t really recall how it all happened but we found ourselves huddled in a polite distance in front of the van! Just then, Seungri got out and stood in front of us. (Us fans in a semi-circle around SR) He was just smiling and nodding at us. No one dared to break the distance, no one dared to grab him or hug him even if he was just within an arm’s reach. No cameras or cellphones were taken out. All we could do was stare at him and mumble praises at him. (OMG OMG! Seungri! You’re so cute!!! Oppa oppa!!!) Some of the J-VIPs luckily handed out their gifts to him (Our gifts for Dara, GD, 2NE1 and Big Bang comprised of 5 huge boxes so you can’t see that happening) He looked so fresh and rested at that time. Small face, smooth complexion, smiling eyes, cheeky smile. So so cute! I think that precious moment with Seungri lasted no less than three minutes, they had to leave already and his manager was getting mad. Also, you know, Mr. Ahjussi the security guard from hell thought we had enough already. Seungri even rolled down the window to wave us goodbye as they exited the building.
It was totally surreal! My biases in Big Bang remain to be GTOP but Strong Baby now holds a special place in my heart. Cheesy, I know! Our encounter with SR made me realize that true fans and supporters know how to hold themselves in front of their biases. Respect comes first, before anything else. Oh I’ll try to keep that in mind in case I see G-DRAGON, Tabi or Dara up close. Not from the moshpit kind of close(done), but like honest-to-goodness up close in person. OMG! I think I’ll just die right there and then.