The five times Taeyang made temperatures RISE

The BIGBANG member held his first solo concert in Singapore last night. 

THE BIGBANG MEMBER HELD HIS FIRST SOLO CONCERT IN SINGAPORE LAST NIGHT
THE BIGBANG MEMBER HELD HIS FIRST SOLO CONCERT IN SINGAPORE LAST NIGHT
11 Mar 2015

THE BIGBANG MEMBER HELD HIS FIRST SOLO CONCERT IN SINGAPORE LAST NIGHT

Photos: Isadora Ong

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Taeyang, who had waited four long years for his latest album RISE and his first solo world tour, took the stage at Singapore Expo last night. While the turnout might be smaller than that of a BIGBANG concert, the singer did his best to work the crowd.

Despite arriving from Malaysia (by bus because he “doesn’t like taking flights these days”) yesterday morning, the 26-year-old did not let fatigue get the better of him as he successfully pulled off high-energy performances throughout the two-hour show.

“I’ve waited for this moment [for a long time]. While I was recording, when I walked down the street; when I’m eating rice, taking a shower and doing my business in the bathroom, I dreamed about this day. My album finally came out last year and now, I am here with you,” Taeyang said in fluent English.

Characteristically candid and glib-tongued, Taeyang offered everything that the crown-lightstick bearing VIP (BIGBANG fans) were looking for – striptease, sexy vocals, lots of groovy dance moves and his own brand of humour.

Click on to check out the five times that Taeyang raised temperatures at his solo concert last night.

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FIVE TIMES TAEYANG RAISED TEMPERATURES AT HIS SOLO CONCERT LAST NIGHT
FIVE TIMES TAEYANG RAISED TEMPERATURES AT HIS SOLO CONCERT LAST NIGHT
11 Mar 2015

FIVE TIMES TAEYANG RAISED TEMPERATURES AT HIS SOLO CONCERT LAST NIGHT

1) When he strips

It is NOT a Taeyang show if he doesn’t show off that chiselled body of his.

We were getting impatient when the swagger remained fully clothed seven songs into his concert. Just as the fans were mesmerised by his classic hit “Wedding Dress”, Taeyang pulled his sleeveless shirt apart and allowed us an unobstructed view of his abs when he continued performing “This Ain’t It” in his topless uniform.

But of course, the dance machine wasn’t here just to exhibit his muscles. Taeyang changed into several outfits before he seductively removed his top on stage again during the encore performance of “Body”. How apt.

FIVE TIMES TAEYANG RAISED TEMPERATURES AT HIS SOLO CONCERT LAST NIGHT
FIVE TIMES TAEYANG RAISED TEMPERATURES AT HIS SOLO CONCERT LAST NIGHT
11 Mar 2015

FIVE TIMES TAEYANG RAISED TEMPERATURES AT HIS SOLO CONCERT LAST NIGHT

2) When he asked a fan to be his girlfriend

During the song “I Need a Girl”, Taeyang invited a female fan on stage where he serenaded her with his silky voice and nifty dance moves.

As if back-hugging and wrapping the lucky girl in his arms (while dancing, mind you) wasn’t enough to incite screams that pierced through the roof, the singer even asked her to be his girlfriend for the night. Ermahgerd.

FIVE TIMES TAEYANG RAISED TEMPERATURES AT HIS SOLO CONCERT LAST NIGHT
FIVE TIMES TAEYANG RAISED TEMPERATURES AT HIS SOLO CONCERT LAST NIGHT
11 Mar 2015

FIVE TIMES TAEYANG RAISED TEMPERATURES AT HIS SOLO CONCERT LAST NIGHT

3) When he gave away personal memorabilia in a lucky draw

The concert nearly turned into a fan-meeting when Taeyang conducted a lucky draw to give away his personal items. “I have a special gift for you guys and I wonder what it is,” he teased.

When someone in the mosh pit shouted “Panty!” (gasp), the jovial chap rejected the idea and jokingly suggested his guitarist to give out his underwear instead.

In the end, two blessed fans got to go home with a pair of autographed sneakers and a cap which Taeyang wore on stage respectively. For the rest of us, we were happy with the best gift that he could offer – his music. 

FIVE TIMES TAEYANG RAISED TEMPERATURES AT HIS SOLO CONCERT LAST NIGHT
FIVE TIMES TAEYANG RAISED TEMPERATURES AT HIS SOLO CONCERT LAST NIGHT
11 Mar 2015

FIVE TIMES TAEYANG RAISED TEMPERATURES AT HIS SOLO CONCERT LAST NIGHT

4) When his homie G-Dragon made a “special appearance”

With all due respect to Taeyang, we were wondering if any BIGBANG member would make a surprise guest appearance at the concert last night.

Although that did not happen, the group’s leader G-Dragon showed up on the big screens during the song “Stay With Me”, a collaboration track between the two BFFs. It was certainly a nice touch for the fans who ship this pair.

FIVE TIMES TAEYANG RAISED TEMPERATURES AT HIS SOLO CONCERT LAST NIGHT
FIVE TIMES TAEYANG RAISED TEMPERATURES AT HIS SOLO CONCERT LAST NIGHT
11 Mar 2015

FIVE TIMES TAEYANG RAISED TEMPERATURES AT HIS SOLO CONCERT LAST NIGHT

5) When he rocked BIGBANG songs on his own

As promised during his interview with xinmsn in Hong Kong last December, Taeyang treated local VIP to the “live” renditions of all the tracks in RISE. Arguably the most covered song in 2014 (even Michael Bublé joined the bandwagon recently), the massively popular “Eyes, Nose, Lips” was performed twice last night.

After executing crowd-favourite “Good Boy” on his own, Taeyang gingerly asked if we loved this GD-less version of the song. Well firstly, there is nothing to dislike about the highly addictive track. Secondly, Taeyang’s charismatic stage presence more than made up for his missing partner.

During the encore segment, the singer brought the show to a new high as he rocked BIGBANG hits ”Bad Boy” and “Fantastic Baby” on his own. With the quintet’s impending comeback and their brand new world tour, we hold Taeyang to his words when he promised to return to Singapore “very soon”.

TAEYANG RISE IN SINGAPORE
TAEYANG RISE IN SINGAPORE
11 Mar 2015

TAEYANG RISE IN SINGAPORE

TAEYANG RISE IN SINGAPORE
TAEYANG RISE IN SINGAPORE
11 Mar 2015

TAEYANG RISE IN SINGAPORE

TAEYANG RISE IN SINGAPORE
TAEYANG RISE IN SINGAPORE
11 Mar 2015

TAEYANG RISE IN SINGAPORE

Taeyang RISE in Singapore
Taeyang RISE in Singapore
11 Mar 2015

Taeyang RISE in Singapore

Taeyang RISE in Singapore
Taeyang RISE in Singapore
11 Mar 2015

Taeyang RISE in Singapore

Taeyang RISE in Singapore
Taeyang RISE in Singapore
11 Mar 2015

Taeyang RISE in Singapore

Taeyang RISE in Singapore
Taeyang RISE in Singapore
11 Mar 2015

Taeyang RISE in Singapore

TAEYANG RISE IN SINGAPORE
TAEYANG RISE IN SINGAPORE
11 Mar 2015

TAEYANG RISE IN SINGAPORE

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