This post is late because I was present at the Airen 6 FM and had an experience of a lifetime with Seung Gi. Lee Seung Gi chose me as “Best Airen” at the fan meet so now I feel a bit pressured not to disappoint my readers. ^^;;;; Many of the photos you’ve seen already, but I don’t think anyone can get tired of seeing Seung Gi pics and reading about Airen news. My posts are usually later than other bloggers because I work full time and don’t get home until 10pm KST. However, I do my best to post whenever I have the time. Thanks for your understanding. 🙂
These are photos I took when I got to the fan meet:
Airen Photo Zone
Close up of Seung Gi ^^
Airen 6 DVD on the left, Seung Gi badge I purchased for 1,000 Won ($1 US ), Lightstick and portfolio set
Front and back of the Airen 6 souvenir tote bag
Airen 6 DVD, Pin, LED candle
LED candle and banner to use during the fan meet.
It says “I/We love you”
Waiting for Seung Gi
I got stuck with Section E, the best seats are Section B which is right in the middle.
The fanmeet didn’t start till 6:10pm KST so the excitement to see him was really building up.
The lights darkened and all Airens got very excited. I’m copying and pasting the order of events from my previous post and will complete the fan meeting’s events in this post. There are so many photos out there, it’s humanly impossible to upload them all. I have more time on the weekend to blog and that’s when you’ll probably see most of them. HQ photos will most probably be released by then too.
Famous Korean comedian Kim Young Chul came out and got the crowd excited for Seung Gi’s appearance on stage. Seung Gi came out and everyone was really excited and cheered for him.
He opened up with “Will You Marry Me?” and everyone cheered.
Afterwards, there were between the scenes photos of him in Japan after wrapping up YAAS as well as some taken in the USA during his visit to KCON in LA.
Seung Gi at KCON taking a rest with Lee Seo Jin
Seung Gi playing video games. He said he spent an equivalent of 5,000 Won ($5 US)
Seung Gi taking a nap at KCON
Seung Gi with staff at Universal Studios in LA during his visit to KCON
Seung Gi’s Personal Photo Credit: c_sungka
It was then followed by a candid heart to heart talk with the MC about SG’s movie and everyone found out his character’s last name is Kang and he has curly hair. Then they talked about Seung Gi’s favorite top 5 songs vs. the Top 5 Airen favorite . Seung Gi of course chose ‘Because You’re My Woman’ as his #1 favorite. Then the MC asked him about guessing the Airen’s top 5 and he listed the following:
SG’s Guess for the other 4 songs:
2. Let’s Break Up
4. Cry Out
Airens’ Actual Top 5:
2. Because You’re My Woman
3. Love Taught Me to Drink
5. Words of Love/Cry Out
Then they went over Airens’ pick of the top 5 Best Scenes:
1. Brilliant Legacy~ Kiss on the Bridge
2. YAAS~ When Ji Yong runs away to Masan and sits on the beach with his mother’s illusion
3. The King 2 Hearts~ Cherry Blossom Proposal Scene
4. The Gu Family Book~ Backhug with Yeo Wool
5. My Girlfriend is a Gumiho~ Ninja action scene
Then came more prize giveaways. YAAS Scripts, clothes, shoes, and even banana milk! Here’s a photo of Seung Gi’s individually messaged banana milk!
Seung Gi’s messages on each banana milk starting from left to right:
I love you! Stay healthy for a long time. ♡
2. Airen 6 ♡
I’m always thankful
Let’s be together for a long time!
3. Banana milk
Keep your spirits up! ♡
4. Airen 6 of Lee Seung Gi
(As one of them! As one of them!) ♡
5. To Airen that I love and am always thankful to!
Always be full of happiness ♡
To win these, these were the categories that you had to meet:
#1. For the white t-shirt that Seung Gi wore for the first half of YAAS, you had to be an Airen who came from the farthest country. A Toronto fan won it.
#2. If you had the same birthday as Seung Gi, or your birthday was on August 24th, the day of the fan meet, or on Seung Gi’s debut day, you were also eligible for special prizes.
#3. Next gifts went to the oldest and youngest fans in the audience. One person who was born in 1940 won and an 11 year old girl from China won for the youngest.
After that was the moment of my life that I will never forget~ Seung Gi choosing “Best Airen”. Airens had to write an “accomplishment” or something that they did because of Seung Gi on an easel. My post it said “I opened a blog for International Airens” and he picked it! Please refer to my fan account for this event. ♥
Short fancam: (I’m not in it but you can see Seung Gi’s wonderful fan service) 🙂
Next came the infamous Hula Hoop game. Several fans were called up to the stage and Seung Gi had to unbutton his shirt a few times as punishment. They played “Losing My Mind” as background music. Seung Gi got caught with the hula hoop several times and he joked that he was afraid his shirt might expose too much.
Credit: dclsg as labeled
Afterwards, the audience asked Seung Gi to do “Gwiyomi” so he gladly obliged. 😛
The next event was Seung Gi’s own idea and he called it “Seung Gi’s idea corner”. I thought that was such a cute and clever concept. 😛 He made cream pasta with pollock roe for a lucky fan. He even brought his own knife and when fans asked what brand it was he was hesitant to say because “then everyone might buy it”. Upon the audience’s insistence, he spelled out the brand and it’s actually well known in the USA~ Cutco!
For readers who have never heard of pollock roe, here’s a photo:
Credit: ppelili via dclsg
Seung Gi said he added ingredients that he liked. He adds spinach to cream pasta with flying fish roe. He mentions that fish roe is usually cooked in olive oil instead of being put in cream sauce. He tells the audience that it will take some time so to talk amongst ourselves. He makes his own sauce from fresh cream. He says that the cooking time for the noodles says 8 minutes for Western taste and 6 minutes for Asian tastebuds. LOL. He continues by saying he boils it for about 6 minutes since he has to cook it in the fry pan for about a minute to a minute and a half. The audience oohs and aaahs. He jokes by saying,”Don’t I sound like a pro?” He says that he’s making the pasta without a recipe because he couldn’t find one, so he’s recalling it from memory. He says the water isn’t boiling and drinks water. The MC jokes “Why are you drinking water when you should be boiling it?” Then he starts dicing garlic and the audience is impressed. He gets tired and says “I’m going to have to sit down and do this.” People in the audience laugh.
Seung Gi continues by saying that this is a special event compared to the games he plays at fan meets. He also asks the audience if they’ve ever cooked pasta for their parents. The MC and Seung Gi joke about where he learned how to cook and the MC says,”Where else would he learn to cook besides from a cooking school?” He continues dicing onions and mentions he brought his personal knife because it slices well. Then the audience asks and he says Cutco and the MC incorporates his Cuckoo song into a joke with “Cutco”. The MC asks Seung Gi if he’s washed his hand and he says of course. He also says he practiced cooking this once before the fan meet and his managers approved of the taste. He asks the audience if he should put in a lot of bacon and they say yes. Seung Gi is waiting for boiling water and asks the audience if he should share a conversation while waiting. He says he feels nervous since everyone is watching him cook. They wait for boiling water and when it arrives, Seung Gi says it’s too much. A fan shouts “Lee Seung Gi, you’re cute!” The MC quips how fans think he’s cute even when he’s dumping out water. Seung Gi says he learned to cook with 1L but tells the MC he’s not sure if that’s the correct amount in the pot.
The MC asks why the water isn’t boiling and he asks Seung Gi if he always follows the recipe. The MC then says Seung Gi has that kind of mindset where everything has to be exact like grammar. Seung Gi admits it and says it’s so he doesn’t mess up. The MC mentions him taking the TOEIC exam and asks what score he received. Seung Gi says he got a 760. He then asks the audience to time 6 minutes~ asking those with smartphones to start. Seung Gi worries that he’s boring the fans and the MC quips that they’re his fans and wouldn’t be bored. The fans reassure him that they’re not. Seung Gi then mentions adding chicken stock and jokes “Isn’t it sophisticated?” Three minutes and 30 seconds are left and he adds hot pepper. He tells fans that he’ll add lots of bacon, then white wine. As Seung Gi is making the sauce, he asks the fans how many minutes are left and everyone shouts “2 minutes!”. The MC asks the audience how many minutes are left for the pasta to boil and they answer,”1 minute!”.
Seung Gi adds milk and says he learned to add a ratio of 2:1 milk to cream. A fan screams to give her the rest of the milk. She asks him to give her the milk after Seung drinks it. Seung Gi says he can give her the empty carton. The MC mimics her screaming and Seung Gi says he’s not sure if he can give her left over milk. Seung Gi laughs and says he feels as if he’s on “Masterchef Korea”. He asks the audience how they think he’d do if he appeared on that show. Everyone says “First place!” He says he’s almost done and adds chicken stock, parsley, and grated cheese. Seung Gi tells everyone to wait just a moment, it’s almost done. Seung Gi twirls the pasta onto a dish and remarks that there’s too much. He garnishes it with parsley and chooses a lucky fan from the raffle box to taste it. (This part isn’t in the video but a lucky young Korean girl gets to taste Seung Gi’s pasta)
Video Credit: FIESTA
The next event was the special video prepared by Airens. Seung Gi cried while watching it. The audience shouted “It’s alright! It’s alright!”. His pure heart is just so beautiful.
Next came a beautiful strawberry laden cake that was wheeled onto the stage. Seung Gi sliced into it and tasted it. The MC asked him how it tasted and he said it was more delicious than his home baked cake. While he was slicing it, a strawberry fell off and the MC picked it up and asked the audience who wanted the strawberry that Seung Gi dropped. Fans went crazy and it was a fun moment.
Next came his performance for Airens:
2. Let’s Go on Vacation
4. Because You’re My Woman
Let’s Go on Vacation
Because You’re My Woman
Seung Gi’s Greeting after the performance and before the handshake session:
Seung Gi: Did you have fun?
Seung Gi: The second floor, did you have fun?
Second floor audience: YES!!!
Seung Gi: Earlier, the second floor had grumbled (laughing). Today, I really had a lot of fun and I think it was a good idea creating this event. (Audience claps). I’m really sorry that I couldn’t make more events like this but compared to other celebrities, I’ve worked a lot. You can let me off the hook, right? (Audience shouts YES!!!) In the future, I’ll try to make an event like this at least once every year. I might not be able to keep that promise, but I’ll do my best to keep my word. Thank you so much. Today, unlike other fan meetings, I think we felt a lot of sincerity and shared many stories, right? (Audience says YES!). Even though I’m not a hot and newly debuted singer, I’m really happy that we were able to be together for 10 years with a feeling similar to the warmth of a blazing fireplace. That’s why I feel I have a solid foundation and that’s why you’re such precious fans to me. Thank you everyone. I will continue to love you in the future. Thank you. I love you! See you again! See you soon! Sayonara! Aaah…what was it in Chinese? Zài jiàn! What’s next? … (Couldn’t hear the first part clearly) I love you!
Finally came the handshake session.
Credit: as tagged
Seung Gi’s FM started at 6:10pm KST and ended around 9:30pmKST. With the handshake session and so many fans, everyone left the venue close to 10pm KST.
Here is a fanpic of Seung Gi leaving the venue:
Thank you Seung Gi for a wonderful time and a memorable experience! ♥
Korean to English translation by Elise Min, Lee Seung Gi Forever