2014. What a year. Inasmuch as I have encouraged myself to not worry about the future, or dwell on the past, I cannot help but remember 2014 for so many reasons. Even if the year ended on a rather dour note with the news of changes in MBLAQ’s dynamic, it is impossible to deny that up until that point, G.O was having a spectacular year, both as main vocal for MBLAQ and on his own as a musical theater actor.
In May 2014, it was difficult to avoid seeing G.O. Whether it was on the musical theater stage, various Korean music programs such as Inkigayo, Show Champion, etc., due to Broken promotions with MBLAQ), or even radio studio appearances, his star was illuminating countless media avenues. It was an exciting time.
His brand of handsome is truly devastating.
Even more exciting, and important (even though he would probably deny it), was landing the cover of the May 2014 edition of the Korean magazine The Musical along side his 바람의나라 [The Kingdom of the Winds] co-star, Go Young Bin.
Not only was he starring opposite an icon of the Korean musical theater stage, he was also enjoying the honor of sharing a magazine cover and documented photo shoot with Young Bin. Moreover, G.O was simply having his talent further introduced to the world at large.
This was a very special time for G.O, and for his fans. Likewise, it was an equally amazing time for those musical theater fans who were meeting him for the first time on the musical theater stage. He gave everyone pause to consider and admire the scope and depth of his incredibly remarkable and beautiful talent.
Audiences may have entered the theater skeptical, but they left singing his praises. In the deepest recesses of my soul, I quietly long for G.O to consider musical theater at some point again in his career, even if it happens when he is 50 years old. I don’t care. If my feet are still above ground, I will be there supporting him, and will most likely be as much in love with his voice at that moment as I was the first time I heard him sing.
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