This first Vocal Virtuosity moment for the month of August will be an extension of the last one in July. Yes, I am returning to the Seopyeonje stage and not for one of the soothing ballads. I ended July with the roar of Alive and burst into August with the haunting 청춘이 묻는다 [Youth Asks].
When I made the decision to do this countdown series I remember telling myself that I would mostly post pictures with occasional videos. My goal was to just memorialize each day because in the back of my head, I knew 730 days meant 730 posts and to be quite honest, I wasn’t sure I was up to the task. I figured posting a picture a day would not be overly demanding and I would be able to honor G.O each day as he completed his service. It seems I am incapable of restraining myself when it comes to G.O. So whenever I come to a G.O One Shot day, I am reminded of my original plan and just smile. Best laid plans, right? My last One Shot picture was from The Black Pearl. I share another from that series today.
I think you will agree that the best G.O fan-camming moments are generally those captured of him singing – at least I know they are my personal favorite. There are some days though when I just like to watch him engage with fans and talk, even when I don’t understand all of what he is saying. This might sound a bit quirky, but to my ears, G.O has an equally nice speaking voice. The lower tone in his voice may not be as deep as say, Joon’s, but it has a deep resonance about it that is incredibly soothing to the ear (and heart). If you really want to get a taste of it, listen to him during radio broadcasts (especially the Sweet Music Box series he did with Jung Ga Eun). My Fan-Camming Friday offering today then is a little bit of G.O’s gentle speaking voice as he interacted with fans at the Lecaf fan sign in Busan back on 16 February 2013.
With barely time to catch our breath after the double-duty survival report updates of August 3rd, G.O surprised us again with yet another update the very next evening. I hope he knows he is now creating not only a need to see him every day, but expectation as well! Well, maybe for some, anyway. I am going to try to keep my desire (and greed) to a minimum but still cannot contain my delight over G.O’s third update for the month of August.
One of G.O’s most ardent early fan photographers has been The Black Pearl. She (like many) has proved that there is much to admire about each and every photograph in existence of this expressively handsome man. I think you will find with today’s One Shot offering however that it is agreeably true that G.O fills a camera frame with more than just what the eye can see.
Beanie, shades and face mask will never retract from this guy’s omnipresent swag and stylish good looks. G.O proved just that back on 24 April 2012 as he glided through Gimpo Airport en route to Japan drenched in masculine shades of grey and black that coordinated like perfect pieces of a fashion puzzle. Haute airport couture. I felt like another Airport Style offering for today because sometimes watching G.O walk through an airport is like seeing him take flight from a different kind of runway altogether.
He probably would disagree, but I think G.O singing a song entitled ‘Superstar’ was telling of his own artistic trajectory in Korean popular music. It had to have been an amazing moment back in October 2009 for the young vocalist to be singing the Luther Vandross version of The Carpenters’ hit at Rain’s Legend of Rainism show. This was basically a debut solo stage for G.O as MBLAQ’s main vocal. A solo stage in front of Rain’s fans singing a Western song in English no less. Mind-blowing! G.O singing Superstar has Vocal Virtuosity written all over it; but instead of sharing the cam from the actual stage performance, I am opting for the rehearsal clip because it is 1:12 minutes of sweet vocal magic.