For the final round of G.O’s Airport Style, I will rewind and go back to the beginning. Well, not completely back, but back far enough to almost be the beginning! Back to December 2009 when the freshly debuted MBLAQ returned from spending time with mentor Rain’s Japanese Clouds. G.O set the halls of Gimpo ablaze decked in black and denim, his hoodie style in place and on point.
Well, I knew I would be saying this about many of the sub-categories I have created during this post as we near the end of G.O’s service: This is my last Fan-ART-astic post! I cannot believe that I am literally approaching the final day of this countdown series. I know I have often stated during these past 714 days that the time has gone by quickly and for the most part, it has. But I am not going to deny it, it has been a long, long journey. Still, the time spent writing about this talented and darling young man has been a privilege. It is too early to get all weepy!!! So, let’s have a look at my final Fan-ART-astic offering. I decided to close this sub-category with one of my fave artists, SakuTori. She has drawn G.O often and has drawn him well. Because I saw him for the very first time as Dong Ho in the musical Seopyeonje, it is my SakuTori choice for the day.
Today seems like another good day for a quick G.O Dance Break. In fact, I think I may see a pattern here as it is another Saturday dance break moment. Perhaps Saturday dance breaks should be the norm here on the countdown going forward in order to encourage us to always make the best of our weekends! Let’s take a trip back then today to G.O’s Coco & Marc days and the fine art of the body wave.
I am not ashamed to admit that I envy those who can draw. That envy is never more greener than when I see G.O fan art because I know if I could draw, I would probably be spending many hours of my free time hunched over a sketchbook or canvas drawing his likeness. I have often said that G.O is a wonderful work of art all unto himself. His physical features are flawless and lend themselves well to an artist’s pen, pencil or paintbrush. Today’s fan art is compliments of a Russian artist by the name of Julia whose gorgeous rendition of G.O is a perfect example of why I believe he is an artist’s perfect model.
It is not too late in this countdown game to add a new sub-category, is it? I kind of wish I would have thought of this one sooner, but inspiration arrives when the time is right I suppose. Just a short, but oh-so-sultry moment from the musical theater stage today that I am going to go ahead and place in the newly minted sub-category I am simply calling, G.O Dance Break. There are 73 days remaining until discharge and I actually believe I could conceivably find 73 instances of G.O dancing outside of the purview of set MBLAQ choreography. I am kind of tempted to challenge myself but instead, I will see how many I can get in the countdown before he comes back. Today, a mash up from the Gwanghwamun Sonata musical stage. A mash up? Yes, I will explain.
Recently, I read that G.O’s Seopyeonje co-star Cha Ji Yeon (who was currently in latest production of the musical) won a Korean Culture Entertainment Award for her role as the compelling Song Hwa. That just opened the Seopyeonje flood gates for me all over again and I decided to share (most likely again and perhaps more than once), one G.O’s magnificent performances of My Life Is Gone captured on video because the Vocal Virtuosity vault has plenty of room to accommodate this amazing song from the masterpiece musical.
Inasmuch as I long for a revival of each of G.O’s musicals with him back to reprise his roles, it is Gwanghwamun Sonata that I especially would like to see. Yes, you are right to believe I say that because it was the only one I did not see. Can you blame me for wanting to turn back time or, in the alternative, see him back in the tempestuous role of political activist Kang Hyun Woo? I was duly heartbroken when I recently discovered that the musical is actually being revived for a short run beginning in December. Waaah! I suppose what little is out there in way of fan cam and pictures of G.O’s performance is all we will get . . . for now. Today then, I would like to return to the Gwanghwamun Sonata stage to revisit the vivacious and energetic closing curtain call number for this Fan-Camming Friday.
I feel like a Windows To Your Soul ~ The G.O Eye Connect moment today and found a nice example in fan-cam form. I thought about waiting until Friday to make it a double categoried day but then figured why wait? I am relaxing my rules these final days of G.O’s service. I should even try to challenge myself to come up with fan-cam moments for each day remaining. I am confident there are enough cams out there to satisfy that challenge and I am sure it would be cool with everyone, right? Hehehe….cams will steadily make appearances regardless of the day and if I chose that route, I would not get my One Shot moments in or finish the alphabet in The ABC’s of G.O sub-series. And you know I must keep those selca moments in rotation. Therefore, I will stay my current course. For today then I give an Eye Connect moment from the taping of the MBC Korean variety program, 매직쇼크 [Magic Shock].
I cannot control myself when it comes to reminiscing and reflecting on Seopyeonje. The moments and memories of G.O’s Korean musical stage debut have imprinted and left their mark on me. I have recently been revisiting many of the Dong Ho specific songs from the musical and started rewatching videos from the 3 March 2014 showcase, particularly G.O’s performance of 흔적 [Traces]. Even though I understood the premise and storyline of Seopyeonje, I never really explored the lyrical content of the songs. When I attended my first Seopyeonje performance, I did not need to understand the lyrics because I felt the meaning being conveyed. In looking a little closer at 흔적 now however, I have discovered a deeper poignancy in the song; and, there is no better master at delivering poignancy in a song than G.O. Today, I share another Vocal Virtuosity moment from Seopyeonje.
Over the years, G.O has had many masternim fans who have diligently captured his beauty and talent from debut to the present. I am not exactly sure when Blackbird joined the others in making G.O the focus of her artful captures, but I am very pleased she chose him because through her lens G.O is nothing short of a work of art. I came across an early capture that I have never seen before and share it as my G.O One Shot for this 581st day of his service.