Seungri: [Star Column - #BIGBANG] Behind story of the World Tour

Shared by on January 18, 2013  

Hello. Forever Maknae in Big Bang~! This is Seungri. ^0^

riri3"Taking picture at waiting room in NY"

I heard that we reveal the secret(?) story about Big Bang’s world tour that only we know in this Star Column, so Hello to you guys here.

I’ve visited so many countries through this world tour, I’m gonna tell you not one episode but short stories happened in every country. I don’t mean that I prefer quantity to quality, I want to tell you every story because so many interesting things had happened~^^

riri4"This is the exterior of the Tokyo dome, so many fans were there"

First of all, we had held dome tour at 3 of the biggest domes in Japan. Before we had rehearsal, we visited the dome, looked around and then memories of that first time we performed in Japan came into my head.

riri5"The interior of the Tokyo dome."

Before we had major debut in Japan, we held our 1st showcase at small hall next to Tokyo dome & at that time, we performed in front of 2,000 people. While I was performing at that day, I hoped “Hopefully the day when we hold Big Bang concert at dome will come!” So I was very excited and proud of myself at the day we held concert at the dome!^^

riri6"Thank you again for celebrating my birthday! ^^"

Especially surprise birthday party at Tokyo dome..ㅠㅠ I thought there would be birthday party at Hong Kong concert, not Japan. I heard Japanese staffs prepared it to encourage me because they thought I had worked so hard in Japan. Thank you so much again! And I will never forget about the people who celebrated me at that day.

riri7"This picture was like I tried to find my candles ^^;;"

Ah~ all this talk of birthday party is making me think about Hong Kong. When we had my birthday party on the stage, the cake was so big and beautiful~ I was so happy and then tried to blow out candles, but I realized there weren’t candles. So I kept saying ‘Where's my candle~’ in my poor English~ After the concert, I heard candles fell on the floor while they brought big cake on the stage.^^

“Where is my candle!?!? Where is my candle~~~~~!!”
(T/N:Riri wrote English in Korean)


I have had the habit of going over the empty concert stadium before the rehearsal. It’s like encouraging time for me to promise to make great stages, because it felt a bit different to look around the empty stadium. While I was walking, I could meet staffs who always supported and helped us behind our backs as well.


Maybe at Singapore? I said hello to staff and he called me. So I asked what happened, and he said he wanted to say something to me. Then he said “Mr.Seungri, It’s an honor to work as staff in Big Bang’s concert.” When I heard that, I was like.. I was lost for words and suddenly my mind went blank. (T/N:It doesn't mean anything bad.) When I came to the waiting room, I could feel enormous gratitude to staffs who had worked for us again.

Actually we need so many people helping us to hold one concert. : Thanks to Korean staffs who follow us everyday, everywhere we go and to local staffs who help us in the other country, we can show you great stages as always. I’m so sorry that I cannot thanked to each of them directly, I want to say people who had helped us now through Star column.^^

고맙습니다, Thank you!, ありがとうございます, 谢谢!! Kokunkap~ Terima Kasih~ etc ^^

Well, this talk of staffs is making me think about Japanese masseur. (We had local masseurs in every country.) My body felt much lighter after massages. So we called him ‘God’s hands’ and all members tried to be first to get a massage. ^^

Whoosh~ I’m gonna talk about the USA~

After we finished LA, NY and Peru concerts (I come to think of the story of arrival in NY, I’m still so scared ㅠㅠ), I decided to stay in New York for a few days more, urgently. Next day, I went to restaurant to have break breakfast : and then someone who looked familiar passed me. (I usually prefer restaurant to room service if it’s not that dangerous~^^) So I was like “uh? Who is he?” “Ah!!!!! Ashton Kutcher!!!” I was so surprised, so thinking a bit and then said I was his fan and after a short talk, I asked him civilly to take a picture with me. Thank Ashton Kutcher for taking picture with me!^^

riri10"With Ashton Kutcher! Hyung, you're fine, right? ^^"

I was so surprised, so thinking a bit and then said I was his fan and after a short talk, I asked him civilly to take a picture with me. Thanks Ashton Kutcher for taking picture with me!^^

I had always received looks from people, but at that time I was the one who gave a look. I thought, I’d be more kinder and nicer to my fans


"We had good time with staff at the waiting room in Malaysia. Everyone was happy because of Daesung hyung's individual skill."

You guys are wondering what we are doing in the waiting room before the concert, right~? I’m gonna tell you a bit~^^ Usually we spend time eating, talking, sleeping, exercising and getting massages.

riri12"Before the NY concert, Daesung hyung exercised hard. It looks cool, right!?"

But in this world tour, there were always game consoles, so we lost track of the time while we played games. One time, I played a game with Taeyang hyung in Thailand, we seemed to be having fun like we were real athletes~

riri13"I was completely lost in playing game with Jiyong and Taeyang hyungs!"

I can’t remember I won or not, (Actually, I have high percentage of victories^^) You can feel that serious atmosphere, right~?

Nah~ It’s Seungri’s last episode of the world tour~!!

I heard there would be flea market in Notting Hill where was well known for movie, so I went there with staffs. While I was walking the moist street, (I don’t know how to explain but it’s like… London’s weather^^) I thought I couldn’t feel this happiness because I took a car so much and I could feel relaxed for a while. And then I felt an appetite ^^; I tried to find a good restaurant and found hamburger restaurant!! (It REALLY!!!! tasted great~~^^)

After having meal, I wanted to take a picture~^^ So here’s the picture that I took with my phone~

riri1"I really like it because I think this picture is really good~^^"

riri2"And here is the picture that I took with mods in Notting Hill~^^"


It was very precious time because I could experience so many things in so many countries. I was so glad to meet fans who met by chance, who loved me. And I promised we would have another world tour again, Seungri is gonna say goodbye. Bye~~^^

Source: Naver
Translated by: @LueKim

Under: , News/Info, Photos, Seungri

  • oechele

    That barechested Dae's pic is just ..asdfghjkl!! Have mercy on this peasant's weak heart o' mighty angel. And Ri ..thank youuu, thank youu for the pic.

    • Myra Gahid

      So true. Daesung oppa really maintains his macho figure.

  • leeeb

    even with the BTS pics maknae shared TOP is still MIA!!!! No where to be seen!!!:( totally like a ninja *does GD's hand gesture in HIGH HIGH* x)))
    seriously, what did Tabi do during the breaks in their world tour??!!! Did he lock himself in his hotel room and play with his toys?? x|
    can't wait for Tabi's and Ji's story!!! Ji, YB, Dae and Ri please make sure your Tabi hyung will make his behind story of the world tour!!!!
    P.S. Maknae thank you for the BTS pics! totally appreciate it! ♥♥♥

    • Myra Gahid

      I know right! TOP is just a mystery. :)

    • blue

      LOL the mystery will be revealed tmwr with Top's BTS story

  • Myra Gahid

    Maknae Seungri-ya! You are definitely the King of Fan Service. I wish you discussed bits of your experiences in all the countries you have visited, but you would be too tired to narrate them. I promise that me and my sister will watch you on your next world tour. Until we meet dearest Maknae. *hugs* <3 BB. fighting!

  • VIP4Daesung

    Seungri....I loved your journal, it was well written and very informative....but can I just say...

    THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! For the shirtless Daesung workout pic *.*....MY LORD! Talk about a BODY! I was at the NJ/NY concert! If I had known THAT'S what was going on bet your BUTT I would not have been standing in the crowd...LOL!

    • Starr_Kpop★ Jazz(째즈)

      This girl.... Dae Dae dazed forever. xD

  • Jessy G

    I love you Seungri. Thank you for including sooo much info in this! You make us VIPs happy!

  • GisseleN

    SeungRi is an amazing story teller. Never get bored reading whatever he writes even it's a long entry like this one. Those are very good pictures, SeungRi ah! And, may be, you never know that simple thank you words you write in some languages make me really happy, feel like you say it directly to fans in every country.. Gonna wait for another world tour as you promised!

  • Dream

    what an amazing post <3

  • GDForPresident

    Thanks you Seungri! I hope you had fun :)

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  • Avi Will

    Aw, Seungri ;3 I love his stories ^^
    and wooooow, I love that tokyo dome picture, it's HUGE! so many VIPs! :o

  • Cik Fashah

    SeungRi!!! TERIMA KASIH too for coming MALAYSIA!!! COMEBACK SOON!!! MVIP miss BIGBANG so MUCH!!! <3 <3 <3 ^____^

  • ♛ Miss GiyongChy ♛

    LOL i never bored read your story! kkkkk btw thanks to mention my country! panda sarangae! ^^

  • jayde wynn

    It was lovely having you in London Ri Ri, ohh if i run into you in Notting Hill i would of been so excited AHA ohh dae....

  • Roshni Ahmed

    Very nicely written..I keep waiting for your articles because I am a victory VIP ! Love you seungri you are the best!!

  • ♛adRiana 아드리아나♛

    I just love the way you wrote SeungRi! So interesting and cute!
    hope i can see you in the next world tour T_T


    I was sooo waiting for Panda to write his story and he didn't disappoint. It has all Ri's trademark witty, thoughtful, random and entertaining. I love how much he cares about the staff and all those people who are behind the scenes, my respect to them cause its really hard work and they are truly what made the Alive Tour a total success.
    Ri thanks for that juicy pic of Dae many many thanks.

  • Starr_Kpop★ Jazz(째즈)

    Seungri, Your adventures amaze me! And I am astound that you we're pleased to meet Ashton, he probably has NO IDEA how important you are in all of Asia! You are one of the top celebrities on the other side of the world, and if he could only know the magnitude of his OWN luckiness to get that pic with you!!!! I love your sweet and humble attitude. You made me so happy in reading this and bless you and the other boys too. Love you guys through and through.

  • vipanda :)

    OMG fanservice king! instead of writing about one thing like daesung and taeyang he writes about all of em :') i'm so happy to hear all his stories about the different tour spots! wahhh and i just gotta say it NOW WE KNOW WHAT HAPPENED TO THE CANDLE lolol xD i seriously thought it was a joke and they did it purposely, but now we all know the truth xD

  • J4Y4

    Omgs Seungri That Made My Day Thank You For Such Great Stories, I Always Feel Like I'm There With You when I'm Reading Your Diaries/Stories <3

  • Vyki_5215

    thank u maknae ri for the super detailed journal! i reali felt i was watching some bts video clip! daebak!! and the pics of Dae!! omg!! first i was smiling at him goofing ard..and den wham!! super hot bod yo!!

  • hwangsicas

    thank you so much for the daesung picture seungri.....just....thank you.....

  • Sam Best

    LOVE Daesung's surprise attack. Taeyang's like WHAAAT???? GD and Seungri just think its cute and normal.

  • yayaya

    Another thing he's good at is writing diary entry! :) There was much detailed, and the pictures are great! He should consider writing a book! I would definitely read it! :))) Thank you Seungri for sharing your amazing journey. I'm speechless at the half naked Daesung picture & the cute picture of Taeyang and Seungri playing video game. Even through writing, I can tell he was being sarcastic. We know he lost big time to Taeyang! Hahahaha :P

  • Ran-Choi

    as Indonesian i'm proud that he mentioned "terima kasih" on his thanks greeting.......gomawo Seungri oppa. The way he express the pic with Ashton is so cute, as if he knows him already for a long time,what a friendly and cute panda "Hyung you're fine right?" *LOL

  • SumOneHea

    Thanks Panda for fitting all year experiences in his account an sharing with VIPs. Also, thanks for the picture of Daesung shirtless in the middle if working out! ^_^

  • 4everwithyou

    LOL He seriously wanted candles. He's so cute.

  • 행쇼 unniniveh♕


  • 행쇼 unniniveh♕


  • choomtop22

    wow he posted many to the candles..its very well written as expected for our seungri :)

  • Gica Elumba

    I LOVE SEUNGRI'S WRITINGS! His enthusiasm and love for what he does is clear from his stories. No matter what happens, he will always find people who will love him.

  • shine

    cute panda thank so so cuteeeee....

  • gdalways

    yeah...u're the one and only one maknae in BB..never can replace that placed =).. n i wait for ur another world tour as u promised it....i'm waiitng for that announcement n please come to Malaysia Again so that i can go to ur concert! =)... n please tell tabi to write like u... =)hehehe

  • JessicaSnow

    seungri is so sweet ^^ I like how being a fan of ashton kutcher and meeting him made him want to be nicer to fans. He can understand how special it is for fans when celebrities give them some time :) I would be so grateful and happy if any of the bigbang members even glanced at me hehe~

  • Sunny Lee

    Ah it always makes me SO happy to read Ri's stories. He's so good at telling them! Even a simple thing like walking down the streets of London. And I really love how you can tell that he appreciates everything (even the little things) in life. He really knows how to live life to the full! Smart, joyful, cute boy ~ will forever be my Bias ^^

  • ShimmyG

    i love his last picture... he was looking at his fans with so much love in his eyes... seungri we love you so much.


  • ReveLi7

    ......... get a lil bit teary.....

    Please write more journals Baby ya~~~ I enjoy reading it <3333

  • Choi Seung Hyun

    Maknae so cute ! wahahahaha . Please come again to Malaysia . Have fun . <3

  • Truedream1988

    Love the photo with his hyungs <333

  • Patrice Paloso

    Seungriyaaa you're the best in writing! Your entries are never boring! I enjoy reading all your diary entries because I feel that you write them wholeheartedly. YES YOU ARE AND WILL ALWAYS BE BIGBANG'S MAKNAE AND NO ONE CAN REPLACE YOU. you're the best panda baby! Fighting!

  • Roshni Ahmed

    Mashallah!! I could not take my eyes off seungri in the first pic!!!sexyyyy!!!

  • mizskullzzz

    im so happy that our boys' dream to perform at tokyo dome had been fulfilled..

  • Aini Shahidin

    The "Forever Maknae in Big Bang~!" is really good in talking. I'm drowned over every words that he said. Ri, till we meet again! Thankyou for everything! 2012 is the best year of me and you!

  • CHOI ncdptop

    idk guys..this journal...really makes me remember when i followed their activity (through twitter) doing AT moving from place to place, and finally, arrived at my country. it reminds me when i went to the AT in my country, how i finally able to see them in person. and how Seungri tells the story is so interesting and nice. i end up with tears on my cheeks.. not bcus im sad, it's just that im happy. how bigbang now become world-known and success, i wish them everything good in future. FOREVER VIP. FOREVER LOVE BIGBANG. thx maknae for sharing to us, we love you!^^;

  • Dami Kim ♠

    Oh Merh Gwed the Dae pic O u O

  • genevievelism

    고맙습니다 Seungri, for saying Terima Kasih.
    and you even spelled it right.. :)

  • Nabila Travanti L.

    Reading this just made all the memories of last year's concert came again. Really it was such a wonderful night thanks for all of you guys. I can never forget a night like that and I wont too. I'm just so proud to be a fan of Bigbang, and so do other VIPs I believe. Just hope they'll hold more concert in our country and we'll able to attend that!

  • Korisiwi Hutami

    ahh oppa terima kasih kembali, your welcome :D

  • minakwon

    "We had good time with staff at the waiting room in Malaysia. Everyone was happy because of Daesung hyung's individual skill." - Moodmaker Dae

  • MidnightEkaki

    ahhh this is why I love Seungri! He's so informative and interactive with his fans <3 This was the best journal. Hahaha I loved the "where are my candles!?" thing! XD <3 And wow randomly meeting Ashton Kutcher