[Gallery] 7 Best Moments from Taeyang’s Exclusive San Francisco Concert

After grabbing awards at MAMA 2013 and Inkigayo last weekend, Taeyang made his way to San Francisco on November 26 for his first solo performance in the U.S.!

Hosted at Bimbo’s 365 Club, his exclusive show is part of the Music Experiment 2.0 series brought to you by MTV Iggy and Intel. Fans won tickets to see Taeyang live by participating in various social media challenges. Following the event’s “All White” theme, fans packed the concert hall decked in white gear, equipped with Big Bang‘s VIP glow sticks and Taeyang fan signs. 

Opening the show was YG producer, Choice37 who has made hit tracks including Big Bang’s “Bad Boy,” G-Dragon‘s “One of a Kind,” and T.O.P‘s “Doom Dada.” After firing up the crowd with YG artists’ songs,” Choice37 exited the stage and brought in the star of the night, Taeyang!

Join us in reliving the 7 best moments of Taeyang’s exclusive concert!

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1. Solo hits and the never-ending encore

Taeyang kicked off the night with beloved tracks from his first solo album, “Solar,” and moved on to his latest release “Ringa Linga.” The concert set list flew by in 30 minutes of dancing, singing, and cheering, but Taeyang refused to let it end there.

The veteran idol returned to the stage in his cap embellished with blonde braids. Adamant for a long encore, Taeyang performed part of the set list again, adding some surprise stages, and asking fans which songs they wanted him to sing.

Tracklist:
Superstar
Break Down
I Need A Girl
Only Look At Me
1AM (unreleased track)
Ringa Linga

Encore:
Bad Boy
Fantastic Baby
I Need A Girl
Superstar
Ringa Linga
Wedding Dress (acoustic)
Only Look At Me

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2. Performing Big Bang songs

For many fans in the audience, this event was the closest chance they had to seeing Big Bang live in concert. Showing gratitude to the VIP fans waving the crown-style glow sticks, Taeyang performed a solo rendition of Big Bang’s “Bad Boy” and “Fantastic Baby.”

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3. His unreleased track, 1AM

The lucky crowd was first to hear Taeyang perform his unreleased track “1AM.” The pop/R&B song tells the story of a boy who is trying to move on after breakup, but he can’t stop thinking about his past love late at night.

Taeyang hinted that “1AM” might be his next promotional track, but the decision was up to YG Entertainment CEO, Yang Hyun Suk. He playfully encouraged fans to tell the CEO whether they liked the song to sway YG’s decision, and to support his second solo album when it drops.

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4. Fan service and interaction

Taeyang did not sell short on the fan service. He frequently asked fans which songs they wanted him to sing next during the encore, and even let a fan sing part of his lyrics!

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4. Fan service and interaction

Getting close and intimate with the audience.

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4. Fan service and interaction

Don’t forget about the fans in the other side of the room!

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5. Acoustic/unplugged rendition of “Wedding Dress”

One of the most endearing moments was when Taeyang politely rejected the crowd’s request to sing “Wedding Dress” because they did not have the track prepared. The crowd grew into an uproar, and Taeyang shushed fans down, asking them to pick a song from the night’s set list.

Although Taeyang performed other songs, at the end of the night, the crowd still desperately wanted to hear the hit song. Taeyang finally gave in to the fans’ request.

He swung into a sweet a cappella version of “Wedding Dress,” and the live band joined him, improvising a jam with the artist.

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6. He took off his shirt!

Through the hour-long performance, Taeyang’s crisp white tank slowly became drenched in sweat from the extensive choreography. To top off the show, he stripped off his wet tank and tossed it into the unsuspecting crowd!

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6. He took off his shirt!

And coolly walk off the stage, disappearing into the dark.

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7. Mayor Evan Low presents Taeyang with a certificate of recognition

Taeyang returned to the stage to accept a certificate of honor from the city of San Francisco presented by Mayor Evan Low of Campbell, California.

The certificate of honor recognizes Taeyang’s artistic achievements and efforts to contribute to the talents and multiculturalism in San Francisco. Congratulations!

(Photo via Mayor Evan Low)

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For fans who were unable to attend and watch the live stream, Taeyang’s performance will air at a later date on the Music Experience 2.0 site.

Thank you MTV Iggy and Intel for this opportunity.