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Up close with DT by YG

Thank you so much YG for posting yr autograph experience with DT. He made your day & you made mine ^__^
YG said...
Heh I'm definitely looking forward to David's upcoming Sg concert (wooden men name or not)!
Just to share with you all, my sis and i went to his autograph session today at Clark Quay The Central. Fabulous! He was really nice, chatty and friendly!
It is the first time I was meeting him up close. My heart started pounding faster as the autograph session started and we advanced along the queue. I looked on as he smiled and greeted everyone who came up the small platform (one at a time). He signed, engaged in easy banter with everyone who came up, and offered a handshake at the end. Short, but warm and sweet. It made me feel less nervous about meeting him up close and worrying about appearing like a complete stuttering fool.
Finally it was our turn. My sis went up the stage as I waited right behind her on the steps.
Sis: Hi David!
David: Hello! How you doin’?
Sis: Yeah I’m doing great!
David: Oh really!
Sis (pointed to her tix as he signed): I’m sitting at row 10..
David: uh sorry…? (it was noisy)
Sis: I’ll be at row 10…
David: Oh row 10… Ok great! thank you very much! (offers left handshake)
My turn. Gosh!
I walked forward, beaming and trying to look calm. David looked up with a bright smile.
David: Hi! Ni Hao!
Me: Hi David! Good to see you after 2 years!
David (leans forward): Ah sorry..? (too noisy again)
Me: It’s been 2 years since you came.. Good to see you again!
David: 2 years..Oh! You were at Love Can?
Me: Yes!
David: Ok great see you soon! Thank you very much! (offers left handshake)
Me: Thank you! See you at the concert!
His hand was large, warm and firm. Lovely!
As it turned out, the great thing about this small stage set-up was that the whole experience was up close and personal, yet stress-free. David makes your 10 seconds of ‘alone’ time with him truly yours. You don’t feel small, worthless, pathetic and like an overzealous idiot shoved ard by watchful security. You don’t feel like you’re merely a part of a mindless autograph churning conveyor belt. David was calm, confident, acknowledged everyone’s presence, and gave each one undivided attention as he signed your stuff and chatted with you. And best of all, he offers a handshake at the end without you asking. Fabulous!
At the end of the whole session, sis n i walked with David n his minders to a holding room. Together with two other fans, we waited outside for abt 2 minutes before he reemerged to leave the building with security. My sis called out his name. He turned back with a surprised smile and waved, saying Thank you very much! I said Bye~! and he replied cheerily.=)
As he walked along, we decided might as well follow along and send him off. Out of the building in broad daylight, David with his entourage attracted a couple of surprised stares and waving onlookers. As he boarded a white minivan, I thought his minders wld shut the door immediately. Thankfully not.
David got on the van, sat down and once again saw sis n I. He pointed to us and waved! We waved back happily. When the door closed and the van started to drive off, we saw through the tinted windows David actually turned back to look at us and waved bye again!
That totally made my day.=)
3/31/2008 1:56 AM
So nice to get confirmation once again that DT is the real thing on & off the stage. Can only share 1 pix as actually not allowed much time online being down with allergy. Really dig those specs hehe

5 comments:

siandy said...

oh no! why didn't i know he was in sg yesterday!!!!! *cries*

YG said...

Yea David's in sg yest and today too..

Ok I'm in gush mode now.

Went to his Yes 93.3 event just now and OMG i think he recognised sis n i fr yest! David was walking along a barricaded path to the stage. He looked cheery n friendly. Everyone was filming and calling him. He saw us n said Hey hi!

Thereafter on stage, he seemed to keep looking in our direction (or was i imagining?=P). We were standing right at the back of the crowd, at the corner.

During the interview, we waved to him n he nodded his head n waved back. We were like, ok maybe he's not waving at us in particular...? haha.. I gestured to him a thumbs-up sign instead and he gave a charming wink and returned the thumbs-up. Haha!

At the end of the event, he walked along the barricades again. We waved to him n he walked over to us n said Hi! thank you!
My sis actually took the liberty to say: David can i hv a hug?
David: Ok ok...
At this point, my sis lost balance leaning over the barricade and he firmly held her both hands instead. She didnt get any hug as he has to move on, but yes she is a very happy gal now. haha.

Me, I just gave him a short note to thank him for the years of good music, take care of his health n see him soon at concert!
He took it, said Ok thank you! Bye!, and patted my hand.

He then went on to hi-five and say bye to the row of fans along the barricades leading to the exit.

=)

I love this guy.

Zhao said...

So sorry for u siandy :( Thanks a million YG!!!!

henny said...

I love his glasses...

Anonymous said...

Agree. He looks super duper nice with glasses on.