I’ve never written one of these, how do I start omgggg?
121119 - Seungri in Las Vegas fan account by riz.
Warning: This will include rambling and expletives because I just throw them in there for emphasis, I’m so sorry.
Let’s start at the beginning, shall we?
I had a really absurd morning, finally got to work and had a couple of minutes to digest a new bit of information - Seungri made a twitter. Oh, but no, wait! That’s not it! He’s also in Las Vegas - aka WHERE I LIVE. I told Joy he was here because she’s, like, my best KPOP friend in town okay. She was like, “Let’s go! YOU WILL MEET HIM!” I was like, “Uh, idk… that’s kinda stalkery…”
Speaking of stalkery: Based on the pictures Seungri posted on his diary entry and his twitter, I knew where he was staying. I’m sorry, I’ve lived here for 20 fucking years, if you take a picture anywhere near the Strip, I will literally be able to tell you where you were standing when you took it. You can’t just work on the Strip every day and not know this stuff. Vegas is like grown up Disneyland and casino employees are like Disney cast members. We have to know everything~
Eight hours of work later, Joy couldn’t go anymore and I had no one else to go with, but I still had to go to the bank and since I’ve been putting off a trip to Sephora, I figured why not just go to the one in the Venetian since it’s pretty much the closest location to me anyway, and then just walk through his hotel on my way back home. (That sounds horrible, omg.)
Now, again with the casino employee thing, we learn to think like tourists. So here’s my logic: Where would Seungri - a 21 year old set loose in Vegas for the first time since he became legal - go? The clubs. Me, I’m not one for clubs so no, I was not about to go hit up all the clubs. So then comes Plan B: What do tourists do before going clubbing? They go eat. Because you can’t go out drinking without some food in you. I’m not about to go lurk every restaurant in his vicinity, so I didn’t leave my place until around 8pm, didn’t get to the Venetian until after 9pm. I went to Sephora, I got my lip gloss that I’ve been meaning to get for like 8 months now, and then meandered through the Palazzo to kill time.
I got to the hotel about 9:40 (pay attention to the times now) and then quickly got lost as I’d never been in that one in particular. I found security everywhere. Like, in all honesty, do not go there and hope to camp out at the elevators and wait for him. This is not KPOP Masters at MGM Grand. I repeat, DO NOT GO THERE AND EXPECT TO BE ABLE TO WAIT FOR HIM. You WILL get kicked out. Thankfully, I’m not underage and I kept walking once I saw all the security - and not a single fangirl - so I didn’t get stopped anywhere. In my head though, I was like, “Okay, fuck this, I’m going home. It’s almost 10pm, I should be in bed by now anyway.”
I was texting Cyndi the entire time I was on the Strip since I was alone. So here, at 9:45pm I sent, “There’s security everywhere. I SEE NO FAN GIRLS.” I’m thinking, “Fuck this, I’m going home, I’ll never even see him here.” I started walking towards what I thought was the way back to the Palazzo but reached a dead end instead. Fucking marvelous! I had to turn around and walk all the way back to where I started and then turn the other way at the fork (actually it’s a pool… stupid pool…) in the casino floor. Here, Cyndi’s reply gets to me, she was like, “Is there really? LOL” about all the security. I finally turned down the correct hallway, I sent, “Yyyeeeeeeeppppp” at 9:46pm. I look up to round a corner, I quickly glance down to see that Cyndi is typing her reply and when I look up again, I’m all the way around the corner and who is right in front of me? Seungri. AKA Lee SeungHyun.
I literally froze where I was standing for a second because WHAT?! No. No, maknae. I just gave up on ever seeing you here, what are you doing walking towards me like 6 fucking feet away from me? No.
No, but yeah. Seungri. In front of my face. He was just there, all casual, wearing a black long sleeve shirt & jeans. He was looking in the shop we were walking past and I looked at his face like, “No, you’re fucking kidding me right now aren’t you? This is not happening…” I looked to the left and there’s Steve, the manager he’s been with this whole time, walking off to the side a few feet away from him completely oblivious.
I was SO TEMPTED TO NOT EVEN SAY ANYTHING OMG. I have a thing- I always see celebrities in Vegas, but I never say anything because I think it’s rude, BUT OMG SEUNGRI?! When is that ever going to happen again?
But yeah, 9:47pm my phone vibrates, Cyndi’s sent me her text, but I’m standing there saying, “..Seungri?” Both Steve and Seungri like turn to look at me at the same time and I was like omg… hahaha AND JUST- FUCKING- HERE. HERE IS THE DIALOGUE OKAY JUST TAKE IT:
Me: Hi… I’m- I’m a really big fan of your music.
SeungRi: Oh, thank you. *smiles*
Me: Can I get an autograph? *makes signing gesture*
SeungRi: *Looks at Steve like WHAT DID SHE SAY*
Steve: Sign *makes signing gesture, nods*
SeungRi: Oh, yes. Yes.
Me: *pulls out Big Bang Special Edition album booklet BECAUSE YES DAMN IT I WAS CARRYING IT AROUND, I CARRIED IT AROUND ALL OVER ANAHEIM WITH ME TOO JUST IN CASE BECAUSE YOU NEVER KNOW OKAY /CRIES/ and I opened it up to the picture you see above BECAUSE WHY THE FUCK NOT, THAT IS THE BEST PICTURE OF SEUNGRI IN THAT BOOKLET OKAY* “I went to the show in LA,” I said as I handed it to him and then looked for my Sharpie, because yeah, I always carry one around. “You were great.” *thumbs up because I’m a loser*
SeungRi: Oh, thank you. *Looks over the booklet, turning it to see what it is, looks through the pages, looking for his pictures* - and then he goes: “This is old. This is from one year ago.”
Me: Yes, I know. It’s my favorite album. *hands him Sharpie*
SeungRi: Where are you from?
Me: Here. Las Vegas.
SeungRi: What are you doing here? *Like, here, in THIS casino with a Big Bang album no less. OTL LET ME DIE*
Me: I’m going back to Palazzo, then home, but I heard you were staying here so… *WHY AM I SPEAKING IN ENGLISH OH MY GOD I FORGOT ALL MY KOREAN HE’S PROBABLY LIKE WTF IS THIS GIRL SAYING*
SeungRi: Oh, okay. *signs his name* What is your name?
Me: *spells it out slowly because he keeps looking at Steve after every letter to make sure it’s right HOW FUCKING ADORABLE IS HE I CAN’T EVEN*
SeungRi: *writes Thank You and the hearts and idk what that says under the Thank You yet, but THAT and then he hands it back to me* and he’s like: “Thank you.” and smiles and slightly bows his head a little.
Me: Thank you so much.
AND THEN I SHOOK HIS HAND AND HIS HAND IS SO FUCKING SOFT WHAT THE FUCK I HAVE NEVER IN MY LIFE MET A GUY WITH HANDS SO FUCKING SOFT? What is that! lmao WHAT IS THAT SEUNGRI WHAT THE HELL WHY
All of this literally took place in less than two minutes because at 9:48pm was my next text to Cyndi which said, “Oh. My. God.” And she goes, “What?????” And there goes me in disbelief, “uhhhhhh yeah I just met Seungri” and Cyndi’s like, “WHAT?!??!??!”
Yeah. Just like that. One minute I’m tired, I want to go home but I’m stuck in a fucking maze, and the next moment I’m rounding a corner and OH HEY LOOK SEUNGRI. How is this my life?
Also, he looks incredibly handsome okay. Like, pictures do not do him justice. I realized THAT during the Anaheim shows, but face to face? Oh my gosh… This is why I froze in place. Because there was Seungri sans make up and he looked different but better, and I was completely taken aback because I’d already given up on even catching a glimpse of him and then BAM! there he was.
Speaking of being completely taken aback… I had a panda thing for him, just in case I did see him… and I COMPLETELY forgot about it. And I meant to ask him about his twitter just to be 100% sure and then relay the message, BUT I SPACED. I was just not expecting his face to be the first thing I saw when I rounded that corner, I am so sorry. T^T
And I know you’re all dying to know: He’s like 5’7”. We were pretty much the same height, but I was wearing boots which made me an inch taller, and let’s just assume he was wearing insoles, so we’re the same height I think, 5’7”.
Yeah, I don’t know what else to say about this. It just happened after I’d already given up, so.. yeah… Thank you to everyone who was like, “YOU HAVE TO GO OMG I WILL KILL YOU IF YOU DON’T” and thank you self for easily giving in to all the peer pressure… OTL
Oh, and he’s staying at Encore. But like I said, SECURITY UP THE YING YANG. I literally cannot even begin to comprehend how lucky I was with this… Just- Yeah, this happened. There’s my proof in photograph and rambling fan account form. Thank you for reading this far. Good night, I love you, AND I LOVE YOU TOO, MAKNAE OMG YOU ARE SO NICE AND I AM SO SORRY I INVADED YOUR VEGAS TIME BUT THANK YOU FOR BEING NICE ABOUT IT AND THANK YOU STEVE FOR ALLOWING ME TO GET AN AUTOGRAPH. T^T