Mainstream American pop artists, in concert, are a mixed bag. Rihanna's been booed for being late. Justin Bieber has also been late, and recently scolded his own fans. Mariah Carey's been accused of not being able to hit notes. But BigBang shows are legendary. The K-pop veterans are immaculate, consummate professionals. Not only can they sing and dance with precision; they've figured out exactly how to hold a crowd's attention. As I discovered myself during the MADE tour in October, G-Dragon, T.O.P, Taeyang, Daesung, and Seungri don't just put on a show. They're part of a larger-than-life spectacle that shimmers with magic. And starting November 11, that magic is going to be available to stream, for free, on DramaFever. The US tour is now is a documentary.
What fans—as well as the curious and uninitiated—will find is that there's something different about a BigBang show. It's not the impossibly skinny jeans, the flashing lights, the dazzling confetti, the eye-searing pyrotechnics or the amazing bridge-stage that slides open and closed. It's the energy. The bouncy vitality of the guys on stage is mirrored and echoed by the intensity of the fans, and when it's all over, there's no doubt that the group has given it their all, put every single drop of effort into entertaining, and left it all on the stage.
The concert channels some of the frenzy of BigBang's hyperkinetic videos ("Fantastic Baby," "Bang Bang Bang"), and as you can see in the clip from the BIGBANG: MADE 2015 Concert documentary above, even during a slower song—in this case, "Bad Boy"—everyone's moving, connecting with the music, and engaging with the audience. It's clear why the group has leapt over language barriers to earn fans around the world. Now, thanks to the documentary, even if you haven't had the chance to see them in concert, you'll be able to see what all the fuss is about.