MY BTS EXPERIENCE
I feel like my post-concert depression is at a level now where I can talk about my BTS experience.
I’ve been a BTS fan for a couple of months now. At this point, I could say that I’m a part of the fandom, ARMY. I mean I’ve listened to all the songs they put out, watched the first two seasons of Bon Voyage, I follow fan accounts and I always go on Youtube to watch their V Lives with English subtitles. So you can just imagine how excited I was when their announced the dates for the US tour, however, Boston, wasn’t on the list. The closest cities to me where I could see BTS, were Newark and New York. I decided to go to New York, because I’ve been there before and I kind of know my way around the city.
At first, I wasn’t sure that I could even go; the concert was sold out. However, I was able to find some tickets on Stubhub. After purchasing them, I was anxious that they’d not scan at the gate. Yep, I spent a lot of money on those tickets, but after seeing them live, it was worth it.
*:･ﾟ✧*:･ﾟ✧ BTS CONCERT ✧･ﾟ: *✧･ﾟ:*
It’s important to mention that this was my first K-pop concert. And no, BTS isn’t the only K-pop band that I listen to. :) So back to the story. I didn’t know what to expect, I was just hoping it’d be great.
I was kind of disappointed by the way it was organized. Big Hit didn’t have anything to do with this, but the agency they hired to plan the event is at fault here. The merch booth closed early, because everything was sold out. This didn’t only happen at the NYC concert, but also at previous shows, maybe they should have had a bigger inventory since they knew that all the US shows were sold out. Also, Big Hit wrote on their FB page that the merch booth would reopen 30 mins after the concert, but that never happened. When I asked one of the security guards, they said they were never informed about this.
I really wanted a light stick and they had two booths for this, inside the venue (one downstairs and the other upstairs). While we were waiting in line at the one downstairs, there was no sign that said it was cash only, someone in line told us. When we went to the one upstairs, it was split in two: buying and pairing, we did not know where the line starts for each now, so again, we had to ask around.
Ok…now about the concert itself.
It was…wow…there’s not words in the English language to describe how I felt during the concert and how great they were live. Fun fact: they didn’t have an opening act. Clips from their music videos were playing instead. They came on stage at like 7 p.m. Everyone in the audience was chanting their names. The first song they played was IDOL. Everyone in the audience had a light stick so the stadium was light up and it was beautiful how all of us were singing along (even the lyrics in Korean). They mostly performed songs from their latest album, Love Yourself:Answer, but also old songs such as Fire, I Need You, Save Me, RUN and Attack on Bangtan. A small part of me was hoping that they’d perform Cypher Pt. 4.
The concert was 3 hours long. I was amazed by how they didn’t show any signs of exhaustion. Seeing their choreography live confirmed that they’re great dances and their vocals didn’t disappoint at all; these guys can really sing.
Also, they look even better looking in real life.
After the concert, I had no voice, because I fangirled and sang along. I hope they’ll come back to the US soon.