*****Warning I curse a lot*****
So, now that it's been a few days, I'm finally ready to speak of the beauty that is BTS. Firstly, let me just say that this was my first concert ever, and I zeroed out my bank account for those GA tickets. I have no regrets, though, at least as far as how much I spent. I regret not leaving out earlier so that I could be closer to the stage. as it is my 5"0 self started off in the back. I thought I'd made good time because I got there at like 5:30pm and it started at 8pm, but alas I was so very wrong. unlike with seated tickets, I had to wait in a long ass in the freezing cold rain. luckily I was semi-dressed for the occasion. There were a few girls in booty shorts or miniskirts. my mind cannot fathom what they were thinking. this is Chicago we are talking about, with Chicago weather. But no serious judgement, because a lot of the outfits looked cute. anywho. I finally got in around 7. I quickly walked to go get something to eat before I went in search for a place in the horde of tweens(I had not eaten in 24hrs in preparation for this concert. this is how effing determines i was to go to this concert. No IBS was stopping me).
As I finished wolfing down my overpriced hotdogs($12? for 2 hot dogs? seriously Aramark?) I joined in with the crowd on the right hand side of the extended stage and began singing with everyone else who had been singing to the MVs that were playing on the sides of the stage. it felt good seeing so many people who love them just as I do. I mean I still felt lonely because I was obviously one of the few 20 something year old in that area, but I was so excited and the people around me made me forget that as we danced and sung along to the songs. and then the lights dimmed and it was show time.
I told myself to focus more on the concert and not worry about filming, and obviously from my lack of pics, I took that very literally. instead I have some crappy videos that aren't worth posting on YouTube.
but going back, there's no way I can properly explain the feeling I had when the curtain dropped. I was damn near in tears, and I'm not all that emotional. I don't like people seeing me cry. but in that moment it was a dream come true. all that ran through my mind at that moment was "They're here. THEY'RE REALLY FUCKING HERE!" immediately i was dancing along to the choreo, and belting out my crappy vocals to "Not Today hopping up and down trying to see them on the stage because I honestly couldn't see them, and then I looked back at the screen and reality hit me even harder. There was Suga doing his "No, no no, not today." I was done. They looked SO FUCKING BEAUTIFUL! Like, you see them on tv, or on YouTube, but nothing compares to being in the same room as them, seeing them in front of you, hearing them sing in person. it's world's different.
Fast forward, to the beautiful solos. I have to say every member was excellent. Jungkook with his fancy footwork, Jimin with his beautiful dancing and sexy voice, V's high notes that sent shivers down my spine. whoever said that he can't sing can take my 6inch dagger pumps up the ass. next we were carried off with Suga's piano and hoisted into the sea with Rap Monster and brought back by Jin's beautiful voice. I must hand it to Jin. He's not my favorite but he certainly blew me away with those nice vocals. I almost teared up a bit.
Now moving on I need to acknowledge something that a lot of people have been talking about, but, I believe, have not given enough credit to, and that is our resident sunflower Jung Hoseok aka Jhope aka JDope aka Jay.
now during the Entirety of the show, I could hardly keep my eyes off of him, Keep in mind he is not my bias, Park Jimin is, and V is my bias wrecker, but Got DAMN!
Now throughout the experience Jhope and Suga made a lot of appearances at my area and I was like in the third row so I got a nice view of the beauty that is Minsoek Then the time came for the Cypher and I grooved the shit put of that. I was grooving so hard I was not prepared for my first shower from Suga.
Yes. I was doused with the BTS Holy Water from the king of Cyphers, Suga. it was very...refreshing. I was very...thirsty. And my mouth just happened to be open and I just happened to be mid-jump.
That wasn't the only time, too. I got another blessing during the MEDLEY when they performed an excerpt of Run. It was also during this MEDLEY during I think "Danger" that our dear Maknae was being very naughty and licked his lips before popping his pelvis.
Jimin also finally decided make some real appearances to my end, and though brief, it was exceptional. personally I saw his ass more than his face which is ok, because it was still an enjoyable view. if I had to compare Jimin and Jhope that day, if say Jimin was cold chicken and Jhope was soul food. both are delicious, but one is just giving you all of the goods. Park Jimin you well and truly are a tease.
Later on we brought out the rainbow for our loveable young men, below is a link to my Instagram. I have a few of my crappy videos up there if you want to check them out too.
you can tell that we army were tired, because while we were cheering for an encore, we would quiet down and then pick back up with our "BTS" chants. They eventually came out and sung 2!3! and Wings outro.
When they finally ended things, it was so bittersweet. We all were literally taken on a journey with our favorite guys. No one wanted things to end, but they had to have been bone tired. We Chicagoans light it up, and as turnt up as we were, BTS was right there with us.
A few people were tearing up when BTS actually left the stage for the last time and a behind the scenes video started playing.
I hope to see them in person again one day. now I just need to pick up the pieces of this shattered heart. until next time.
ps. some of these pics don't belong to me. some might not even be from Chicago. @ezzygomez24