Chicago Road Trip | BTS Red Bullet Tour Concert11:21 PM
Sooo I have been to Chicago and back. And I promised many awesome posts on everything I did. This will be the first part of a few posts talking about my trip.
No, I'm not freaking out because I saw BTS in concert. Live. Like their faces were really there. Announcement: They're not fake, peoples. They are actual people and I actually got to see their beautifulness (don't question my vocabulary).
We live over eight hours away from Chicago as the car drives, so the trip was already kind of going to be a little tiring and a little stressful. But then we hit almost every bad thing that can happen on a road trip. There were something like THREE accidents on the same interstate and road construction on what seemed like every other part of the interstate.
And then when we actually got to Chicago and saw the beautiful skyline...
|I have never seen so many tall skyscrapers together before. It was amazing.|
We hit back-to-back traffic. At first I thought, well, maybe it's like some kind of late rush hour or something but it turns out it's like that in Chicago almost all the time.
It's very... intense.
So, we hit this huge lump of traffic after we'd already gone through every obstacle imaginable. And we think well, maybe, this will be okay. Maybe we still have time.
It's friggin 7:55 at night and we still have ten minutes of more driving to do and that's if we were traveling at normal speeds and not 5 miles an hour. The concert was at eight.
I was freaking out.
We finally got to Rosemont Theater and as we're like run-walking (and at this point everybody needs to go bathroom too) to the entrance, I look at my phone and it's 8:17.
My whole family goes in (because, bathrooms) and there's a lady and she goes, "Do you have tickets?" I kind of shoved my ticket at her distractedly and frantically because I COULD ALREADY HEAR THE CONCERT UPSTAIRS.
So, my sister gets her ticket scanned too. And then we both just look at each other and run. I have never run up stairs so fast. I could hear Rap Monster talking to the crowd and the crowd screaming and oh my god. The stress and excitement.
A guy takes us into the concert, which is already hyped up and in full swing, and he's in the middle of telling us he can get us better seats. I'm just trying to not trip over the steps and watch the stage at the same time.
I remembered to acknowledge the dude a tiny bit. At this point, my sister was completely focused on the stage (BTS is her bias group) and I am seriously surprised she didn't fall on her face or pass out or something.
Rap Mon is already good looking, but he seriously looked beautiful in real life. Actually all of BTS looks way taller and more built than they do on TV or in pictures. Especially V, Jin, and Rap Mon. They got shoulders man. (Rap Mon is not gangly.)
I literally could not believe that I was seeing and hearing them IN REAL LIFE.
I could barely look to see where I was sitting because I was trying to watch them at the same time. And then I didn't need to sit down because everyone was standing up for another song. The energy and noise was unbelievable. At first I felt really awkward screaming and moving to the beat but then I was like there is no way anybody else can hear me scream when I can't even hear myself scream and nobody's looking at me. Not when friggin BTS is right in front of us.
So I screamed. Loud. And a lot. I was actually surprised at myself that such screams could come out of my mouth because I never scream in regular life.
I barely remember some of the song names and even songs because I was just so caught up in the hype and the beat (and it was really, really loud).
The rappers have such gifts. They did Cypher I and II (I think) and the place was rocking from all the energy. Like I said on Twitter, Rap Mon needs to keep his Dope MV hair for the rest of his life. And he owns the stage. He's as funny in real life as he is on TV and he really does speak good English. He's the only one that could say Chicago right. And, his rapping is as powerful as heck. (*whispers* He's my bias. Which means absolute favoritest ever out of the group.)
|HIS FACE. *squee* Yes, this is Rap Mon.|
|Here's a better picture that I did not take.|
At the end, he talked about how he'd heard about Chicago ever since he was a little kid and some of his favorite artists came from there. I'm not even from Chicago and I was proud of Chicago.
|And look! I got a somewhat awful, grainy picture of him too. At least I captured the moment. :D|
I only took a few pictures with the camera before some dude came and told me to put it away. (Oops. Sorry not sorry.)
|I am SO excited that this picture turned out okay. Sorry J-Hope, I swear I didn't mean to cut you in half. I was distracted.|
|Rap Monster on the big screen again. All of them on stage. Swag.|
|REALLY bad quality. But I couldn't not post it. It's Jimin's face close-up.|
I did not see the "no photography/video-taking" sign outside the doors. I really didn't. To be honest, I probably would have ignored it anyway. BUT, due to my bravery (or ignorance), you shall have a video of clips of BTS. Eventually. I had it all ready to go this evening and then I found out I couldn't actually create it all the way without spending big bucks on the program.
Which sucks, because I spent hours on it today. But when I pull myself together to make it again, I will share the link on Twitter and put the video on this post as well.
But I won't be able to post it up today. :((
Edit (8/8/'15): I have now finally completed editing and uploaded the video to YouTube. I'm really sorry that it's not HD quality or that it doesn't have a thumbnail image. Any opinions on why that would be?? ANYWAY, here it is.
Now that I've thrown so many BTS things at you, I bet you have an urge to check them out. You do, don't you. ;)
Here are some of their less well-known songs that are extremely gorgeous (like Bangtan's faces):
You can check out my sister's recap here.
Any BTS fangirls out there? You must make yourselves known so we can screech together. This whole experience has made me want to vlog more. What do you think? Yes? No?