Lately I’ve been in the throes of a Junsu-level obsession with BTS. Uhhh…except not creepy like my Junsu obsession because BTS is like—12 years old. However, no matter how hard I try to shake it, there it is. I read about them, look at promotional pictures, and listen to their music almost exclusively when I work out now.
Luckily, it’s a good time to be a BTS obsessed fan.
It was announced a little while ago, that BTS has signed on to the KCON NY lineup. Which gets the fangirl happiness flowing. I was lucky enough to see them perform at KCON LA a few years ago (also unlucky enough not to be able to get tickets for their tour last year) and they are incredible performers. The chance to see them again makes me super happy (especially since I’m not feeling any of the other NY performers that have been announced). Imminent in-person viewing does have a tendency to jack up that fangirl level from chill to “chill the fuck out Stephanie, you’re creeping us out.”
The other reason it’s a good time to be a BTS fan is that, if you like to look at pictures of them because, like me, you’re trying very very hard to be able to know them all by name before KCON (GAH! Why is it so hard for me? It’s like I have a mental block or something.), there are plenty to look at. Why? NEW MUSIC!
That’s where it gets a little bit sticky for me. Despite my irrational fangirl, I haven’t really liked their latest music as much. And, no kidding, I’m a little embarrassed to say that I haven’t even listened to the new song yet. I can’t. I’m afraid. What if I don’t like it? That would be like 3 new songs of theirs I didn’t like. And, as embarrassing as it is, I’m enjoying my fangirl high right now. Do I really want to have it spoiled?
However. I am an adult. So lets adult. And by adult, I mean watch this shizzel. Together. Ready?
Love them all being cute together.
It’s Suga! I now love Suga! And apparently, I can point him out from the crowd. Go me.
I love cranky Suga! Maybe this song won’t be too bad.
Seems promising. Whew. It has the old ‘don’t care’ feel that they used to have.
Jongkook? Wait. Which one is youngest? Junghyun? Whoever he is he looks like he’s five so I’m going to go with he youngest. Am I even getting these names right?
Shit which one is this? Cherry Cordial is going to kill me. Uhh… Hoseok? GAH I DON”T KNOW. Whoever he is, he is adorable.
Jimin, right? Nope, I’m going to go out on a limb and say that is definitely Jimin.
Again, no idea. Why am I so bad at this? It’s not Jimin. It’s not Suga. It’s not Rap Mon. I hate to cheat but I think Jin has blond hair in this new look, so it’s not him. That leaves. Uhh…Jongkook, Jonghyun and Hoseuk. (As we all know my Hoseok from above is just a giant stab in the dark.)
Rap Mon! Squeee, Rap Mon! I heart you even if they gave you a stupid ass haircut and color for this look. Sorry man.
SEOKJIN! Again. I only know this because cheated. I’m a dirty, dirty cheater.
Their dancing is so good. I love these guys. Damn it. I’m going to have to fork over serious cash for good tickets at KCON aren’t I? Damn it.
Someone needs to spring for pants. All of theirs have holes in them.
Okay. So here we are. At the end. What did we think? I still love their first stuff better, but you know what? They brought some sass back, man! It’s like they have found a solid middle ground between the hard of their original and the softer of their newer. It’s a beautiful music baby!
[Followup Note: Checked with Cherry Cordial. Got most of these WRONG and completely forgot a member. However, I can now say I solidly know 3 of of…mumble mumble members so I count that as a win!]