I can’t wait to tell you about the BTS Concert in Paris! I promised you in my last post so I want to tell you all about it!
Let me start by saying that I think it’s great BTS is venturing out into the worldwide market. BTS, or Bangtan Boys, is a huge sensation in Korea. Kpop is really big there, of course, but it’s nice to see kpop making appearances in other countries.
I know that Super Junior had a tour in South America as they have a lot of fans there. It’s too bad that the US doesn’t get many kpop concerts. There are a few, but they are usually only in California, and sometimes New York. But that’s it. It’s kind of disappointing, but I wish Americans were more open to other types of music, and as more than a flavor of the month.
I see it happen over and over again. A star from another country has a hit song that is a global sensation (Ricky Martin and other Spanish artists, PSY, etc) and then after a few months we go back to the same old thing.
I guess I’m just ranting now… so back to the main topic: BTS! http://btsmerchandise.com/notebook/
Since music is so big in Paris and they are more open to outside influences, it’s no surprise that BTS made their way here for KCON.
For those that don’t know KCON is a convention of all types of Korean things. There are performances, workshops, contests, and exclusive merchandise only available there. It’s a really fun time.
I bought some great BTS merchandise while I was there. I got some t shirts with a picture of BTS. Also, I got a notebook, a backpack, a phone case, and some other things. I kind of splurged :p! They had so much great BTS merch and I kind of suspected that so I brought plenty of money with me to the concert. I was glad I did, because I would have been really disappointed if I couldn’t get the BTS stuff I wanted because I didn’t save up enough.
I don’t spend a lot of money, so I was happy to treat myself with something I really enjoyed and something I’ll remember forever. I think that the best money is spent on experiences, not just “stuff”. That stuff is going to end up in a landfill anyway. What matters is the memories that it brought you. See my new post about efectos secundarios.