Last week, one of my co-workers called out from her office, “So Erin, which date are you going to?”
I paused. “Oh, Lol—you mean for BTS?”
She said yes and I shook my head. “None. I just saw them in September and there’s a rumor that another group I like better is going to come to the US!”
She seemed shocked when I said that BTS isn’t really in my top 5, even (but don’t get me wrong, I do like them a lot!).
I explained that there are so many other groups out there that it’s impossible for me to put all my k-eggs in one kimchi pot, and she asked why it is that only BTS has really made it big in America.
I just shrugged. “I think America can only handle one Korean group right now,” and Regina just cracked up because it’s fucking true! America needs spoon fed! Foreign things are scary and weird, ew what are they saying, gross!?
Honestly, I think in addition to their talent, it’s also timing, luck, and the fact that they have a literally army of dedicated fans who know how to aggressively work social media. But….it doesn’t mean that they’re the best ones out there and people should really do some exploring into the genre because it’s fascinating and full of gems!
Then tonight my friend Veronica sent me a message on IG – NCT127 formally announced their tour! I AM SO STOKED! I mean, assuming that I can get a ticket.
My wallet has fucking crumbs in it at this point but I’ll find a way.