OK. Where do I start.
I have a lot to say and some of it is good but a lot of it is bad.
I live in Colorado and flew to Texas to see BTS. While I was there I saw my brother and his family and stayed with them. The day before the event I checked twitter to see how the San Fransisco show went and what to expect. (I.E. Photograph session, Hi touch, and Autograph session.) When I found out what happened in SF I just wished the boys went home and didn’t have to deal with the way they (and us) were being treated. I also wanted to get the event over with as soon as possible for their sakes and ours.
I’m going to skip my travel details and get right to the event.
I arrived at the venue at 3:30. I wanted to be safe if TGM had their head up their asses and were running late with everyone’s passes like SF.
I got there and asked some of the fans waiting in line where I go to get my passes and they told me the way. (Thanks guys you were awesome)
I found the table and told them my name and asked if they wanted to see the papers I printed (Especially the invitation print out) and they said no. They then told me go to the next table to pick up my shirt. from the accounts I read from SF I thought they would mail my shirt and the stickers I bought, so I got my shirt. While I was getting my pass the security was telling the VIPs to start lining up. I followed a line and lined up with the fans. I met some great fans and we talked and had fun while we waited. The line for the VIPs had a gap in it so normal customer could walk through. Me and some other fans noticed some VIPs trying to cut the long line and wait there. A group ahead of me told the security guard while she was checking their bags but she only made 3 move to the back when 6+ cut.
At least it was something.¯\_(ツ)_/¯
We all waited in line and when Five o’clock came we were still waiting. 5:30 came the line started moving. When I got into the building they weren’t doing the autograph session but the photograph session instead. which threw everyone. And of course we did it in a group of 21 people. I was in the back row next to the boys and had two rows in front of me. after that ended I found a place center left to stand and wait. After the group photo ended we waited there for and hour and it was hot and packed full. A lot of people including myself were wondering why they didn’t open the upper level Some say it’s so the fans wouldn’t fight for seats or others said its to show in photos ( probably for TGM) that they had a full house.
But what I think is they shut down the top level for their photographers. They had 3 up there taking photos through out the whole show. Are you fucking kidding me!?!?!?! All three of those reasons are stupid. Ok, back to the show. While we waiting the security was handing out plastic cups of water so people could stay hydrated and not pass out. It was hot and everyone was tried.
While I stood with the other VIPs people kept asking to move past us to stand next to their sister or friends who were VIP too but the people asking that had yellow or blue wrist bands. 1. There is no room. (I felt like a sardine.) and 2. No. I paid for my cramped area and you want by because you have a friend at the front. Really?
Honestly thinking back I should have left the pit and stood in the back to be able to enjoy the show but no I stuck it out. OTL
When the show started Consio came out and his songs weren’t bad but his hype guy sounded like he was at karaoke. Just with Consio people were shoving to get closer. Me and a few other girls had to yell at people behind us to stop shoving and pushing. There’s no room where am I supposed to go?
I signaled the one security and pointed to the back and made shoving motions but I don’t think he did anything. Later I found out there concern was if people were taking photos or videos. Whaaaat?!?! A girl fell to the floor and they shined the light on her to make sure she was okay and a little kid got elbowed in the face and had a cup of ice held to his face after the show.
When BTS came out hell broke loose. I stood my ground and so did a girl behind me to my left. We held people back. I lost my footing and fell forward 3 times and felt people behind me and in front of me falling. I couldn’t move my arms they were in front of me ready to steady myself when I fell again. I made eye contact with V and Suga during the talk part. And I think my face said help me and get me out of here. What’s sad during TRB I didn’t want the songs to end and wanted it to keep going but for this I couldn’t wait for it to end.
During the talking part I had to yell back stop pushing, thats when I noticed the teleprompter. It had all their names on it and what they should say. After seeing it I noticed the boys were more soulless and not like how they were during TRB where they looked happy with what they said.
When the show ended and the fans dispersed I noticed all the people around me had yellow wrist bands. What happened to the VIPs? Did they get pushed out? Did they leave?
When Nadia said all black wrist bands leave 2 girls standing next to me had black wrist bands and one was telling the other to stay and see if they could do what SF black wrist bands did. A few minuted later a security guard came up to them and walked them out. Hi touch felt the same as TRB fast but the same. After that we waited in line for the autograph session I meet 2 fun girls while we waited. We talked about the Hi touch and what we should say during the autograph session.
when the line started moving we saw the boy when we entered and from a far it looked like fans had some time with the boys but nope that wasn’t the case.
When it was my turn I just said hi to all of them and that’s what was only allowed.
I followed the poster J-Hope started for me and went down the line. All the boys had their heads down and quickly looked up and smiled or said hi back.
JungKook surprised me he started a conversation after I said hi
JungKook: Hello, how are you?
Me: *chuckles* Good.
Jungkook: Good. Bye Bye!
His English is adorable.
The staff behind me grabbed my arm and pulled me to NamJoon. I was just waiting for Kookie to finishing signing but in their eyes I was there for too damn long.
Namjoon said something but I couldn’t hear him and didn’t want to ask him to repeat since the staff was breathing down my neck. when I stepped toward Jin another staff said,” grab your poster.” I didn’t even get to jin or V when they said that.
I just said Hi to both Jin and V and the staff handed me the poster. Jin was still looking down. V looked up when he saw them grab the poster but nobody was in front of him.
I smiled over my shoulder when I walked away and he smiled back. But both our smiles were bittersweet.
I wansn’t even in front of them yet they pulled me away.
I’ll take from this event as a memory the good and the bad but I will never go to an event hosted by TGM ever again.
What was promised:
Group photo 8-10 people Group photo 21 people
be able to have a conversation Less than a second. Pulled away before saying hi to all the members.