Day 3 – Sunday, September 23rd
Sunday morning, we woke up in that lazy-way. With room service ordered, both my daughter and I stayed in our PJ’s and the hotel robes. Honestly, there was no need to wake up any earlier and we wanted to try and get as much rest as we could. The night before, coming back from the concert, we were both in a euphoric state and not at all ready to go to sleep.
We had ordered dinner to our room and talked about all the amazing parts of the concert!
Brunch in our room consisted of scrambled eggs, sausage and home fries for her, and a veggie egg omelette with home fries for me. She had orange juice and I had a pot of really good coffee!
After our tummies were filled, I had had enough of the hotel room. She wanted to just hang out in the hotel and rest more (she was getting over a cold after all) so I went out across the street to the Art Gallery of Hamilton. The gallery was exhibiting Vivian Maier: Street Photographer and I’m so glad I went! With my earbuds in, I walked around listening to tunes as I looked at these brilliant photographs of the streets of New York and Chicago from the 1950’s and 1960’s. Maier used a Rolleiflex camera which was pretty impressive due to the technology back then.
Come time for our 2nd BTS Love Yourself concert, we arrived this time 45 minutes early. The energy-level was just as high and buzzing from the night before. Next to my daughter was a university student who had traveled from British Columbia just to be here. She explained her bias-list: Taehyung is her boyfriend, Suga is her spirit animal (and ultimate bias) and Namjoon is her husband. 🙂
Our seats were fantastic. Row 4 just right of the main stage gave us the ability to see the members facial expressions (without needing to watch the big screen). A much closer range than the night before.
Still photography wasn’t any easier. I learned quickly to only try and snap a photo when they are just standing around otherwise, without a professional camera, BTS will always turn out a bit blurry since they move so quickly during their choreography.
I was, however, able to take some short video clips of their intro, FAKE LOVE. I kept them short because I really didn’t want to be living behind the lens all night long. The way I see it, eventually they will be releasing the concert on DVD which I will most definitely purchase.
My goodness – I was wowed the first night and honestly, wondered if the second night would be less exciting as a result of just seeing the same concert two nights in a row.
I was so wrong. If anything, I enjoyed each night equally and differently from one another. Their comments were different, their ad libs were different and to see the performance from two different vantage points was fantastic! Would I do it again this way? In a heart beat! But only for BTS simply because everything they do just excels one’s expectations. They truly make it worth the money spent!
So the question is whether or not, should they return to Canada on their next world tour, if I would go see them again?
Ahh… I always said I would get tickets for my daughter and a friend by then as they will be old enough to go on their own. But BTS never disappoints when delivering new music. So I suppose I would but perhaps wait until reseller tickets drop last minute and grab a pair for my husband and myself.
As much as I enjoyed GOT7 they were on my bucket list of k-pop concerts to see live. As I did get a chance to see them, I’m okay not seeing them again where as my daughter must go see them as she stans them as well. But BTS? I don’t know – for me, they are on a whole different level of artistry.
Next and final post, I will break down some of the solo performances and members.