Been hyping this up since it was announced and now that it has happened it feels pretty unbelievable. We just had a K-pop Group legit perform at the AMAs. Let that sink in for a moment people. And the best of all is they weren’t there to simply be an act that kick started the show or to be regulated as a throw away performance. Nope, instead they were featured prominently toward the end at a point usually reserved for those who bring in the huge ratings! This may make some ARMYs feel used but here I am thinking it’s great. This is how these things typically work and I think we outta be proud that we are now BIG enough for all these places to want our attention for ratings as opposed to us having to beg for it. This undoubtedly means more amazing opportunities to come for BTS down the line in the future, you can believe that!
Now I know there are still some naysayers out there, how is beyond me, but I know they exist and they think this is yet another passing fad which after this performance they also think has peeked. However, let me tell you why I think that is NOT the case in the slightest. For one let’s take another look at this appearance once again. Despite having so many popular people/celebs there, who was the act that got most of the buzz throughout social media? Yup you can sure bet it was BTS and it’s because us ARMY are already huge as is, even before the AMAs. So this makes this NOT a case of the AMAs introducing BTS as much as it is them acknowledging a phenomenon that’s already here. 🙂
Which is why I think mainstream support or not, BTS is set and is gonna keep growing regardless. Because really when you get down to it this whole thing has been a grass roots movement mainly since the very beginning. Remember Big Hit was never and still ISN’T a big company in the slightest. Heck the situation in their own country, where the actual bigger established labels have all the power, is still a problematic situation to maneuver for them because of all the backdoor politics one can expect in business. Which is a part of why all these achievements in America get barely any coverage for them back home compared to let’s say if this was a group from the BIG 3. Cuz Big Hit hasn’t had the marketing power or connections to pull any strings yet…(although that may not be the case much longer)
Fortunately though BTS has excelled in finding work arounds to this problem as they don’t even need to be on variety shows or get the top articles anymore. How then do they grow? Glad you asked because I believe it’s because they have become their own marketing machines at this point. By embracing all of social media and most importantly by connecting to their fans in ways not many other groups are doing. They basically give you, funny enough, a big look into the behind the scenes stuff with them and engage with their fans to a level in which they make you feel like family. Not only with the group but even among ourselves. And boom once you can do that it’s over we are with each other for life because you don’t turn back on family am I right. 😅😆🙂😎
This kind of thinking has led ARMYs world wide to connect and form a sort of support group through their shared interest in BTS resulting in many new friendships to bloom. Making it a very positive, welcoming, and enticing reason to become an ARMY. Like I would go as far to bet you if you started talking about BTS randomly, new like minded people will pop up out of nowhere to support you. The fandom is simply THAT awesome. 😀 and yeah sure some people may take advantage of this but I think people can tell who those people are quickly so it’s all good in the end. Anyways basically the point I’m trying to make is this fandom is something special and these guys are so good at putting THEMSELVES out there that I can’t see this wave going away anytime soon, specially if it was solely because the media(Korean or American) stopped covering it suddenly. Like hello we’ve been together and growing since waaay before that.
Anywho though I really should move on and get back to the original focus and talk about the actual performance now. Lol Sorry for getting on my soap box and going on that tangent there. Haha So yeah of course BTS’s DNA, I saw it live and I was giddy with joy the whole freaking time as you would expect. In true BTS fashion they came with the energy and delivered a solid performance. Outfits to Choreography was all on point. Was it all perfect? No, but the things I had problems with were more on AMA‘s production side of things and nothing to do with the group itslef.
For example, an obvious first problem would be the lack of televised fanchants. They were there and you can hear them in fancams luckily however on TV they were muted. Apparently they were too loud. 😛 still too loud or not they are apart of Kpop so I was really looking forward to them so it sucks I din’t get that. I was also confused about the way they the whole thing was shot. Most of the time the camera was on the crowd! I think I know what they were going for. They wanted to show off the ARMYs because they are what BTS values most and it helps get a cross the point they this group is already big. It’s appreciated but with that said it went a little overboard because at the end of the day we still wanna see the group. lol And also what was the deal with showing a member when it was another one singing? Felt kinda sloppy.
Anyways though back to positives I did like the energy of the crowd and loved how they gave the boys a standing ovation. Much deserved. And to see their choreography on American TV, nothing can beat that. I think for Americans not used to this type of performance, it will blow their minds and that should be the main take away. Plus I heard this appearance was even tweeted about more than 20,000,000 times putting them literally in the record books according to Guinness World Records…Woah. 😮
So yeah those are my thoughts. Now tell me what yours are in this whole thing. ^________^ Like always thanks for taking the time in reading my nonsensical ramblings.