Dwell Overview: BTS Conquer Mom Nature with Two Epic Nights at Chicago’s Soldier Area (5/11-12)

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Setting the Stage: BTS has taken the world by storm since their inception in 2013, repeatedly wowing audiences all around the globe with their jaw-dropping stage results, hypnotic physique rolls, breathtaking vocals, and touching lyrics. The now notorious boy band, composed of seven drop-dead beautiful members, has a sound deeply rooted in hip-hop with a splash of pop, R&B and EDM thrown into the combination. With thought scary and insightful lyrics, BTS has touched the hearts of many and continues to maintain its ever rising ARMY of supporters.

In 2016 Wings, turned BTS’s first album to promote a million copies in South Korea and the band quickly discovered themselves crossing into the worldwide music market. Two years later, BTS had the second and third finest promoting albums worldwide and have since bought over 14 million data. And when you weren’t already impressed, in 2019, for the primary time in historical past since The Beatles, BTS earned three No. 1 albums in lower than a yr due to 2018’s Love Your self: Tear, 2018’s Love Your self: Reply compilation album, and final month’s Map of the Soul: Persona EP.

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Within the wake of such success, The Bangtan Boys have made a number of excellent media appearances, having carried out on The Ellen Present, The Tonight Present, and Saturday Evening Dwell, to call just a few. What’s extra, they’ve conquered social media, posting an infinite provide of foolish movies and images of the members of their on a regular basis lives. Full disclosure: With such cute, coy, and hilarious personalities, they’re all actually onerous to cease watching.

So, you could possibly think about the thrill and vitality this previous weekend at Chicago’s Soldier Area, by far the most important venue within the Windy Metropolis, and one which they bought out for 2 nights inside seconds.

BTS at Chicago’s Soldier Area, picture by Massive Hit Leisure

Taking The Stage: For those who have been fortunate sufficient to catch the live performance movie, BTS World Tour: Love Your self in Seoul in theaters earlier this yr, you may need walked into the stadium pondering you have been ready for this live performance. In spite of everything, a number of of the identical songs have been carried out, most of the jaw-dropping stage gimmicks have been used, and quite a few the seamlessly eye-catching choreographed dances have been on repeat as soon as once more for our viewing pleasure. Actual speak, although? Nobody was ready for this.

Love Your self: Daylight: On Saturday the climate wasn’t wanting very promising because it drenched hundreds of followers ready in line to get their merch. Tensions have been excessive and morale was low, however fortunately inside an hour of the present, the solar lastly began to poke its head out once more. BTS stormed the stage quickly after, showing out of nowhere amidst an elaborate fireworks present and two gigantic inflatable cheetahs, and opened with their newest explosive rap-based anthems “Dionysus” and “Not Right this moment”.

“Chicago stopped the rain,” Rap Monster screamed. “You blessed us.”

For over two and a half hours, BTS proceeded to shock and dazzle the packed venue, sending followers right into a dizzy with their flawless choreography, distinctive vocals, and intoxicating charisma. At a number of factors, particular person members took the chance to introduce themselves, interact the viewers, and ship hearts aflutter, notably when the group’s candy jokester J-Hope exclaimed, “I’m your hope, you’re my hope.”

However don’t let their harmless personas idiot you! These boys are very conscious of the consequences their intercourse enchantment has on its ARMY, which is why they repeatedly blessed us with numerous tummy flashes, pelvic thrusts, and physique rolls that have been all as easy as butter. Paired with a fascinating mild present that uniquely complemented every efficiency, it was virtually an excessive amount of to deal with. However they seemingly knew up the ante with every passing second, particularly throughout fan favorites comparable to “Dope” and “Hearth”, wherein rhythmically-synced confetti cannons, big hearth balls, and fireworks helped shade what was possible the most effective night time of those Chicago followers’ lives.

It was by no means not a spectacle as every efficiency got here paired with quick mini motion pictures of them taking part in tennis, taking images collectively, and laying round wanting cute of their PJs throughout costume adjustments. J-Hope emphatically danced on neon pillars and even jumped over a complete individual on the wavy electro jam “Simply Dance”. Jungkook actually flew via the viewers like an impressive butterfly amidst the candy echo of “Euphoria”. Jimin sensuously danced with an infinite stream of bubbles and gyrated on the ground like an unstoppable pressure. V woke up from a candy slumber to point out us his a number of personalities within the phantom monitor “Singularity”, which brought on one close by fan to scream, “He’s a complete meal!” Afterward, Jin stoically climbed a metaphorical stairway to heaven throughout his journey of studying to like oneself on the soulful ballad “Epiphany”.

BTS at Chicago’s Soldier Area, picture by Massive Hit Leisure

There was no scarcity of gasp-worthy moments, leaving followers winded because the night time drew to an in depth. For the curtain name, BTS ran out to the middle stage and carried out the raucous EDM jam “Mic Drop” in tactical gear and monitor jackets. The stage went silent as Suga dramatically dropped his mic on the ground and the band walked off the stage. Minutes later, they reappeared with a bounce home for the goofy superhero anthem “Anpanman”. Fireworks and a fond farewell from every member etched their closing log off of the night time. “I actually hate the chilly, however I used to be so pleased with you ARMY,” Jin stated with a comfy snicker. J-Hope added, “You’re my hope. See you tomorrow!”

And to that, confetti exploded into the sky, and an enormous neon sculpture of the Wings emblem slowly rose onto the stage.

Love Your self: Rain: Sadly, our prayers weren’t heeded on Sunday, and the viewers discovered themselves drenched to the core throughout BTS’ wet efficiency the next night time. However that hardly stopped these boys from placing on present. No, they fought all night time to heat the viewers with their electrifying music and powerful stage performances. Not surprisingly, the climate made it inconceivable to recreate the large quantity of confetti, big flames, and fireworks from the earlier night time’s present.

Even so, BTS placed on one other epic efficiency, filling these explosive gaps with foolish antics and an ironic homage to the Chicago Cubs by way of flag soccer. Rap Monster even personally thanked followers: “Thanks for being with us tonight throughout this horrible climate as a result of tonight was really a particular night time.” And J-Hope introduced a smile to everybody’s face when he exclaimed, “I’m not afraid of the rain as a result of military you’re my umbrella ey ey ey.” The screaming insisted the soggy followers didn’t thoughts within the slightest.

Setlist:
Dionysus
Not Right this moment
Outro: Wings
Simply Dance (J-Hope Solo)
Euphoria (Jungkook Solo)
Greatest Of Me
Serendipity (Jimin Solo)
Love (Rap Monster Solo)
Boy With Luv
Dope
Baepsae
Hearth
Idol
Singularity (V Solo)
Pretend Love
Seesaw (Suga Solo)
Epiphany (Jin Solo)
The Reality Untold
Outro: Tear
Mic Drop

Encore:
Anpanman
So What
Make It Proper

 

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