A friend of mine introduced me to Korean pop music some time ago. Initially I didn’t like it because I couldn’t understand what they were saying, but that changed. The sounds of the songs were catchy and I found myself singing along to them, even though I couldn’t say the lyrics properly. My favorite group is BTS, and V is my favorite member from that group. I thought it would be cool to meet him, but in order to meet V BTS would either have to come to my country or I would have to come to theirs.
The chances of me going to Korea are slim to none, because I just don’t have the money to go there. A round trip plane ticket from my home to Korea already costs a lot of money, but when hotel fees are added, it gets even worse. I’d also had to plan a trip around a time when BTS would be either having a concert or doing a promotion cycle and appearing on one of the various music shows in Korea, which I would have to get tickets to in order to attend.
My chance to meet V and the rest of BTS finally came when they announced that they would be coming to my country for a tour. The tour was going to be making stops in a few cities, none of which I actually lived in, but traveling to one of those cities was a better option from a financial standpoint than traveling to another country. The closest city on the tour to me was Los Angeles, so I booked a hotel room and plane tickets for the weekend that the Los Angeles tour stop would happen. The tour stops also had meet and greets, so I got to take a picture with V.