1:04 pm - 05/05/2019

BTS "Dionysus" Dance Practice



Source: BANGTANTV

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audiograms 5th-May-2019 07:53 pm (UTC)
Honestly I think a lot of it was sheer luck that they happen to be in a place where they could ascend. Their sound is unique for kpop and western pop but with a lot of familiar accents. And the sheer amount of content they produce.
garnetstar38 5th-May-2019 08:45 pm (UTC)
“Sheer luck” sure anyone’s success in life takes a certain amount of luck and timing. In the age of recognizing “white privilege” I’ve come to recognize your circumstances in life play a much larger role in success then people account for. But if you look at bts and their circumstances everything at some point worked against them. Not only in Korea but in America were “luck” is even more rare when it comes to POC achieving success. So sure let’s just call it sheer luck.

Edited at 2019-05-05 08:47 pm (UTC)
nekokonneko 5th-May-2019 08:58 pm (UTC)
Like Jungkook said in burn the stage, they've been lucky but they also worked very hard for that luck. There's certainly an element of it for them to overcome the mountain of challenges they faced, both domestically and internationally, but to handwave it as only (or even mostly) luck does them a huge disservice. But it goes down easier for some people when faced with the question of 'why hasn't this happened for my fave?'
garnetstar38 5th-May-2019 09:22 pm (UTC)
Agreed. What’s the old saying? “luck is when preparation meets opportunity”
audiograms 11th-May-2019 10:18 pm (UTC)
"A lot of it" =/= all of it
lil_poisonfrog 5th-May-2019 09:54 pm (UTC)
Luck is a factor in any celeb's success, but acting like they didn't do anything different or better than another groups and were randomly chosen for success makes no sense. Even if you're meh on their product there's no denying they were better at marketing themselves to and engaging with international fans way better than any Kpop group before them.

Edited at 2019-05-05 09:54 pm (UTC)
audiograms 11th-May-2019 10:16 pm (UTC)
Thats why I mentioned the sheer amount of content they produce. I am a huge BTS fan but I feel that luck is a big factor when it comes to who gets big and who doesnt.
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