9:43 am - 05/16/2019

BTS On The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

Besides performing on the Late Show With Stephen Colbert, BTS did a Beatles-inspired skit for the opening of the show and a short interview. Later, they performed "Boy With Luv", once again inspired by the iconic Beatles' appearance on the Ed Sullivan's Show.

Source: The Late Show With Stephen Colbert 1, 2, 3

This was so cute and for someone like me who's both a BTS and The Beatles fan, this was the absolute highlight!
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jyusou 16th-May-2019 09:34 am (UTC)
Me @ everything:

A lot more spread in answering the interviews questions this time! Taehyung was very cute, he and J-Hope spoke English so well, and Jin telling Stephen to dye his hair pink and :) Smile :) made the interview segment lol (and J-Hope squirming at his answer dude pls you think you're any less embarrassing). I wish it was longer :(.

I am not into the Beatles, so I was rather indifferent to the setup, but I appreciate the parallels they're trying to show between then and now.
myrrhcat 16th-May-2019 11:20 am (UTC)
aww, super cute. the only way to make it better would be a band version of the song to go with the old-timey set.
ironicmustache 16th-May-2019 11:23 am (UTC)
this was so cute! it's nice to get something a little different.
my only complaint is it's still taking wayyyy too long to get through introductions on these things.
dongsaengkiller 16th-May-2019 11:34 am (UTC)
Too cute! Loved every minute of it 🥰
pwrpuffgrl 16th-May-2019 11:57 am (UTC)
Short but sweet.

Enough with the intros tho 😝
jaelissi 16th-May-2019 12:23 pm (UTC)
"I'm V and I'm a good boy" shoot straight for the heart, whydonchu?

Edited at 2019-05-16 12:24 pm (UTC)
rosevael 16th-May-2019 03:12 pm (UTC)
I woke up this morning and checked Twitter and a clip of him saying that was the first thing I saw. I truly am #blessed
lostintheechoes 16th-May-2019 12:47 pm (UTC)
i dvr'd this to watch tonight. i showed my mom the intro video, cause she watched the beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show 50+ years ago, and she said they did a similar thing with The Beatles as they did with BTS and she got a kick out of it. it was so cute.
gigabytexx 16th-May-2019 06:31 pm (UTC)
she said they did a similar thing with The Beatles as they did with BTS

sorry but what's the similarities?
laranal 16th-May-2019 01:32 pm (UTC)
hmmm idk how i feel about this beatles throwback. interesting comparison but not the same.

when one direction was first hitting the scene (and i was a fan oop) my mom said the hype reminded her of the beatles and i had to be like sis... not at all comparable lmao. i think people aren't used to the big hype that artists can get now with the spread of media via the internet so they always compare the boyband hype to the beatles. like i hate to be that beatles stan but... they wrote their music. they played instruments. they experimented with different sounds. not at all comparable to lazy ass 1D. more comparable to BTS ig but a fraction of that. BTS give it in the performances in a different way, but imo it's not quite the same as leaving an impact on music from 100% them writing and playing instruments.

my mom was a beatles stan growing up so that did influence me, being one of the first artists i heard early on. but as someone who's very into music and the technical side i just understood the impact without anyone telling me idk.
lil_poisonfrog 16th-May-2019 02:06 pm (UTC)
Ia, and I'm not even a Beatles fan. Their Ed Sullivan appearance was watched by 23 million American households. Not to mention almost every single song they released after that shot straight to the top of the US charts. No artist, BTS or anyone else, has ever recreated that level of success. We can't even imagine a phenomenon like that happening today and it's likely not even possible given how much the music industry and television have changed since then.

Plus it's not like BTS' achievements aren't impressive in their own right. They're the first truly globally popular boy band imo. The Beatles were a boy band in a way but they were also a rock band and predated the term "boy band" anyway. It doesn't even make sense to compare them.

Tbh I wouldn't even care about a cute little segment like this, except there's really Armys and Knets out here thinking BTS are doing Beatles numbers in America. Ummmmm.......no. Not even close. Plus how meaningful is it anyway when 1D were just compared to them a few years ago like you said? The Spice Girls got compared to them too iirc. It's honestly just a lazy media shorthand for "foreign pop group that's big with the youths"

Edited at 2019-05-16 02:12 pm (UTC)
sciencebottle 16th-May-2019 03:19 pm (UTC)
This was SO. GREAT. I loved the Beatles/retro themed stage, it fit bwl and their concept so well.

also screw off jeon jungkook stop making my heart do weird things
mallmouse 16th-May-2019 03:43 pm (UTC)
He's so perfect it's not even funny anymore.
I sent the link to my mom, let's see what she thinks.
broadcities 16th-May-2019 04:17 pm (UTC)
this was SO CUTE! my mom is the biggest beatles fan since she was young so it's so funny to me that my fave boy band is compared to her fave boy band
garnetstar38 16th-May-2019 04:26 pm (UTC)
I smiled so hard when I was watching it last night. Super fun laid back interview that let their charming personalities shine. The BWL performance in B&W was hitting my esthetic vibes hard.

The Beatles comparisons? Ehhh I follow a pretty diverse section of Army on twitter and most weren’t taking the comparison seriously. This wasn’t a comparison that was even started by fans it was completely 100% led by the media. Some are so young they don’t even have a concept of the kind of fame the Beatles had some are fans who look at the Beatles as culture vultures that appropriated black originated rock n roll rhythm & blues. Like wow I was surprised. So yeah there is more ambivalence about this narrative.
fadeintoyou 16th-May-2019 05:10 pm (UTC)

It was well worth staying up late for even though I was running on 4 hours of sleep and a day long meeting. I was not expecting so much content tbh. I was just looking for to a performance only. The black and white of the skit and performance was something I never knew I needed in my life. They looked great and came across great.

pinklunacy 16th-May-2019 06:07 pm (UTC)
Everything about this makes me super happy and proud. This is probably their best performance of BWL so far, with their best outfits. The B&W was a really nice touch.

Jungkook remains the indisputable king of 2019. Looks good, sounds good., dances good, etc etc. I adore him <3
camified 16th-May-2019 06:14 pm (UTC)
i looooved this! and i'm glad lssc did something interesting with the boys instead of just falling back on their immense popularity to carry the episode
gigabytexx 16th-May-2019 06:56 pm (UTC)
Everyone was saying that their moms were a fan of Beatles and I'm here like, my mom is the ABBA type of fan :( lol

Maybe because I'm a fan I watched their interview segment in a cute way, but tbh I'd be embarrassed if I were to watch it on TV with someone else, for example my mom. Idk why everytime they had to introduce themselves they're always looking super lost lol, i know they have to look for the camera but did they really have to make it that awkward?? XD

Also Jungkook is always perfect etc etc but Taehyung :( love him. I really like his short hair nowadays, and that glasses?? wake me up from my grave! I feel like he went on strict diet, feeling like he's getting smaller...idk.

Jin though LOL he perfectly described how being an idol is. Colored hair, also smile everyday (everytime). I feel like there's some shade in his words, but i may be thinking too much. Anyway that's cute.

Looooove how many members got their english-speaking spotlight!! Hopefully we'll get some more. I want to see them doing games tho :(
ty 17th-May-2019 02:51 am (UTC)
ia - Taehyung looks thinner
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