Jim: I bought those boat tickets the day I saw that YouTube video. I knew we needed a backup plan. The boat was actually Plan C. The church was Plan B. And Plan A was marrying her a long, long time ago. Pretty much the day I met her.
“Pull over. Let me drive for awhile.” “It reminded me of you.” “No, no, it’s my treat.” “Come here. Let me fix it.” “I’ll walk you home.” “Have a good day at work.” “I dreamt about you last night.” “Take my seat.” “I saved a piece for you.” “I’m sorry for your loss.” “You can have half.” “Take my jacket, it’s cold outside.” “Sorry I’m late.” “Can I have this dance?” “I made your favourite.” “It’s okay. I couldn’t sleep anyway.” “Watch your step.” “Here, drink this. You’ll feel better.” “Can I hold your hand?” “You can borrow mine.” “You might like this.” “It’s not heavy. I’m stronger than I look.” “I’ll wait.” “Just because.” “Look both ways.” “I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to.” “Try some.” “Drive safely.” “Well, what do you want to do?” “One more chapter.” “Don’t worry about me.” “It looks good on you.” “Close your eyes and hold out your hands.” “That’s okay, I bought two.” “After you.” “We’ll figure it out.” “Can I kiss you?” “I like your laugh.” “Don’t cry.” “I made this for you.” “Go back to sleep.” “Is this okay?” “I picked these for you.” “I’ll drive you to the hospital.” “What do you want to watch?” “You can go first.” “Did you get my letter?” “I’ll do it for you.” “Call me when you get home.” “I think you’re beautiful.” “Are you sure?” “Have fun.” “Sit down, I’ll get it.” “I made reservations.” “I don’t mind.” “It brings out your eyes.” “There is enough room for both of us.” “You don’t have to say anything.” “Wow.” “Happy birthday.” “I’ll pick it up after work.” “It can wait until tomorrow.” “Cross my heart and hope to die.” “It’s two sugars, right?” “I’ll help you study.” “Stay over.” “I did the dishes.” “You didn’t have to ask.” “I bought you a ticket.” “You’re warm.” “No reason.” “I’ll meet you halfway.” “Take mine.” “We can share.” “I was just thinking about you.” “I want you to have this.” “Call me if you need anything.” “Do you want to come too?” “I’ll still be here when you’re ready.” “Is your seatbelt on?” “Sweet dreams.” “I was in the neighbourhood.” “Stay there. I’m coming to get you.” “The key is under the mat.” “It doesn’t bother me.” “You’re important too.” “I saved you a seat.” “I’ll see you later.” “I noticed.” “You can tell me anything.” “I hope you like it.” “I want you to be happy.” “I believe in you.” “You can do it.” “Good luck.” “I brought you an umbrella.” “I’ll pick you up at the airport.” “Take a deep breath.” “Be careful.” And…
“I WENT TO BTS’ TALK SHOW (Late Late Show with James Corden) AS A VIEWER ㅋㅋㅋㅋ
The mom of a friend of mine who lives in the US bought tickets for us so I and my friend went to the Late Late Show as an audience. For reference, she’s an American who likes k-pop. I was seriously surprised when I went there. They were even playing Bangtan’s songs in the waiting area and the fans weren’t only singing some parts of the songs, they sang all the songs in Korean.
Also, the cheering for DNA was the loudest. Even the people who weren’t fans of BTS fell in love with them. Also, people usually stay seated when they watch a performance in a talk-show but today all the audience were standing up. Everyone was singing together until the end and the cheering at the end was solid. Even the staffs who were watching them had a dazed expression and one of the staffs even said “how can they sing like that while dancing like that? They’re so cool it’s so unfair”.
Also, I found Rapmon’s English seriously so good.Anyways, I know that Bangtan is already successful but I hope that they become even bigger k-pop stars”.
So I’m here to go on another mini rant about a YouTuber.
BrisxLife on YouTube. He is a reactor who came into the Kpop world reacting to BTS. And there are a lot of people on YouTube who first get into Kpop reacting to BTS/EXO/GOT7. A lot of them start out with those 3 groups and then kind of branch out to others and get to know them. And to be honest, I like watching people get to know members and music and I like to see genuine reactions. I have zero issues with new fans. Late to the party? So what! At least you’re here now. However, when someone is a shitty person, I’m not about it.
#1: This man just started reacting to kpop 3 months ago. And I am NOT hating on the fact that he is a new fan, but his ego is ENORMOUS. He watched a video of a guy calling him out on YouTube, and he said “I have been reacting to videos for 3 months and I have done more for the kpop community than you ever have.” First off, you don’t even fucking know this guy. He could’ve done loads for the kpop community (he hasn’t, but it’s the point.) Second, what the hell have you done for the kpop community? You react to videos and took people’s money to go to the AMAs. “I am a black man reacting to kpop. That’s unique.” No? It…isn’t? That’s the amazing thing about the kpop community. There is so much diversity and all different races and people from all different places. You are NOT the only black guy who likes kpop or reacts to it. “I have the littest vlog at the AMAs watching BTS. Go search it up right now.” Dude, I’ve seen better camera work done by my 5 year old nephew. “BTS official twitter put me in their article.” Okay? Now you’re just bragging about shit. “I was on the news in South Korea. Like? Come on.” Dude, calm down. Your fucking ego is the size of Australia.
#2: When he watched this video calling him out, he said “You need to deactivate your comments on this video. Because if you don’t, you’re going to be very sad tonight. Because Bris Gang (literally the name he gave his ‘fans’. Literally gave himself his own fandom name), we’re going to go over there and we’re going to flood the comments.” Seriously telling people to go send hate to someone and ENCOURAGING it. When he says on his channel “I just want to make people happy. I want to make people smile.”
#3: He made a GoFundMe and gave his PayPal link asking Armies to send him money so he could go and see BTS perform at the AMAs. He said in his video that he promised he would have the littest vlog at the AMAs if they did this for him and that he might even get to meet them. Lmao. In the end, they gave him over a grand. And this guy lives in compton. Which is like at most an hour drive to LA. He didn’t need that much. He just needed money for a ticket basically. So he went out, bought himself a new suit, and went to see BTS. To be honest, it rubs me the wrong way that he, a grown man with a job, asked his viewers which are 85% young teenagers….for money to go see BTS. It really made me go…what the fuck.
#4: He captioned a CL reaction “I wish CL was in BTS. She should be in BTS.” ……
And captions his Hyuna reactions “Leaving my girl for Hyuna tonight!!” Or “I left my girl for Hyuna!”
Note to his girlfriend: Please fucking drop him. Please.
#5: There is a video circulating right now of Korean people reacting to BTS’ worldwide success. To which one girl said in the interview “EXO is more popular. I like EXO more.” Which is bound to happen sometimes? Some people prefer different groups? Like…that’s a thing. BTS isn’t the only group that exists. And EXO are a bit more popular in Asia than BTS. That is actually true. And he reacted to this video and when that girl said that he paused it and went “Hold on.” And then acted like he was zipping his mouth shut, locking it and throwing away the key. And then went on to say “I mean…BTS is…you know…they’re BTS.” With a look on his face like 'Come on, you know what I mean.’ I mean…yeah they are BTS. That’s correct. And EXO is EXO. And they are also incredibly talented. And deserve fans and love as well. This is why some fanwars start. We don’t need this.
#6: He was watching a series on YouTube called An Introduction To BTS. And each member has a 20+ minute video that this person took their time to make basically telling you important things about each member. When he was watching Jin’s version, there was a part in the video where it talked about how during their debut stage, his pants fell down due to the mic pack being too heavy on them and when the stage was over, he cried. And he looked at the screen with this like 'what the fuck’ face and said “Why are you crying man? Cut that shit out.” Or something like that in a really weird way. Like saying men shouldn’t cry or it was a stupid thing to cry over. Okay first off, idols train for a long time, some for 5+ years and they expect every detail to be perfect when they debut, and a lot of idols…including Jin, pick at themselves and think that they aren’t good enough or talented enough and they try so hard. Imagine training for years for this one moment and perfecting it, only for the moment to come…and your pants fall down. That is definitely a reason to cry. He was upset and disappointed. Leave him alone.
#7: As everyone knows, the kpop world lost a beautiful, incredible talent 2 weeks ago. Kim Jonghyun of SHINee. I miss him so much. May he always rest in peace. And BrisxLife took advantage of this tragedy, and made reaction videos to either just Jonghyun or SHINee all together with #RIPJonghyun in the title of all of them and put them into parts. He even made a reaction to a tribute video. Who makes a reaction to a tribute video? So just that in general…rubbed me the wrong way. But wait, there’s more. He MONETIZED three of these videos. T H R E E. For those of you who don’t know, that is when you turn something on on your videos on YouTube to make MONEY off of them. It is automatically off when you upload and you choose to turn it on. So he was making money off of a tragedy. Off of someone’s pain. Someone’s depression. Someone’s suicide. And if that isn’t one of the most disgusting things I’ve ever heard…I have no idea what is.
Anyway in conclusion: BrisxLife rubs me the wrong way and makes me uncomfortable. He has done nothing for the kpop community? Lmao. He has made a bad name for kpop reactors. And he has made money off of tragedy. And I can only speak for myself but…as an ARMY…I don’t fucking claim this guy. And that concludes another one of my rants about a YouTuber.
A list of the unforgivable things Rian Johnson has done to the characters in TLJ
Character assassinating Luke Skywalker. The real Luke who risked his own life to try and bring his father back to the Light would never have even thought of killing his own family member. No wonder Mark felt offended.
Making Leia Organa unlikable by having her slap and stun Poe whom she knew had only recently recovered from torture.
Making Rose Tico unlikable by having her tazer Finn into unconsciousness whom she knew had just barely recovered from a life-threatening injury, and playing the whole thing off for laughs.
Character assassinating Poe Dameron. The real Poe from BTA, TFA and the Poe Dameron comics would not behave this way to neither his superiors nor his subordinates. No wonder Oscar felt offended.
Character assassinating Rey. The real Rey from TFA wouldn’t sympathise with someone whom she had seen attack civilians, who abducted her and invaded her mind against her will, who hurt her and murdered and almost murdered her friends.
Sidelining Finn, the male hero of TFA, into a pointless, irrelevant B-plot and giving him the exact same story arc he had already gone through in the previous movie, and treating him like a comic relief buffoon.
Completely ignoring Finn for most of the promotional campaign, and at the last moment lying about how Finn was still a main character and just as important as Rey.
Queerbaiting FinnPoe and then lying about how he couldn’t have known people would get their hopes up.
Killing off Amilyn Holdo, the first actual on-screen LGBT+ character in a SW movie.
There. I thought it would be good to have them all in one place. Please feel free to add to the list should I have forgotten something.
(And don’t forget to return those movie tickets and merch you might have bought, and to encourage others to do the same. I know I’m sounding like a broken record here but this is really crucial)
Ticket sales could approach the half-billion dollar range as slower, steadier sales with higher returns replace sellouts as the barometer for success
Taylor Swift is on track to chart one of the highest-grossing tours of all time, with projections that she could sell $450 million worth of tickets on her Reputation stadium tour which kicks off this summer.
Swift is using a strategy deployed by Jay-Z and bands like The Rolling Stones – price tickets high and have seats available on the primary market up until the day of show. That means few, if any, early sellouts but huge revenues, as tickets, especially premium seats, are marked up much higher than previous tours. While several recent stories have warned of poor ticket sales – including a New York Post article this morning – those close to Swift say the “Look What You Made Me Do” singer sold $180 million worth of tickets in the first seven days of sales – that’s four days of sales through the Verified Fan platform and three days of sales to the general public that began Dec. 13. Swift is planning to add eight more shows to the North American leg of her tour for a total of 41 shows, with double, and in some cases triple, visits to major cities.
In markets like Los Angeles, Swift has sold 110,000 tickets for her May 18 and 19 concerts at the Rose Bowl, an increase of 36 percent over her 2015 visit, where she performed six shows at Staples Center for 81,000 fans. Thousands of tickets for both Rose Bowl concerts are still available and promoter Louis Messina told Billboard in December he was confident every show on the tour would sell out over the next five months. (The Reputation Tour kicks off May 8 in Glendale, Arizona.)
Sources now tell Billboard each show on the tour is forecast to sell between $7.5 million and $10 million worth of tickets. Couple that with six shows in Europe and five shows in Australia and New Zealand, and Swift is looking at earning anywhere between $390 million and $510 million for the Reputation Tour, putting her on track to have one of the top-grossing tours of all time based on Billboard Boxscores. (A request for comment from representatives for Swift and promoter AEG was not returned as of press time.)
Swift is looking at a huge earnout despite not having sold out a single show on her tour, a stark contrast from her 1989 Tour in 2015 which sold out in seconds. Swift watched as tickets were rapidly bought up by scalpers and bots and then resold on secondary sites like StubHub at high markups, sometimes three, four or five times face value. Hoping to capture more of the revenue for her Reputation Tour, Swift sold her tickets at much higher prices than in previous years, fetching upwards of $500 for floor seats, $800 for pit passes and $1,500 for VIP tickets.
The idea is to charge what people end up eventually paying for the ticket on the secondary market, capturing the revenue for the artist and making it more difficult for scalpers to flip the tickets on the secondary. While the practice does shift spending toward the artist, several ticketing professionals say they are concerned about how Swift’s high ticket prices will affect consumers.
At Houston’s NRG Stadium, where Swift plays Sept. 29, the cheapest tickets are $160 apiece, with some seats listed high up in the rafters selling for $230, meaning a young fan would have to pay between $400-$500 for a pair of tickets to her show.
“Whenever I see an upper deck ticket priced above $200 for a football stadium tour I have a hard time imagining that fan will leave the show thinking they got their money’s worth,” says Patrick Ryan, co-founder of ticketing and distribution company Eventellect. “Regardless of whether they bought that ticket on the primary or secondary market, $200 is a lot to spend on a seat literally in the rafters.”
While Ryan says he believes it is "good that the artist is taking a harder look at the ticket prices and isn’t focused on getting an immediate sellout,” he said the consequences of high ticket prices could mean fans "go to fewer sporting events and other concerts during that same time frame.”
"Overall, it’s good and smart for Taylor to price her tickets higher,” he says, "but it could cannibalize other games or shows, because for most consumers, they don’t have an endless budget.”
There’s also a larger question about whether the days of instant tour sellouts are gone, replaced by a “slow ticketing” model where platforms like Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan allow only a few fans to purchase tickets at a time. After running a month-long promotion for Taylor Swift Tix where fans were encouraged to buy her albums and merchandise in order to “boost” their chances of getting a good ticket, Swift began selling a small number of tickets to fans on Dec. 5, only allowing three people at a time into the purchase queue to complete transactions.
As each day of the Verified Fan presale passed, more buyers were allowed into the sales queue – the idea was to weed out scalpers who often overwhelm an onsale with ticketing bots and automated programs that allow them to buy up tickets faster than fans. What Ticketmaster wants to avoid is having all the tickets sell out in seconds and then have fans turn to sites like StubHub for available tickets.
"We’d like to sell the last ticket to her concert when she takes the stage each night,” David Marcus, executive vp and head of music at Ticketmaster, told Billboard last month. “We’re not trying to sell all of her tickets in one minute; we’re trying to figure out how to sell tickets in a more modern way.”
◇ summary: It was supposed to be a weekend of mischief and fun, but when your ex-boyfriend tags along you soon realize that what happens in Vegas, doesn’t always stay in Vegas
◇ pairing: reader x Jungkook
◇ genre: angst, smut, childhood sweethearts
◇ word count: 6,508
◇ warnings: alcohol use, language, explicit sexual content
◇a/n: yes, some of you figured it out. while i was on hiatus i contemplated writing fics under a new name/identity but i can’t get anything passed you haha. @junghoe-seok is me, well was me, but i am moving this fic over here because i should have just posted it here in the first place.
“Please tell me why we are going to the airport at 4 in the damn morning?” you groan, handing your suitcase over to your cab driver who is trying hard not to laugh at your current state of sweatpants wrapped in a denim jacket.
Wendy rolls her eyes, “Y/N, we are only going to be in Vegas for 2 nights. We need to make the most of it. Plus, the tickets were like $100 less than if we left later in the afternoon. Just sleep on the plane.”
She gets in the back of the cab, hoping to close the door before your sharp tongue can come with a witty remark. But you aren’t about to let her off the hook that easily. You throw open the door, sliding into the seat next to her.
“Y/N, I don’t want to hear it. You are not going to ruin this for me! It’s my bacholerette party. I only get one” Wendy snaps, holding her hand to your face as you buckle your seat belt.
“If you’re lucky,” you mutter under your breathe, making your best friend smack your thigh loudly.
The rest of the drive is spent in silence as both of you are too tired to try and make conversation, especially since you had been up almost the entire night watching Wendy pick out her clothes for the next 2 nights. Two of you spent almost an hour picking out a black dress that looked identical to every other black dress she owned, but swore was different. As the dark purple circles settled under your eyes this morning, the only thing on your mind was getting through security and popping a Nyquil so that you could spend the rest of the flight in peace.
“We’re here,” Wendy whispers, shaking your shoulder to wake you up after what felt like five minutes. Her eyes shift past you, focusing the on something behind you, “I should have probably told you sooner, but Jungkook is coming.”
“And you’re telling me this now?” pointing to the airport outside the window “You decide to inform me that my ex-boyfriend is coming on this trip right now? You told me two days ago that he wasn’t coming because of work.” you hiss, chasing your best friend out of the car and towards the trunk.
“And he wasn’t going to! But then he called Namjoon yesterday and told him that he had managed to get the time off.” Wendy all but pleads for forgiveness, hiding behind the cab driver.
“You should’ve told him he wasn’t invited! That the plane was completely booked! The hotel was completely booked! Anything!”
She shrugs, “He’s Namjoon’s best friend, Y/N. And he had already bought his ticket, what was I supposed to do?”
You take your suitcase from the driver and make a beeline for the airport entrance, “I’m not speaking to you until we get to the gate.”
righty. people are stressing over dan and phil tickets and lemme tell you a story.
couple years ago, tatinof is announced.
me?: didn’t buy a ticket for over two weeks after they went on sale.
also me: got amazing seats.
also me: lost said ticket and bought another one to replace it a week before the show.
me: went alone, met people, had the best fucking night, was on a train full of people with cat whiskers on their faces, felt very much at home and happy.
also me: was 21 when I went to tatinof and will be a week away from being 24 when I go on the new tour. do I care about my age? no. nobody else does either. so if you’re 13 or 30, they won’t care and neither will anybody else.
moral of the story: the majority of these venues are fucking huge. they will not sell out in a day.
you. have. time.
I wasn’t front row, I was on a balcony, I didn’t have vip, and it was still one of the best nights of my life.
breathe, pals. pls. you’ll have the best night, I PROMISE.