For the first time ever, we were more excited for another country’s New Year’s Eve celebration. Honestly, it’s a low bar because I don’t even love New Year’s Eve to begin with! This year, I decided to split a ticket with a friend so that we could watch BTS’s label, Big Hit, throw their New Year’s Eve concert special. While the performances were pre-recorded due to COVID restrictions, they still aired it “live.” And if we do the math, live by Korea times equals to me waking up at 4:00 AM Pacific Time and wrapping up the show by 7:30 AM Pacific Time. The next day felt like the longest day ever as I tried to bring myself back to my normal sleep schedule, but it was worth it. Somehow, I managed to make it to midnight for our own New Year’s Eve, but fell asleep promptly after.
BTS performed their usual hits as of late, “Dynamite” and “Life Goes On,” but they also brought back a classic: “Best of Me.” Even though I wished their set list could have been longer, their collaborations with Steve Aoki, Lauv, and Halsey were still a treat. Big Hit wouldn’t share all of their performances with us, but they did post “Dynamite” and I never get tired of watching it. I’m also sharing TXT and Enhypen performances which I also loved!