The BTS Exhibition has opened in Los Angeles so as a part of my BTS-filled weekend in LA, I went to check it out.
The BTS Exhibition is essentially a mini-museum about BTS, specifically about their Proof album but covering the entirety of their career much like that album does. There are vignettes of scenes and icons from various music videos and tons of photos from over the years. There are two floors full of stuff to see.
I’ll be honest and say the vast majority of things seen in the exhibits are things you can see in the photobooks and online. The only things that were included that can’t be seen elsewhere are the icons, sets, and photo ops. There may have been some Proof concept photos that were unseen included throughout, but I’m not entirely certain of that. I do wish there was something more exclusive or wow-worthy in the exhibit, even if it was just music show trophies for Yet To Come. Anything that would be very special and impossible to see otherwise would have made the exhibit go from good to great.
There was a very strict photo and video policy for the place, where they didn’t even want your phone out except at designated photo op spots. The vast majority of the exhibition is un-documentable, which is understandable for copyright reasons and also keeping an air of exclusivity to the experience. There were many interesting setups that could have made cool photo opportunities but weren’t. The photo ops that were there were mostly really cool, the only one that was a little odd was with the Yet To Come music video attire the members wore. Most people, including my friend and I, didn’t take any photos at that point because it was just an odd thing to take a photo with.
I do like the photos I did get from the exhibition and I did enjoy myself overall. I even got a little choked up at the very end where a series of videos of the BTS members saying goodbye at concerts play on a loop, wishing you goodbye at the exhibition as well. With the group currently doing their military service and solo work, it was a bittersweet feeling to say goodbye to them.
Overall I’d say if you are a diehard ARMY, you definitely should go to one of these BTS Exhibitions. I wouldn’t say it is a must-do for casual fans if I’m honest. While it was good and enjoyable, I do think it could have been better.
What group or artist would you enjoy an exhibit of? Let me know with a comment.
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