Korean band BTS is back in action as the squad entertained its vase army during an online concert on Saturday.
The online concert was organized under the title “Map of The Soul ON: E”. The virtual event came after the boyband planned to organize an in-person show for a limited audience, in line with the South Korean government’s tightened social distancing curbs.
According to Reuters news agency, the band’s latest success was “Dynamite”, its first song entirely in English, which topped the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart last month.
“You’re not here but I feel you here as if I can hear your chants, and next time let’s really be here together,” vocalist V, or Kim Tae-Hyung, told fans.
The band’s management company, Big Hit Company, has not revealed how many people had watched the show. Reuters stated that it garnered some 114 million real-time “cheer clicks,” a sign of approval that fans can press multiple times.
Thousands of fans were seen in a background wall of small screens. Fans were seen cheering and enjoying from around the world. Many were seen waving light sticks known as “army bombs”.
A chat room was also opened to allow fans to post comments.
“Their songs gave comfort in these tough times and made me a fan,” said An Ji-won, 40, after breaking down in tears as she watched the show.
“They sing to say everything will be OK and to cheer up, which I think is why all fans around the world love them.”