The purple love was alive and well this weekend, thanks to the final concert of the “Love Yourself: Speak Yourself” era. From the United States to South Korea, the BTS ARMY tuned in to watch the boy band perform their setlist one last time. Here’s how fans of the K-pop group celebrated and watched this concert experience.
The BTS Army attended the ‘Love Yourself: Speak Yourself’ Concert in Seoul, South Korea
This boy band back after their period of rest and relaxation and BTS fans couldn’t be more excited to see them perform. After holding a concert in Saudi Arabia, the group returned home to South Korea for the final show of their “Love Yourself: Speak Yourself” concert tour.
Being that this was the last series of concerts for “Love Yourself: Speak Yourself,” Big Hit Entertainment and BTS went all out for fans. According to one Twitter user, there was a free photocard dispenser, massage chairs, and even photo booths where fans could take pictures with the members. As a result, ARMY from across the globe made their pilgrimage to South Korea for these concerts.
According to one translation, “MBC News reports about the BTS Seoul Final Concert, calling it a global festival packed with both Korean and foreign fans all weekend. 44,000 tickets a day were sold out before the show started. A train to Busan had to be added to accommodate more fans.” Still, BTS took it one step further for the ARMY who could not make it to Seoul this weekend, with a live stream of the concert.
Other BTS fans headed to the movie theaters to watch a live stream of the concert
For those who couldn’t get tickets to BTS’ show in Seoul, there was a solution. The K-pop idols broadcasted a live stream of the concert to movie theaters across the globe. (Although, there was some delay in the United States because of the time zone difference.) This movie theater experience took place in United States, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Japan, and South Korea and in some cinemas, the event sold out.
This was the first time ever that fans of the group could experience the concert from their local movie theaters. However, this was not the first time BTS was on the silver screen. The group previously debuted two films, Bring the Soul: The Movie and Burn the Stage: The Movie. Both broke personal records for BTS.
Fans shared their love for the group on social media, hashtagging ‘
Regardless of how fans watched the concert, some turned to social media to share their love for BTS. Some posted about their positive experience in the movie theaters, watching “Love Yourself: Speak Yourself [The Final.]
“Just went to the showing of
#SpeakYourselfTourFinal and I’m exhausted lol I wasn’t even at the actual concert and I’m tired! [My friend] and I sang and laughed the whole way through, and I’m so glad we got to watch it together,” said one Twitter user.
Music by BTS, including their recently released album Map of the Soul: Persona, is available on Spotify, Apple Music, and most major streaming platforms.