BTS: How 200 Fans Can Win a Zoom Meeting With the Band
While in-person fan meetings and concerts are on hold due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the members of BTS are finding another way to meet with ARMY. On Aug. 9, 200 BTS fans will be able to take part in a Zoom meeting with Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V, and Jungkook. Here is how ARMY can enter to be selected for the special fan meeting.
BTS announced the Zoom meeting on social media
On July 28, Big Hit Music’s official Twitter account for BTS shared a link to a Weverse post announcing the fan meeting. Based on the tweet, the Zoom meeting is only available to fans who have the BTS Global Official Fanclub ARMY Membership.
In the Weverse post, Big Hit Music wrote:
“The summer is well under way, and a special day is set to begin for the boys who danced together with ARMY beneath the warmth of the sun singing of their youth, the boys and ARMY who remain in each other’s hearts in their most beautiful moments in life.
We invite ARMY to a special live meeting with BTS.
‘One Amazing Summer Day with ARMY’ will be a chance to share precious moments that BTS and ARMY created together and make more brand-new memories.”
How BTS fans can enter to win a spot in the Zoom meeting
“One Amazing Summer Day with ARMY” will take place on Aug. 9, and a specific time for the fan meeting has not yet been decided. There will be four different Zoom meetings, and each meeting will last for 30 minutes. A total of 200 fans will win an attendance slot, with each meeting having 50 participants selected.
ARMY must have the BTS Global Official Fanclub ARMY Membership, and their current membership cannot expire before Aug. 9. Each Zoom meeting will have a separate application period and drawing. To enter for the chance to win a spot in one of the meetings, a link will be provided in the Weverse post Big Hit Music posted on Twitter.
As part of the application process, fans must enter their full name, contact information, their birthday, and a KakaoTalk ID. For verification purposes, it is important for fans to write their name as it appears on their passport when filling out the application.
There are four different Zoom meetings to apply for
Fans can apply for the first scheduled meeting between noon KST and 11:59 p.m. KST on July 29, which is 11 p.m. EDT on July 28 to 10:59 a.m. EDT on July 29. Winners for the first Zoom call will be announced at 11 a.m. KST on July 30 and 10 p.m. EDT on July 29.
Applications for the second fan meeting will be open from noon KST to 11:59 p.m. KST on July 30. For fans in the U.S., the application period occurs from 11 p.m. EDT on July 29 to 10:59 a.m. EDT on July 30. Big Hit Music will announce the winners for the second round at 10 p.m. EDT on July 30 and 11 a.m. KST on July 31.
Membership holders will be able to apply for the third round beginning at noon KST until 11:59 p.m. KST on July 31, which is 11 p.m. EDT on July 30 to 10:59 a.m. EDT on July 31. Winners for the third Zoom meeting will be updated on Weverse at 10 p.m. EDT on July 31 and 11 a.m. KST on Aug. 1.
The fourth and final round will have applications open from noon KST to 11:59 p.m. KST on Aug. 1 and 11 p.m. EDT on July 31 to 10:59 a.m. EDT on Aug. 1. The winners for the final Zoom meeting will be announced at 10 p.m. EDT on Aug. 1 and 11 a.m. KST on Aug. 2.
If fans are not selected for an earlier round, they can continue applying for the following Zoom meetings until they are selected as winners.
What will the Zoom meetings with BTS be like?
In order for international winners to be verified, fans’ membership ID and the name on their application must match the full name on their passport. Only the selected winners are allowed to attend, so if there are multiple people in the frame then their access to the event will end.
According to the Weverse post, the dress code for the special fan meeting is pajamas. Participants must have their cameras on during the Zoom meetings, but fans will be muted throughout the event. Fans will be able to type their questions and comments for BTS using Zoom’s chat function.