Jin Thought BTS Would ‘Lose Money’ for Their ‘Permission to Dance On Stage – Seoul’ Concerts

On March 10, March 12, and March 13, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V, and Jungkook of BTS put on Permission to Dance On Stage – Seoul concerts. Each concert had an in-person audience. Two of the shows had online livestreams, and another was broadcast in movie theaters around the world. In a VLIVE livestream before the concerts, Jin shared that BTS were putting on the concerts despite the fact they might “lose money.”

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BTS put on ‘Permission to Dance On Stage – Seoul’ for a small audience

On March 6, Jin, J-Hope, V, and Jungkook of BTS held a VLIVE livestream to talk about the Permission to Dance On Stage – Seoul concerts. As a joke, the BTS members started a VLIVE and then immediately turned it off after introducing themselves.

Jin, J-Hope, V, and Jungkook then started a second VLIVE and titled it “JwiJjwanBbooKkweoh2.” For about 40 minutes, the four band members talked about their upcoming concerts.

Due to restrictions regarding the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Permission to Dance On Stage – Seoul had a limited in-person audience.

“And this time, it’s different from the main stadium that we usually perform in. The number of audience. 15,000 seats. Is that right? There’s a limit. So I’m sure it made things harder,” J-Hope said during the VLIVE.

Jin then explained, “This is a behind-the-scenes story… We were lucky to be able to have 15,000 seats. But if that wasn’t allowed. If we weren’t allowed to fill 15,000 seats, then we would have went to the smaller arena.”

“The stadium right next door,” J-Hope added.

“But we were lucky,” said Jin.

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Jin did not think BTS would make much money from the concerts

Toward the end of the VLIVE, Jin, J-Hope, V, and Jungkook shared what they were looking forward to about Permission to Dance On Stage – Seoul.

“First of all, I’m happy. I saw what fans said about buying tickets for the concert and stuff. They were really happy about it. The fact that we’ll have concerts in Korea,” Jin began.

The BTS singer then revealed that the band was not expecting to earn much from putting on the concerts because of the smaller audience size.

“I shouldn’t say this actually, we’re almost losing money with this concert,” he said during the VLIVE.

Even though Jin said that he expected BTS would “lose money” from putting on the concerts, he assured fans tuning into the livestream that he was “happy.”

“Just the fact that we’re preparing to practice. We prepare to practice, and because of the thought of seeing ARMY, I’m happy about the work related to concerts. So, since ARMY is happy, even though we’ll lose money, and feel tired physically, but I’m just happy,” said Jin.

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‘Permission to Dance On Stage – Seoul’ was watched by fans around the world

The Permission to Dance On Stage – Seoul concerts on March 10 and March 13 were both streamed online. The concert on March 12 was broadcast in movie theaters in multiple countries.

Following the conclusion of Permission to Dance On Stage – Seoul, Big Hit Music shared how many people watched the concerts over the course of the three days.

According to a press release, “The three-day in-person concert was attended by a total of 45,000 people in compliance with the COVID-19 protocols with a maximum capacity of 15,000 per show.”

The press release also revealed that “1.02 million” viewers “from 191 countries/regions” streamed the concerts on March 10 and March 13, and “1.4 million viewers” watched the March 12 concert in movie theaters.

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