If you were in Busan this weekend, you couldn't have missed all the purple that filled the streets! K-pop superstars BTS proved to be the best ambassadors for Busan, if not, for the country of South Korea once again as they rocked their much-anticipated "Yet To Come" concert held at Asiad Main Stadium!
SpoTV News, a local South Korean television outlet, tweeted "BTS's 'National Treasure' concert" stating that [BTS] is "the most-proud asset and cultural achievement of Korea".
If you weren't at the concert, the crowd was definitely jumping with joy as fans raised light sticks and sang along to their favorite songs!
The concert was not only to please fans, which many haven't been able to attend due to COVID-19 restrictions for three years but to also send a message to the world that "the best is yet to come." The group's leader, Rap Monster, said to the crowd during the concert, "Whatever happens, if the seven of us hope for the same and if you guys trust us, we will overcome everything and continue to be happy and hold concerts".
"Whatever happens, if the seven of us hope for the same and if you guys trust us, we will overcome everything and continue to be happy and hold concerts".
- Rap Monster, Busan concert
"Yet To Come" proved more to be a nationwide festival rather than an ordinary concert for fans. A total of 50,000 in-person tickets and 10,000 remote real-time view seats were allotted for the concert. If fans were not able to obtain a ticket, numerous live-streaming platforms, such as the Naver NOW app, were available.
"MIC Drop" proved to get the 50,000 audiences up and jumping and "Run BTS," the new song from the act's latest album "Proof" was unveiled live for the first time that night.
The oldest member of BTS, Jimin (28), expressed his gratitude to fans for attending the concert, "It's my joy and honor to be meeting you like this, being able to invite you to my hometown gives me a strange feeling." Jungook also expressed his excitement, "Busan is my and Jimin's home city, and I'm thrilled and happy to be spending time with so many Armys in Busan," Jungkook said, referring to the group's global fanbase, Army.
There were many buildings and locations to celebrate BTS in Busan! One of the areas, Gamcheon Culture Village in Saha-gu is a tourist destination in Busan popular for the mural paintings in every alley. There was even a mural of Jungook and Jimin!
Make sure to check out our visit to Busan prior to the concert as we discuss our experience and other cool locations to check out in the city!
Let us know if you were at the concert and what was your experience like! We would love to hear from you!