Fans Are Breaking the Law for the Free BTS Concert

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BTS is performing a free concert this Wednesday at Central Park and fans have already got attention from the NYPD.

BTS, Bangtan Sonyeondan (meaning Bulletproof Boy Scouts), is a South Korean seven-member band that is taking over the world with their coordinated dancing, flashy music videos, and catchy songs. BTS, also known as the Bangtan Boys, is part of the K-Pop (Korean Pop) fever that has taken over many young teens’ minds.


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The band went through a rigorous audition process in Korea and was finally formed in 2013. Their first album was labeled 2 Cool 4 Skool which had nine songs and two hidden songs.

Ever since then BTS has been on the rise, releasing bigger and more far-reaching music. In 2017 they were one of the first Korean Artists to debut at the American Music Awards and during that same year be the first in their genre to win a Billboard Music Award.

The K-Pop group now has a giant and loyal following called ARMY, and that ARMY is currently waiting day and night in a colony of tents to see BTS perform free in New York at Central Park. Nothing will seem to stop these dedicated fans, not the law.

The NYPD recently released a statement telling the fans camping in the park is not permitted.

But with some fans already camped out there for a week, the NYPD might have a hard time fighting the ARMY and BTS fever.