BTS’ Live Concert ‘Map of the Soul: ON:E’ Was a Virtual Dream Come True
BTS made ARMY’s dreams come true with their “Map of the Soul: ON:E” two-day concert experience.
The K-pop group kicked off their concert experience on October 10, and they have surpassed their record.
The “Map of the Soul: ON:E” had an incredible number of 993,000 viewers across 191 countries. This count is a record-breaker to their “Bang Bang Con: The Live,” which had 756,000 viewers in 107 countries.
The official numbers of the viewers of the Map of The Soul ON:E @BTS_twt concerts were 993,000 people from 191 countries over the world. Total 84 countries (or cities) were increased comparing to ‘BangBangCon The live’ that was viewed in 107 counties.https://t.co/Xiefnsh4sc pic.twitter.com/nkVVYMtg13
— ᴮᴱSoo Choi⁷💜Jimin Day💛 (@choi_bts2) October 12, 2020
However, the septet’s record-breaking numbers were not the highlight of this highly-virtual augmented live experience. BTS showcased their love and appreciation to their BTS ARMY as they put their heart and soul in each performance.
The concert started in Seoul with a firecracker performance of the group’s song “ON” from their Map of the Soul: 7 album. As the live show continued, the group gave their ARMY an incredible setlist as they performed their biggest hits such as “Dionysus,” “DNA,” “Dope,” “Boy with Luv,” and many more.
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— 보나스♡⟭⟬⟬⟭ (@bonunzabonus) October 10, 2020
BTS not only gave incredible group performances, but each member had their solo throughout the concert to showcase each unique persona. The solo performances showcased RM’s rendition of “Persona,” Suga to “Shadow,” Jungkook to “My Time,” Jin to “Moon,” V (Kim Taehyung) to “Inner Child,” J-hope to “Ego,” and Jimin to “Filter.” As each solo was a mesmerizing experience, the BTS ARMY could not stop gushing over Jimin’s choreography to his Latin-laden song.
Only one of the best moments from BTS’ Map of the Soul ON:E Day 1:
I’ve heard of the JIMIN effect but I never had it so bad to where I couldn’t sleep because of it ❤️#BTS #MapOfTheSoulOne #MapOfTheSoulOne_D1 #MAP_OF_THE_SOUL_ONE #JIMIN #FilterFirstStage pic.twitter.com/XWLyWIgH1J
— ᴮᴱRonnie⁷🌻 (@KookieMyFeels) October 10, 2020
As the concert developed, BTS could not help but express their love for their ARMY. Throughout, each member described how they couldn’t wait until they could perform for their fans in person. The emotion was visible as Jimin could not hold back his tears, wishing they could see their fans.
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I’m really crying but I don’t want to see you cry😭 smile remember our army is always in the heart BTS always smile this concert we will give a million love to everyone around the world. pic.twitter.com/Gja3zvPtjF
— Kimsora (@Kimsora81733404) October 10, 2020
However, as their ARMY surrounded their stage through virtual screens, and as “ARMY Bombs” filled the seats, they expressed how they felt their ARMY was there with them despite the distance.
DO YALL SEE THE ARMY BOMBS ON THE CHAIRS KHWNWEHJEHEJR MY HEART 😭😭😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/cV3CqHk763
— ᴮᴱashii⁷ (@ashipjm) October 10, 2020
On Twitter, BTS received loved left and right.
— Brian Patrick Byrneᴮᴱ (@bybrianbyrne) October 10, 2020
The WWE superstar and actor, John Cena, has never been shy from showing his BTS appreciation. Cena took to Twitter, saying, “My respect for this group continues to grow,” as he expresses how humble and hardworking the group is.
My respect for this group continues to grow. Always give back, always give credit, stay humble, work hard, listen, appreciate, and acknowledge those who help you. Cheers #BTS forever a class act #WeAreNotSevenWithYou
— John Cena (@JohnCena) October 10, 2020
The K-pop group closed their concert with their 2020 hit “Dynamite,” and their ARMY-dedicated song “We Are Bulletproof: The Eternal.”
WE ARE BULLETPROOF, ALWAYS.
— 💜 Jimin … ⁷ BE (@Sunn_003) October 10, 2020
Overall, BTS gave their ARMY a virtual experience of a lifetime. It is safe to say the group is making history as they work hard to provide their fans with joy and excitement during these challenging times.