BTS’ Live Concert ‘Map of the Soul: ON:E’ Was a Virtual Dream Come True

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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. 

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. 

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. 

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.

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.

On Twitter, BTS received loved left and right. 

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. 

The K-pop group closed their concert with their 2020 hit “Dynamite,” and their ARMY-dedicated song “We Are Bulletproof: The Eternal.”

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.