photo by Erin Baek

BTS fans flocked to SoFi Stadium to see their favorites after a long Covid driven dry spell.

by Deborah Son, Staff Reporter

Bangtan Sonyeondan, worldwide known as BTS, is back in Los Angeles with their new record-breaking songs. In 2021, the fandom called Army was able to attend their first in-person concert since the pandemic. The four-day concert took place at SoFi Stadium from November 27, 2021, to December 2, 2021, at 7:30 pm. All the 200,000 concert tickets were sold out in a matter of seconds, making BTS the first artists to sell out all four concerts at SoFi Stadium. Because the tickets were sold out so fast, some fans say that the tickets were sold out even before being released to the public, even with a 70,000 capacity. 

Erin Baek, a freshman at Cypress High School who attended the concert said, “I felt inspired because I know that Kpop is something really hard to succeed in but they did it. I also liked how wholesome people were, standing up for each other in the lines.” 

The seven superstars in BTS are RM (Kim Namjoon) being the leader, Jin (Kim Seokjin), SUGA (Min Yoongi), J-Hope (Jung Hoseok), Jimin (Park Jimin), V (Kim Taehyung), and Jeongguk (Jeon Jungkook), who first made their debut on June 12, 2013. According to the LA Times, there are “over 40.8 million Armys all over the world” supporting BTS. Their most recent song that was ranked #1 on billboards was “Permission to Dance,” which captured many hearts, following “Butter” and “Dynamite.” One of the highlights from the concert was that three fans dressed up in LED costumes to get BTS’s attention from the large crowd. The trio of blue, yellow, and red, lit up the whole stadium. During the concert, Megan Thee Stallion made a special appearance for the song, “Butter.” As Army sang along with BTS, the changing colors from the lightsticks made the night special. “Borahae Army!”