'Bang Bang Con The Live': BTS's paid online concert is coming in June but ARMY says they're too broke to pay
After teasing they would visit the ARMY again and causing a flurry of wild speculations, BTS has finally announced that they will greet their fans via a live concert in June.
Big Hit Entertainment has revealed the launch of 'Bang Bang Con The Live', an online live concert that appears to be a substitute for BTS' 'Map of the Soul: 7' world tour which had to be canceled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The online extravaganza, which is scheduled for June 14 at 6pm KST / 2am PT, will allow the ARMY to continue practicing social distancing as they enjoy BTS live with "special multi-view features". Fans can also participate in a virtual meet-and-greet session with the members via the 'Bang Bang Con' exclusive room.
The concert will be available via pay-per-view on the app Weverse, the fan community platform created by Big Hit to allow their idols to directly interact with fans. One can begin purchasing tickets on June 1 at 1pm KST / May 31 at 9pm PT via the Weverse Shop when pre-sales begin.
The ARMY was naturally ecstatic. "My morning starts with this news #BANGBANGCON_TheLive!!!!! Live!!!!! What if they perform the songs from the Most:7?!!!!!" asked one excited fan. Another stated, "I cannot wait to buy this!!! Soooo excited!" Others, who were meant to see the group live for their 'MotS: 7' tour, found the news bittersweet, stating, "Live concert when I was supposed to see them just last weekend."
One fan tweeted, "#BANGBANGCON_TheLive couldn’t come quick enough! My first BTS festa!" and another shared, "SO EXCITED FOR THE SETLIST!!! #BANGBANGCON_TheLive,"
But many weren't quite as happy with the announcement, particularly, the 'pay-per-view' part of it. "I'm so broke," tweeted one unhappy fan, while another said, "#BANGBANGCON_TheLive oki, it's a paid content. bye HAHAHA." And another fan hilariously stated, "I'M SCREAMING WE'RE GONNA WATCH ILLEGALLY AGAIN GSKSHSKSH #BANGBANGCON_TheLive."
Many fans had theories about what to expect from the concert. Noticing the image shared with the announcement, one fan wondered, "Yo wait hold up there’s a freaking guitar there on the #BANGBANGCON_TheLive announcement we getting ACOUSTIC @BTS_twt performances???"
Another hawk-eyed fan noted, "According to Kmedia Bang Bang Con The Live is like an intimate housewarming party so what if the boys perform the acoustic versions of their new songs?!???!?!" Seeing the speculation, one ARMY asked, "What if its in their dorms???" while another stated, "I feel like they're gonna do the concert in their own room."
Fans also began speculating about the setlist for the show. While some wondered whether BTS' latest music will be a part of the concert, others had different ideas in mind.
One fan asked, "Are they adding vmin friends on the set list? coz i aint ready for that #BANGBANGCON_TheLive," while another mused, "Imagine Jimin & V performing 'Friends' on the #BANGBANGCON_TheLive."
Another fan stated, "Yeah but imagine an intimate acoustic performance of We Are Bulltproof: The Eternal???? What do we do then???" If past concerts are anything to go by, there will probably be a whole lot of screaming and loud tweeting.
Some fans also had a few song requests. "PUT HOME AND PARADISE PLZ I BEG #BANGBANGCON_TheLive," tweeted one fan, while another said, "OMFG DOES THIS MEAN THEY ARE GONNA PERFORM UGH! CAUSE IF THEY DO B***HHH."
After the monumental success of 'Bang Bang Con', it's no surprise Big Hit is choosing to continue with the online concert format but it will certainly be interesting to see how they up the ante in subsequent events.