BTS will meet fans in Busan following concerts in Paris and London; city to light up 7 iconic monuments for their homecoming
BTS will get a grand welcome when the seven-member band returns to its home country South Korea for a fan meet scheduled for June 15-16 with its Army. This is the 10th fan meeting organized officially and comes right in time to celebrate the band completing six years in the industry.
After an emotional and powerful set of performances during their world tour concerts in the U.S., London and Paris; RM, V, Jimin, Jin, Jungkook, Suga and J-Hope will head to Busan for the fan meet. In honor of the band that was one of the main reasons for the recent Korean Wave across the world, the city will light up seven of its iconic monuments to welcome them to the city.
Gwangan Bridge, Busan Cinema Center, Busan Harbor Bridge, 2 transmission towers on Hwangnyeong Mountain, the Hwamyeong Bridge and the Busan Tower at Yongdusan Park are the locations that will be lit up with purple lighting, which is symbolic to BTS, starting from June 11 evening until the band visits.
According to Busan.com, the Busan Transportation Corporation will increase the number of city trains by 18 times on the day of the fan meeting and arrange security personnel. The Busan Police Agency has deployed police officers, and the firefighting and disaster headquarters has decided to operate an emergency medical center.
The band keeps their army apprised of everything that they do through social media platforms, and recently RM did a VLine chat where he revealed what his band member Jimin was up to during flights from South Korea to London. "This is a video of Jimin studying English. He really studies from the time the plane departs to the time it lands," said RM, who is also the leader of BTS.
To this, Jimin responded by saying, "I started studying because I wanted to help our leader hyung (brother) since he was working so hard overseas." He also added that he studied by watching the animated movie 'Boss Baby' repeatedly and looking up words he wasn't familiar with. Even V is learning English and at the Red Carpet of the Billboard Music Awards, the other BTS members encouraged him to address fans and the press. The members have always been supportive of each other.
The anticipation surrounding the fan meet is not surprising considering the love the band received from fans across the globe. In fact, their concert ticket sales hit an impressive $100 million and the boys have only completed half of their world tour schedules so far. The band's entertainment agency BigHit Entertainment also hit a milestone when their corporate value was appraised at $1 billion.