Seoul hosts big crowds as BTS fans commemorate 10-year anniversary By Reuters

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SEOUL (Reuters) -An approximated 400,000 individuals collected in South Korea’s capital Seoul on Saturday as fans from around the world honored the 10th anniversary of the launching of K-Pop young boy band juggernaut BTS.

The band is on momentary break as a group with 2 of its 7 members presently doing obligatory military service, however that did not stop a host of celebratory occasions today dealing with a faithful fanbase referred to as “ARMY”.

At the “BTS 10th Anniversary FESTA” at Han River Park in Seoul on Saturday, 10s of countless fans roamed amongst different exhibitions consisting of a BTS history wall, phase outfits and celebratory sculptures, lots of in the band’s signature purple colour.

With struck tunes playing in the background, fans danced under dubious trees or bonded over their preferred band members.

“Through this event I think we can get experience (of) how we build up our connection with BTS and ARMY,” stated Audrey Lintner, a 28-year-old master’s degree trainee from Sri Lanka who was participating in the occasion.

BTS leader RM later on read out fan messages, carried out and gotten calls from fellow members Jung Kook and V at the event.

“Time goes by so fast. Everything has changed, and I’ve changed a lot. I’m not sure what I’m going to be doing with what feelings on the 15th and 20th anniversaries, but my love for you won’t change,” RM informed fans.

The celebrations climaxed with a fireworks reveal on the Han River, with organisers, regional authorities and fire authorities approximating about 400,000 individuals in presence by 9 p.m. (1200 GMT), according to Yonhap news company.

“Thank you so much for giving us great music and performances for the past 10 years,” stated Kim Hye-won, a 30-year-old who has actually been a fan because 2018.

“I’ll continue to be an ARMY for 10, 20, 30 years, so I hope you as artists, singers, extend a lot of positive influence for a long, long time.”


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