BTS Busan concert(Yet To Come in BUSAN) was held at 6 pm on October 15, 2022.
Busan turned into a “purple” city, and It’s not because of the purple night view.
Global ARMY gathered in Busan, matching the “purple” dress code with happy faces.
Let’s take a look at the vividness of the BTS Busan concert together!!
- 1. Yet To Come in BUSAN
- 2. ARMY visiting Busan
- 3. The City project in Busan
- 4. Proof: Performance in Busan
- 5. Concert result
1. Yet To Come in BUSAN
On October 15, 2022, BTS held a concert ‘Yet To Come in BUSAN’ at the Busan Asiad Main Stadium to pray for the hosting of the 2030 Busan World Expo.
The BTS Busan concert was a free concert held by BTS who is ambassador for the 2030 Busan World Expo, and total 50,000 audience(60% Koreans + 40% foreigners) attended the concert.
In addition to the in-person performance, large screens set up in the outdoor parking lot of the Busan Port International Passenger Terminal and a special stage at Haeundae Beach.
It enabled audiences elsewhere in the southeastern city to watch the BTS Busan concert as if they were in the stadium themselves.
Also many global ARMY enjoyed the BTS Busan concert through online live streaming on various platforms such as Weverse, Zepeto, and Naver Now as well as television broadcasts.
Weverse featured subtitles in eight languages, including Korean, English, Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, Indonesian, Vietnamese and Thai. Its live-chat function further enhanced the convenience for global viewers.
2. ARMY visiting Busan
From the morning of October 15, the day of the concert, the scenery of Busan Station was full of purple color.
Most of the foreign fans, as well as Koreans, were enjoying the homogeneity as ARMY by matching the dress code with purple outfits and purple masks.
Most of the foreign fans were passionate ARMY who flew across the sea and sky to watch the BTS Busan concert.
In Busan Station, a BTS pop-up store has also been operating since October 5th. On the day of the concert, many fans visited the pop-up store to purchase BTS MD.
After shopping, they gathered and headed to the Busan Asiad Main Stadium and live-play site with excitement.
3. The City project in Busan
The addition of “The City” project is taking things to another level in Busan.
“The City” refers to a project to turn the port city into an “urban concert play park” featuring various events throughout the area before and after the BTS Busan concert.
From October 11th to 17th, Busan City created ‘Borahae Busan’ by lighting purple landscape lights on major landmarks and outdoor billboards in the city at night.
The purple night view of Busan, including Busan Tower, Busan City Hall, Gwangan Bridge, and Namhang Bridge, is a big attraction not only for ARMY but also for local people.
BTS first hosted a similar project in April for a concert in Las Vegas, which promoted itself at the time by coloring the entire city with purple, the group’s signature color, and changing the name of the official Twitter account of the Las Vegas Tourism Board to “Borahaegas,” a combination of BTS’ slogan “Borahae” — “I purple you” — and Las Vegas.
The project, which kicked off on Oct. 5, is transforming the entirety of Busan into a huge festival venue.
Various themed programs, including the “2022 BTS Exhibition: Proof” illustrating BTS’ nine-year history, official item sales stores selling Busan-themed “city signature” products, a theme package created in collaboration with five hotels in Busan, and a multimedia show with BTS’ music as the soundtrack.
Detailed information can be found on the BTS Weverse page and official social media accounts.
4. Proof: Performance in Busan
Proof: The Anthology Album
BTS’ concert came only months after the release of their anthology album “Proof,” which outlines their history.
The album, which dropped in June, wrapped up the 9-year-old group’s first chapter in their career.
The concert featured the legendary performances and music videos that made BTS what it is today, and most of the set list were hit songs to encourage everyone, not just fans, to sing along and enjoy.
5. Concert result
BTS started the performance with “Mike Drop,” which features stormy rap, and ran nonstop until “Run BTS” and “Run.”
BTS delighted fans with a completely different setlist from the “permission to dance on stage” that has continued since last year.
Instead of songs such as “DNA,” “Permission to Dance,” “On,” and “Blood Sweat and Tears,” the performance was enriched with songs such as “00:00,” “Butterfly,” “UGH!,” and “BTS Cypher Part 3.”
The performance ended with an encore song, “Spring Day,” “Proof,” and the title song “Yet to Come,” which featured messages of missing fans.
It was meaningful that it was the last BTS performance before joining the military for the duty of national defense.
The number of online live streaming plays at the concert reached about 49.07 million.
BTS’s performance was held successfully, with about 50,000 people watching the performance at the Busan Asiad Main Stadium and about 10,000 people watching the performance at the “Live Play” at the outdoor parking lot of the Busan Port International Passenger Terminal.
Various side events also gained popularity. Nearly 20,000 visitors visited the “2022 BTS Exhibition: Proof” held in Seoul and Busan until October 15th. About two-thirds of the cumulative visitors to the Busan exhibition were counted as foreigners.
10,000 visitors visited the official MD store in Busan where visitors can meet Busan-themed “City Signature” products.
Also BTS Theme package hotels were reserved two-thirds of foreign guests.