Interviewer Myungseok Kang asked Jungkook about how not only does he influence ARMYs but how they influence him. He said, “This influence is something you’ve crafted with your fandom, ARMY. I imagine you’ve been influenced not only by the other members but also by ARMY since you were young.”
Jungkook explained how even though there are so many factors that make up a concert; it’s nothing without ARMY. They’re the reason they do everything, and it wouldn’t be possible without their buying tickets and attendance. He even said, “they’re [ARMYs are] the main characters.”
There’s a lot going on inside a concert venue: the lighting, the stage, the floor, the stage design, the video projected on the screen. Plus there’s the music, the dancing, and us. Even if they’re all in balance, ARMY has to be there to complete the scene. When it comes to our concerts, ARMY are the ones who bought the tickets and they’re the main characters.
He explained that he feels that BTS and ARMY are each others’ source of strength. He said that he feels like saying that they “like” or “love” each other is not even enough to describe their relationship.
I think everything we focus on comes back down to ARMY. We share in each other’s feelings and they’re the source of our strength, and I think they have synergy with us. It’s not enough to just say ARMY and us like each other, or that we love each other. There’s definitely more to it than that. It’s, well—I don’t know. It’s hard to put into words. (laughs)
Myungseok added, “I think you need ARMY to be there at the concert for you to fully realize the concert you’re aiming for.” Jungkook agreed, saying, “Yes, exactly! Even if everything’s set up and we’re in front of the camera, if ARMY’s not there, it’s a completely different concert.” No one misses live concerts more than BTS, obviously.
Even when ARMY’s there and there’s a live camera broadcasting it, I’m like, There’s a camera? Sure. Obviously I care about it when I have to say hello to ARMY sitting on the other side, in front of their screens. Other than that, I get all my energy from all the ARMY sitting right in front of me. That’s how much they mean to me. It’s completely different.
It’s safe to say that after reading this interview, we’re all freaking out right now. Seriously, no one loves their fans like BTS does.
He called us the main characters.. it’s not enough to say we love each other… synergy… we share in each other’s feelings…
can you hear me crying? pic.twitter.com/bVT5Hdk1Qe
— fatima (@fatimafarha_) July 26, 2021
"they're the main character"
"they're the source of our strength"
I'M CRYING 😭😭 pic.twitter.com/sISDZ3jJRM
— myra⁷ (@jimincIoud) July 26, 2021
i can't believe THE jeon jungkook just called us the main characters i miss him even more now 😞 pic.twitter.com/AezndNRUQL
— rice⁷ (@agustdidas) July 26, 2021
So, next time you feel down, unimportant, or unloved, remember that Jungkook referred to you as the “main character” and that you are his source of strength.