When it was announced in February that BTS would be returning to America for their PERMISSION TO DANCE ON STAGE shows in Las Vegas, ARMYs were excited AF. In particular, when it was revealed that the group would be holding four in-person concerts in Las Vegas, Nevada, in April at Allegiant Stadium, things couldn’t be more exciting.
Well, that was until BIGHIT MUSIC announced the “Borahaefication” of Las Vegas. Whether it was holding special events throughout the city…
Or signs across the city promoting the upcoming PERMISSION TO DANCE ON STAGE shows or the BTS-themed rooms in MGM resorts with special keepsakes…
And even the fact that Las Vegas LITERALLY turned purple with the hotels and attractions in the city turning the iconic BTS color to showcase support for the group.
— Vegas Eruption (@VegasEruption) April 8, 2022
WELCOME TO LAS VEGAS! You are cleared to land AND definitely don't need permission to dance. 💜💜💜 LAS is excited to help welcome #BTSARMY! #BTS_THE_CITY_LasVegas #PTD_THE_CITY_LV #PTD_ON_STAGE_LV pic.twitter.com/mtFLslFwnp
— Harry Reid International Airport (@LASairport) April 8, 2022
— 🌙B⁷ 브렌다 (@SeesawLoveDance) April 8, 2022
However, it seems as if the “Borahaefication” of Las Vegas has only gotten more elaborate and obvious during the past few hours. Not only are there literally hundreds of signs across the city with the words, “BORAHAEGAS” at every corner you look…
BTS is lighting up Vegas like it’s DYNAMITE! 💜
— Miracle Mile Shops (@MiracleMileLV) April 8, 2022
Or the fact that the Bellagio has started running their BTS shows with the world-renowned Bellagio fountains moving to the beat of iconic tracks, including “Dynamite.”
— James Schaeffer (@jamesmschaeffer) April 8, 2022
Of course, with Las Vegas literally turning purple for the BTS concerts, it isn’t surprising that people who aren’t ARMYs might be a little confused seeing the famous city transform itself for the group. In particular, locals (those who aren’t K-Pop or BTS fans) must have seemed very confused by the sudden explosion of purple and BTS.
love thinking about the vegas tourists and locals asking “whts with all the purple” and hearing “bts is in town” like thats so iconic, a whole city changing color just for them.
— love-shaped tae✿ (@philtaetos) April 8, 2022
every person in vegas when they step foot outside their house pic.twitter.com/F2bqaPfyfp
— ⁷ (@rughpline) April 8, 2022
In particular, even ARMYs have shared experiences of locals coming up to them and being very confused by the sudden change in the city.
Just finished BTS bellagio fountain and this drunk person next to me just said ”wow that was so good i really wanna see them in person” (but imagine very slurred) and i said they’re in town. she looked at her bf and started demanding tickets as she walked off. 😭😭
— Landon Mark⁷ (@stochie) April 8, 2022
some drunk guy walked past me right after 8 saying, “what the fuck is borahaegas”😭😭😭😭 #BTS_THE_CITY_LasVegas
— sky⁷ PTD LV✈️ (@ughtaesty) April 8, 2022
Even those ARMYs who live in Las Vegas couldn’t get over the grand scale of everything happening in the city and the fact they pulled out all of the stops to welcome BTS and ARMYs for the concerts.
as vegas local, i can absolutely tell you they don’t do this to everyone who has a concert here pic.twitter.com/u80B3VCEPs
— 𝐟𝐥𝐨⁷🎰 ma city 𝐁𝐎𝐑𝐀𝐇𝐀𝐄𝐆𝐀𝐒 💜 (@TATAMOCHII) April 7, 2022
With just over 12 hours until the first show, there is no denying that Las Vegas has made ARMYs even more excited than possible for the upcoming shows. The amount of effort and magic they’ve done to the city for BTS showcases just how influential the group is and the love and respect they have.
You can read more about the true “Borahaefication” of Las Vegas below.