BTS has just finished their first PERMISSION TO DANCE ON STAGE show in Seoul and, as expected, it was purely magical for all those lucky enough to be at the Olympic Stadium and those watching at home through the live stream.
Yet, as known to fans when the concert was first announced, the COVID-19 pandemic meant that fans weren’t allowed to shout or scream during the show. BIGHIT MUSIC was prepared and gave each ARMY in attendance a cute clapper to show their love and to do the fanchants.
THE CLAPPERS ARE SOOO CUTE!! WE UNDERESTIMATED IT NOT KNOWING THIS WOULD BE SO CUTE 🥺 pic.twitter.com/6XcMoHnU4Z
— Perrie Manoban 🪑👀 | MINMARCH 😸 (@itsMeColliee) March 10, 2022
Well, the members couldnt help but agree with the fact that it was frustrating for ARMYs. During recent broadcasts, the members have been joking about how fans are going to react when they remember that they can’t scream, and Jin even had the perfect example.
Even in the soundcheck, ARMYs were struggling to control their excitement, and even when one accidentally screamed, the members knew them too well and even tried to reassure them that screaming was okay…
helpsksks karmys accidentally screamed once they saw the boys at sc and then immediately picked up their clappers and because of the that the boys began to laugh and told them "you can do it!" 😭
— 〞 (@ddaengworldwide) March 10, 2022
And then realized that they probably had to do it themselves!
🐿 SAY YEAAHHHHHH
ARMYS : 💀💀💀💀
🐨 make some noise~~
🐨 looks like we're have to do it by oneself
— LOVELY JIN | slow (@seokjinybae) March 10, 2022
When it came to the actual show, it seemed like ARMYs knew they had to control themselves. But it seems like BIGHIT still wanted to create the atmosphere, and viewers noticed that there were fake screams during the stream, and Jimin even confirmed that this was the case.
🐥 I think they put in cheers sounds for us, didn't they?
— christa⁷ 🐱🎂 (@ryuminating) March 10, 2022
Luckily, BTS were prepared and knew that if ARMYs couldn’t cheer and scream, it was up to them, with J-Hope adding, “Since you can’t scream, we’ll scream for you.” It started from the very beginning with the introduction.
Although it seems almost impossible for ARMYs not to forget the rules and join in on J-Hope’s iconic and interactive introduction, they couldn’t scream along. But the other members were on hand to make sure that J-Hope got his proper introduction…
— ME (@bebe_sope2) March 10, 2022
And so did Suga! The rest of BTS made sure that ARMYs’ voices were heard across the arena, even if they couldn’t do it themselves.
— ME (@bebe_sope2) March 10, 2022
Even throughout the show, BTS kept making sure that even though they might forget that ARMYs aren’t allowed to scream…
Yoongi is saying just in case they accidentally end up saying "make some noise" or "SAY ______!", please just say it from your heart cause they have a habit 😭
— Sel⁷ (@BTStranslation_) March 10, 2022
Of course, not even the strictest and most controlled ARMYs can resist screaming at some point, especially considering how epic the concert was. In particular, when the group busted into a dance break for the crowd, all cards were off the table.
YEAH WHEN THE DANCE BREAK STARTED HALF OF THE VENUE SAID FUCK IT AND SCREAMED ANYWAYS 😭😭🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
— Diana⁷ 🇦🇷 🇰🇷 PTD IN 60 MINUTES 😭💜 (@MayaPark28) March 10, 2022
As always, BTS once again made sure that ARMYs didn’t feel downhearted by the fact they couldn’t scream. They used their own voices to make sure the audience knew they felt the love. Anyway, nobody is a bigger fan of BTS than the members themselves.
You can read more about BTS making sure ARMYs can show their love, even with the COVID-19 restrictions below.