As the members of BTS concluded their live stream concert on the 14th of June 2020, the members couldn’t help but tear up towards the end. While Jin spoke on his gratefulness towards the members, the company and the fans, as well as the contract renewal from 2018, the rest of the members gave equally touching speeches in the emotionally charged moment.
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"공연 관련된 공지가 나가면서 사실 진짜 공연이 너무 하고 싶었어요. 저희도 너무 힘들고 괴롭고 그런데 어떻게 할 수 있는 상황은 아니니까 무력감에 쌓여서 괴롭고 힘들었는데 그 와중에 긍정적인 것들을 생각을 하면서 자기발전을 나름대로 했고 믹스테잎도 나왔고, pic.twitter.com/kezfyulhuC
— Lucy ᓚᘏᗢ (@lucydiamond_) June 14, 2020
Member Suga, known endearingly to Armys by his given name, Min Yoongi, said “As the notices about the performances went up, to be honest, I felt that I really wanted to perform. We were having a really hard time and were affected by it too, but it wasn’t a situation where we could do anything about it, so the feeling of helplessness stacked up, but during that time, we tried to think of positive things, and I think for me, I did self-development and even released a mixtape, and so eventually we were able to do the Bang Bang Con as well.”
He continued, “There are many things that have changed. Both our thoughts as well as fixing the habit of biting our nails. I’ve fixed it after 28 years. Performing is hard and you need to hear the cheers in order to recharge your energy to continue to the next song, so although it was a pity we weren’t able to hear it this time, we are able to perform to a global audience watching. I am so thankful that you’re watching this and even though I did think that everyone wasn’t here on site in person, I imagined you guys were to be able to perform some of the songs. We have to believe that we can see each other soon, even though we aren’t able to now, while thinking that good things are simply good things. I miss everyone. Let’s meet again soon. Thank you.”
As for maknae Jungkook, he shared, “I’m sweating like this now but the sweat that comes from exercising on your own and the one that comes when you’re performing, is really different in feeling. The lyrics of “Still With You” talk about dancing alone and stuff…um I don’t know. I always think a lot.”
“Thinking about performing on stage a lot, as well as searching up many videos. There were videos of us performing as well as of Armys holding the Army Bombs and making things look cool with LED lights. I missed it so much as I searched for videos. So I was thinking about that a lot, and while thinking that I was going through that myself, I got kind of choked up and that’s how I ended up writing those lyrics.”
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— 𝘾𝙤𝙢𝙢𝙖☔ (@comma_bts) June 14, 2020
Jungkook continued, “Although Army isn’t here on site today, I was able to gain strength and perform today due to the love that everyone is sending from all over the world. I hope that this stage today also becomes another start for us, and I’m really waiting for the day where we can hurry up and meet everyone. And so, I will be working hard to get a step closer to everyone, while keeping in mind the things where we can meet everyone, such as the Bang Bang Con. Everyone, today was so enjoyable. I love you.”
Visual, vocal and all-rounder V, spoke to the fans, saying, “Firstly, it’s been over half a year since we couldn’t see Armys right? As we were preparing for this, I still remember we gave a spoiler to Armys on WeVerse. That our new song, will really be able to raise the shoulders of the Armys to above the clouds. I said something like that, and now, we weren’t able to fully show you guys the stage in person, and we couldn’t perform as great either.
He ended off with “It’s such a pity and it’s giving me such a hard time – I really wanted to perform soon but I guess it’s also a relief I could do it through Bang Bang Con. It’s a relief and while we are happy if Armys are happy, if we hoped for one thing, it would be to see Armys’ eyes, hear Armys’ voices and just the passion?”
“We want to be able to experience that soon. So I hope things get better soon such that we can perform… yes, I hope that happens. I really, desperately want to see Armys with my own eyes. I love you.”
It is evident that the members care about their fans a lot. The boys concluded their immensely successful live stream concert to a huge global audience, despite the fact that their previously planned live concert was cancelled due to the global pandemic. We hope that the situation will get better soon, so that the stars will be able to meet their fans in person once again.