It’s been a little over three months since BTS held their free concert in Busan in a bid to make South Korea’s second-largest city the host of the 2030 World Expo.
In June of last year, BTS was officially appointed as an ambassador for the 2030 World Expo, a significant appointment they were happy to accept.
The company and artistes think that the World Expo is an event that brings a positive influence to the whole world and we think that it is a meaningful event beyond the Olympics and World Cup. At the same time, we decided that it was an important event for the sake of the country and the city’s society. Since we know that the World Expo will be conducted as a competition, we have agreed with all our artistes to put in effort to take the lead in spreading the word to the world through Korean software.
— Park Ji Won, HYBE Labels CEO
The concert drew over 50,000 people at the Busan Asiad Main Stadium, not counting the thousands of people watching screens set up outside the stadium and the incredible almost 50 million people who live-streamed the concert from home.
BTS recently released new behind-the-scenes footage of their preparations for the Yet To Come In Busan concert, which followed the group up until the day of the show.
The video showed each member working together to make sure their performance was top-notch while encouraging each other along the way.
The encouragement leader RM gave his fellow members before their concert especially caught ARMYs’ attention.
As the members gathered just before taking the stage, RM encouraged the group, reminding them that the concert was only one night. His best advice for them? “Just be Bangtan.”
The short phrase was packed with meaning, and ARMYs couldn’t help feeling emotional upon reflecting on what it truly meant to go on stage and perform in a way only BTS could.
"Just be Bangtan"
A simple phrase and yet so meaningful, because it contains their history, their hard work, their passion, and their goal, and they immediately know what to do, which is to deliver the best. pic.twitter.com/DkQSCffGv4
— Dita⁷ (@almostdita) January 22, 2023
— 𝐊𝐢𝐦𝐜𝐡𝐢 💜🧬 ⟭AFBF!⟬ (@KimsterW) January 22, 2023
Namjoon: Guys, it's only once.. be cool like the first time, just be bangtan..BANGTAN BANGTAN BANGBANGTAN!!
This moment is so precious to me. You see how joon was looking at them while saying these words, his eyes were full of trust that he had on them😭pic.twitter.com/2X2fP9yzEa
— VinterBear⟭⟬⁷💜 (@shadowlike_v) January 22, 2023
"just be bangtan" 😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/XBy4irr0KQ
— bts quotes archive ☁️ (@btsqtsarchive) January 22, 2023
Check out the article below for more heartwarming ways BTS encourage each other!