BTS — or Beyond The Scene, though no person truly calls them that — is the Korean boy band that is taking the world, and the internet, by storm.
They kicked off the “Love Yourself: Speak Yourself” tour on Saturday at the famed stadium in Pasadena, California. The venue, which holds over 90,000 seats, was sold out.
BTS started the current with their monitor “Dionysus,” sooner than delivering 23 additional pop tunes. The performances have been complemented with beautiful fireworks, ziplining acts, statues of huge panthers and a big inflatable slide.
Nick Jonas — who rose to boy band fame with the Jonas Brothers — was amongst the a whole bunch of followers in attendance. Jonas posted a set of tales to Instagram of him and his buddies having enjoyable with the current. In the films, he’s seen bobbing his head to the music sooner than panning out to the colossal crowd waving glowsticks and singing along with the group.
Fans lit up social media with their very personal reactions to the current. They even gave the effectivity a Twitter hashtag of its private: #BTSatRoseBowl
Here are a couple of of their favorite moments.
Fireworks (and puns) erupted out of the Rose Bowl Stadium.
BTS threw once more to childhood with an infinite rainbow slide.
A monitor, and a fan, have been illuminated by BTS.
BTS common in 2013, and they also’ve executed relatively lots in the six years since. In 2017, they obtained the Billboard Music Award for Top Social Artist of the Year, and have develop into the first Korean artists to take residence a BBMA prize. In 2018, two of their albums hit #1 on the Billboard 100 chart.
Did we level out that solely one amongst BTS’ seven members speaks fluent English? With music, dance and attract, they’ve obtained followers who have no idea a lick of Korean nevertheless sing in wonderful tune to their songs all the an identical.
After wrapping up in Los Angeles, BTS will head to Chicago after which to New Jersey. Then, the septet will bid farewell to the United States, and sing howdy to additional sold-out crowds in Brazil, England, France and Japan.
According to BTS’ website, there are additional dates and locations to return.
CNN’s AJ Willingham contributed to this report.