While BTS became the first Korean artist to reach #1 on the Billboard chart writing a new chapter of K-pop, the scale of fans’ event celebrating the birthday of BTS members also attracts attention.
At 7:30pm on September 1st, an extra-large fireworks event was held for 9 minutes to celebrate the birthday of BTS member Jungkook in Haeundae Beach, Busan.
Jungkook’s initials (JK) appeared in the fireworks on the night sea, and brilliant fireworks exploded endlessly. The event was prepared by Jungkook’s Chinese fans. The fireworks company prepared the event from the morning, anchoring the ship and installing gunpowder. On the beach, over 300 people including tourists and fans watched the fireworks.
Haeundae District Office staffs and safety guards prepared by the organizers guided audiences to keep a distance of 2 meters to make sure the event was orderly.
Currently, the second stage of social distancing has been issued in Busan, outdoors events with more than 100 people are prohibited due to the covid-19.
This fireworks event’s permission was granted due to the fact that all official events are conducted only online, and Chinese fans do not enter the country.
Jungkook’s Chinese fans also put up an advertisement wrapping around the outside of a 338-meter train covered with images of Jungkook, celebrating his birthday.
The train is operated on the route between Seoul and Busan 4 times a day for one month until the end of this month.
It is the first time in 16 years that KTX has allowed such an advertisement on the exterior of a train.
BTS became the first Korean artist reaching #1 on Billboard Hot 100 with single ‘Dynamite’ the day before.
In 2017, BTS entered Billboard Hot 100 for the first time with ‘DNA’ (#67), and began to stand out in not only the album but also the single chart. In 2018, ‘Fake Love’ became the first single to rank at 10th.
Following last year’s ‘Boy With Luv’ (8th place), in February this year, they recorded great achievements with ‘On’ (4th place), and then won the first place with ‘Dynamite’.