Following the success of BTS' anniversary show, MUSTER SOWOOZOO, in June, the group launched another online show, Permission To Dance On Stage, to reconnect with their fans.
The HYBELABEL's supergroup held the event on October 24, giving their fans a soundcheck streaming before the show proper afterward. Indeed, the group and fans went wild that night that the show brought another record to BTS.
BTS Permission To Dance Concert Reaches 197 Countries
After the weekend event, Big Hit Music announced that fans from over 197 countries tuned in to watch the recent online show.
The concert, which was held at the Olympic Stadium in Jamsil, live-streamed the event and brought the 4K ultra high definition to provide a more real-life show for all. According to Arirang, the company used new technologies for viewers to see the show from the angles of their choice.
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Visual effects were also added to the clip, showing lyrics and images on the large LED screens at the stadium. With that, the audience experienced an in-person concert-like event in the comfort of their homes.
The K-pop group opened the online concert by presenting Map of the Soul: 7 title track, On, before gracing the stage with their hit song Fire. Other hit songs the group performed were DNA, Blue & Grey, Black Swan, Blood Sweat & Tears, Fake Love, Life Goes On, Boy With Luv, Dynamite, Butter, Dis-ease, Telepathy, Stay, I Need U, save Me, Idol, Spring Day.
BTS then ended the concert with the track that inspired the in-person show, Permission to Dance.
BTS V Remained Seated Throughout The Concert
Though the concert indeed brought positive vibes to fans, V-biased ARMYs were worried about the member as he remained seated in all their songs due to his injury.
Before launching the Permission To Dance On Stage, the group had a rehearsal where V sustained his injury. According to Big Hit Music, he experienced pain in his calf muscles during the rehearsals on October 23. The company assured that he got the medical attention he needed by confirming that the BTS member had already visited a hospital for further examination and treatment.
"It was the opinion of the medical personnel that while there was no issue affecting the bones in his legs, he should refrain from vigorous movement such as choreography or stage performance for the time being," the statement went on.
BTS V is expected to rest more ahead of their first offline concert. BTS's first Permission To Dance concert will be held in Los Angeles from November 27 to 28 and December 1 and 2.