The curtain for ‘Map of the Soul ON:E concert came down yesterday 11th October and with it a lot of withdrawal symptoms and denials at the end of something as legendary as BTS concert. There were no less expectation from the concert as usual because everyone knows that BTS on stage is an experience, not just a performance. The much awaited performances for songs in the Map Of The Soul:7 Album, were delivered in such a way that it was never what anyone expected.
Most of the songs in the Album had never been performed live and so ARMY was ready to get the experience of a lifetime. Everything anyone knew or expected as a performance like Jungkook’s ‘My Time’, Jimin’s ‘Filter’ or J-Hope’s ‘Ego’ went out the door. Their choreos were more that anyone thought they would be, which was a very pleasant surprise.
Anyone who watched the concert could have seen the insane number of people that had tuned in live. But with real numbers, you can really wrap your head around the reality of it all. BTS have always broken records, that others have held, records, that others have never broken and broken their own records. The Map of the Soul ON:E concert was no exception, are we that surprised anymore? With hard work, then comes heavy rewards, which BTS have always attained. Their connection with ARMY has always been the thing that glued that loyalty between them, Jungkook said BTS is ARMY, ARMY is BTS, and it has never been truer like it was in this 2020 concert that saved the world.
BTS united and brought together fans around the world with a spectacular and magnificent concert that left everyone in awe and adoration at how outrageously amazing the concert was. According to Naver, the concert was viewed in 191 countries and regions around the world, and the total number of paid viewers for the performance was 993,000! Take a moment. This is incredible being that the world had 195 countries and BTS has already impacted, reached 191 countries in the world, it wont belong before the remaining 4 join in on the party!
The online concert ‘BTS MAP OF THE SOUL ON:E’ was held in Seoul on the 10th and 11th. The concert stage lasted for about 150 minutes each, including songs from BTS 4th album ‘MAP OF THE SOUL: 7’ released this year.
Initially, the concert was scheduled to be held both online and offline, but due to the Covid 19 pandemic, it was held only through live streaming. BTS were able to listen to the voices of the audience in real time and see their faces as they passionately performed. This was made possible through state of the art cutting-edge technologies such as augmented reality (AR) and extended reality (XR). By introducing ‘Army on Air’ and simultaneously applying 4K/HD multi-view to live streaming performances for the first time in the world, ARMY was able to respond live as BTS performed and BTS were able to get responses from ARMY like they were in the crowd with them.
Four large stages were created to present the best quality performances of BTS to various set lists prepared. The audience enjoyed it by selecting the screen they wanted to see from the ultra-high-definition 4K and six high-definition HD multi-view screens in real time.
In addition, Big Hit Entertainment provided not only live streaming but also delayed streaming (a rerun streaming service of the previous day’s performance) so that more fans can enjoy the life changing performance. During the Bangbangcon the live, viewers were from 107 regions and countries around the world, that means Map of the Soul: ON:E concert added 84 new countries and regions from around the world.
BTS performed among other tracks, ‘We are Bulletproof: the Eternal’ ‘No More Dream’ ‘DNA’, ‘Dynamite’, ‘Intro : Persona’ ‘Interlude : Shadow’ ‘Filter’ ‘Moon’ ‘Innerchild’ among other hit singles.
According to medium.com there were 4 Million Tweets and 44 worldwide trends identified during the two-day Map of the soul: ONE Concert.
Day 1 Twitter Trends
#MapOfTheSoulOne, #WeAreNotSevenWithYou, HOSEOK JUNGKOOKS HOBI JUNKOOKS #ARMYTIME_DAY1,NAMJOON, WHO THE HELL AM (I), BOY IN LUV, MIN YOONGI, YOONGIS, JIMINS, JHOPE,JOON, Dionysus, SEOKJIN, #MAP_OF_THE_SOUL_ONE, TAES, PARK JIMIN, #BTSConcert, BLACK SWAN, MY TIME, BIGHIT, JEON JUNGKOOK, THE CHOREO, NAMGI, INNER CHILD, NO MORE DREAM, KIM TAEHYUNG, JIMINIE, Bangtan, WE LOVE YOU JIMIN, The eternal, Jungkook.
Day 2 Twitter Trends
#MapOfTheSoulOne_D2, HOLA SOMOS BTS, NAMJOON, JEON JUNGKOOK,hobi, SPRING DAY, #MOTS_ONE_D2, WE LOVE BANGTAN
Engagements during the Map of the soul One Concert
We can safely say that BTS world domination is a reality that needs to be recognised! Who else has touched the lives of people in 191 countries? Whose music has changed the world with their meanings and message, who has spoken about self love and enabled millions self acceptance, who else has remained humble and relatable to every single person, Who has loved their fans with such passion, loyalty and genuinness? No one but BTS.