[STARCAST] “First time to see an ensemble?”… BTS in the New World of concert

[STARCAST] “First time to see an ensemble?”… BTS in the New World of concert

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With the piano playing of JIMIN,

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JIN plays the bass guitar.

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When JUNG KOOK starts the beat,

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J-HOPE begins showing his emotions.

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Leader RAP MONSTER says…,

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“First time to see an ensemble?”

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“Spring Day” came to BTS. They bleed, sweat, and shed tears again to complete their second album “WINGS: You Never Walk Alone”.

They also proved their huge fandom through “The WINGS Tour in Seoul” Concert on Feb 18-19. They dominated the Gocheok Sky Dome this day.

It was totally a new world. The members showed off fascinating performance for 170minutes. With their “All Live” performance, “ARMY” reacted in fever.

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Sadly, their concert ended. But, the fever of this day didn’t end up. We truly feel the same with you, ARMY. That’s why we brought you this:

We went to a practice studio located in Susaek-dong, Seoul on Feb 11. We got the moments of BTS’ D-7. STARCAST got their sweat preparing for the concert.

BTS’ “New World”,
which we have to treasure.

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S#1. Run-through

Today’s first scene is “Run-through”. But wait here, “Run-through” is a rehearsal which you do like a real performance.

The members turned different here. They stopped being playful. They were serious, rehearsing together with the live band.

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“We finally got to hold a concert at Gocheok Sky Dome. We’ll show you our best performance.” (RAP MONSTER)

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“We really did our best for this concert. We even got more time compared to our last concert. I hope it would be a performance of communicating with the fans.” (JUNG KOOK)

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“We’re happy to perform the songs that we didn’t have the chance to. This would be the best part of concerts, right? Hope you’d enjoy it.” (JIN)

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“It’s so happy to hold a concert. We’ll practice harder to show you better performance.” (JIMIN)

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“We’re practicing a lot in live. We’ll show you our best looks at the concert. Please watch out for a fulfilling performance.” (V)

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The run-through has started. BTS sang “Am I Wrong”, “Crow Tit” and “DOPE”. They showed off their skillful singing.

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“I’m serious right now” (J-HOPE)

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“JIN is serious also” (JIN)

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“Fall into my sweet tone” (JIMIN)

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“Powerful rap stands for?” (RAP MONSTER)

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“BTS” (V)

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JUNG KOOK took care of the monitoring. This could be the reason why he is called “Maknae the Great”. He meticulously checked over the volume.

“I don’t wanna show you our mistakes. That’s why we focus more during practice. There’s a lot of things I should consider.” (JUNG KOOK)

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“There are many things you should consider when it comes to ensemble. We’re trying our best to harmonize from the smallest details. So that we could end it without mistakes.” (SUGA)

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Alright now, pay attention here. The members climbed the stage. They prepared for a special performance for the fans who weren’t able to come to the concert.

It’s the highlight part of their new track, “Not Today”. The members personally made the choreography. ARMY, open your eyes wide and pay attention!

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“♪ Everybody”

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“No, no, not today”

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“Gun, aim, fire!”

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S#2. Heart-stealer

The scene-stealer, or I mean the “Heart-stealer” of this day was J-HOPE. He shared his love for the members who were tired practicing. The first baby bird was SUGA.

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“Let’s eat this” (J-HOPE)

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“I’m the mother bird of BTS” (J-HOPE)

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JIMIN was browsing the cue sheet. He looked nervous when J-HOPE appeared. The reason why he was nervous was that he just brushed his teeth.

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“Say ah-“ (J-HOPE)

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“Let’s share this” (J-HOPE)

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S#3. BAND-SONYEONDAN

It’s today’s highlight, Mini band in BTS ver. At the actual concert, they made a performance together with the band. But during the rehearsal, the members personally played the instruments.

JUNG KOOK took the drums, while JIN held the bass guitar and JIMIN on keyboard. Shall we check out JUNG KOOK’s drumming skills first?

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“I learned it a little” (JUNG KOOK)

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“Shy” (JUNG KOOK)

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“Trying the bass guitar”

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“You should hold here” (JIN)

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JIN became so tender this time. He became the one-day teacher of JUNG KOOK. He showed a demonstration for him. It’s the perfect lesson. His eyes looked indifferent.

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“I’m the bassist of this place”

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The guy in front of him is..?

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JIMIN. He began playing the keyboard. He played the OST of “Your Name”. He played so well with just one hand.

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“Kimi no na wa?” (JIMIN)

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“JIMIN-san” (RAP MONSTER)

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V was lured to a familiar melody. He came to listen to JIMIN’s play. Was he musically inspired? He ran to the opposite side of the keyboard. What song could V have played?

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“Czerny Op.139 no.1” (V)

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“Do↑Sol↓Mi↑Do↓” (V)

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This is today’s bonus; “aegyo” gif of BTS. From the lowest one of SUGA to the highest one of JUNG KOOK! Beware, your hearts might be attacked.

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“Though the concert in Korea is over” (SUGA)

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“World tour will go on” (V)

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“Dear ARMY” (RAP MONSTER)

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“Let’s love each other” (J-HOPE)

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“for ages” (JIMIN)

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“I love you” (JUNG KOOK)

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“from the bottom of my heart” (JIN)

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Picture = Jung Young Woo(Dispatch)

[STARCAST] BTS in MV shooting for “Spring Day”

[STARCAST] BTS in MV shooting for “Spring Day”

‘WINGS : YOU NEVER WALK ALONE’

“Stay in that place until this cold winter ends and spring day comes with flowers blooming” BTS has come back with a lyrical title song “Spring Day”. They truly stole my heart! They came here to share us happiness and warmth. Inviting you to the MV shooting for “Spring Day”, filled with spring fever!

[ V ] Do you wanna build a snowman?

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V has become a winter-boy for this spring and his individual pictorial has started. Today’s shooting will be held at a railroad covered with snow!

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“My name is V…. Though I’m handsome and handsome, I’m still handsome and handsome”

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He keeps on doing the monitoring for a better look / V: Is it captured until here?

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Mr. V, please stay as you are, being the prince of ours… *:・゚

[ JIMIN ] Pink boy of the sea

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JIMIN is sitting alone along the seaside. He should be making a heartrending smile while looking back, but why did he burst in laughter?!

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J-HOPE: Hoot, hoot!

J-HOPE is making a funny pose so that JIMIN would make a natural smile!!
But he failed to do it ‘coz he laughed so hard.

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LOL

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< ITEM > JIMIN collected a(n) “shoe”!
< SYSTEM > Pouring out the “water”

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< SYSTEM > Dancing (Tralala♬)

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What could be the story of JIMIN holding on to the shoes?? Check it out in the MV!

[ J-HOPE ] #Sunset #Trip by Train #My seat is on the roof

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J-HOPE has appeared while showing off his handsome smile!

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J-HOPE…, I want to be a light in you loneliness…

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[ RAP MONSTER ] Run! RAP-MON Train 999

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When RAP MONSTER enters one door of the train,

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SUGA and J-HOPE are there. Thank you for appearing as special guests (Clap, clap)

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When the train (with RAP MONSTER) runs through the darkness and passes my heart ♪ The eyes of the traveler searching for happiness

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“fires” up! (RAP MONSTER’s so cute!!)

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What’s the reason for RAP MONSTER peeping into the cabin?

[ JUNG KOOK ] When you say train, there’s food-eating show and vice versa!

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JUNG KOOK was in the cabin!

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That moment, a fishcake came into his hands!
500 more fishcakes here, please…( • ω•)つ―{}{}{}{}-

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He even ate all Tteokboggi as well. I’m already satisfied if JUNG KOOK enjoyed it…★

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JUNG KOOK is feeling better now. He copied the hand-kissing of the eldest

(*・ω・)つ

[ JIN ] It’s not fair if his shadow too is being handsome

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JIN started his shooting at the maze-like stairs. People around the world!! Look at how handsome his shadow is!!!

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This is the process of BTS’ JIN transforming into Kim Suk Jin (26y.o)

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He just winked but pretends as if nothing happened

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If you lost your way, it means you need to start finding it… I want to lost my way in JIN’s heart…

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[ SUGA ] Everywhere is full of clothes!

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This place is filled with plenty of clothes, as if like a “cloth warehouse”! The fashion-leader SUGA, who previously used the rider jacket as his pajamas, starts scanning the place.

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This D.I.Y guy knows how to use the props so that he could relax during break time (Comfy)

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SUGA with big, bright eyes takes a cute selfie
#Americano #Clothes #MovieShooting #SUGA’s eyes

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[ BTS ] A shopping fiesta

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They are preparing for the group shot. I don’t know where he found it but SUGA appeared wearing a hanbok ᕕ(´ ω` )ᕗ

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V: Wow, this is…! / V: I should try it (SUGA: ?)
(SUGA: Hey, look at this! I found something cool!) / V: It’s My Style.
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As if they are doing a “treasure hunt”, each one of them is busy showing off the clothes they found.

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Okay BTS, stop the shopping here and let’s start the shooting!

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Every moment with BTS was a spring day… (line of “Goblin” (or Guardian) of 939y.o)
BTS is hoping that their new album [YOU NEVER WALK ALONE] would warm your hearts and make you filled with hope. Stay together with BTS again in 2017!

< Mission > Express “Spring Day” through your body

[ J-HOPE: It’s Me ]

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I’m the “Spring Day” itself! I’m the warm spring guy, J-HOPE. You should admit it.

[ V: Flower ]

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V is expressing through a flower cup. Is he harmonizing with the sofa design?

[ JIMIN: ? ]

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Huh? What’s this?
JIMIN: It shows freedom and stability.

[ JIN: Cherry blossom]
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Let’s see what JIN will express.
JIN: It’s a cherry blossom. Please insert computer graphics here.
Let’s stop knowing about it.

[ JUNG KOOK: Cherry Blossom 2 ]
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Maknae is also expressing cherry blossoms blowing in the wind! I’m looking for members who’ll join me in spring picnic!!

[ SUGA: Spring fever]

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SUGA: When you say spring, there’s spring fever… Zzz

[ RAP MONSTER: Cute sprout ]
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Though he is an innocent boy who wants to express a sprout, that thing won’t just stand alone…
RAP MONSTER: I’ll just hold it (shy)(hehe)

[ Bonus Cut ] This is how BTS gets rid of cold!

(Type 1) Using of props

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(Type 2) Hand warmer

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(Type 3) Come out, come out, wherever you are

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[ Bonus Cut ] Professional in-depth reporters, V and RAP MONSTER

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JUNG KOOK is happy to find a cloth of his taste / V wants to capture the cute looks of JUNG KOOK

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JIMIN is happy to find the cloth of his taste / V wants to capture the cute looks of JIMIN (+SUGA is still shopping for more)

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RAP MONSTER: In order to capture the handsome looks of JIN,

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RAP MONSTER: I’m doing my best again today (JIN: Pretending not knowing it)

091455985_%ba%b8%b3%ca%bd%ba_22RAP MONSTER: Hyung (older bro), make some pose.

< SYSTEM > He’s not moving. He must be SUGA.

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He perfectly captured JUNG KOOK as well! (*´˘`*)


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BTS targets ‘Billboard Hot 100’ entry with ‘Spring Day’

BTS targets ‘Billboard Hot 100’ entry with ‘Spring Day’

SEOUL, Feb. 18 (Yonhap) — South Korean idol group BTS (Bangtan Boys) said Saturday it wants to make bigger strides and splash onto the “Billboard Hot 100” chart in the United States with their latest song “Spring Day.”

“My personal goal this year is making the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Making it onto that chart is every artists’ dream,” BTS member V said at a press conference at the Gocheok Sky Dome in western Seoul ahead of the group’s concert.

On Monday, the seven-member act released its new album “Wings: You Never Walk Alone,” with its lead single “Spring Day” soared to No. 1 on all eight major music streaming services, including Melon, Mnet, Olleh Music and Genie.

The album consists of 18 tracks, including four new ones — “Spring Days,” “Not Today,” “Outro: Wings” and “A Supplementary Story: You Never Walk Alone.” All members participated in writing songs and lyrics, and producing the album.

BTS made headlines last year for making it to the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart for the third time in a row with its second album “Wings,” hitting the record-high spot of No. 26. The team has yet to make an entry into the benchmark “Billboard Hot 100” chart.

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Left to Right : V, Suga, Jin, Jungkook, Rap Monster, Jimin, Jhope

In this photo provided by Big Hit Entertainment, members of BTS (Bangtan Boys) pose for the camera ahead of a concert at the Gocheok Sky Dome in western Seoul on Feb. 18, 2017. (Yonhap) In this photo provided by Big Hit Entertainment, members of BTS (Bangtan Boys) pose for the camera ahead of a concert at the Gocheok Sky Dome in western Seoul on Feb. 18, 2017. (Yonhap)

The team wanted to touch upon themes of consolation and hope in “Spring Day” and shift from its previously darker tone.

“If we sang of despair, conflict and temptation in our previous ‘Wings’ album, we wanted to sing of hope and solace.”

Because of its lyrics of wanting to meet a long-lost friend, “Spring Day” has stirred up a bit of a controversy online in that it reminded some people of the 2014 Sewol ferry tragedy that claimed the lives of hundreds of students.

“To speak frankly, we’re cautious of speaking of the Sewol incident,” Rap Monster said, but added that he believes BTS too should empathize and share a part of the collective responsibility as a South Korean national.

“Listeners and watchers (of the music video) can have various interpretations,” the artist said, adding that he’ll leave individual judgments to the fans.

When asked about the team’s secret to success, member Jin attributed it to the team’s dynamics and what he described as the “growth of the members.”

“Since our debut song ‘No More Dream,’ not a single member has remained still in terms of growth. I also think we’re loved because of our team dynamics,” said Jin.

The singer also noted the growing K-pop fan communities around the world, with many of their lyrics translated being shared online.

“How people can share the message of youth and being young (via online) which we sing can also be a factor in our popularity,” said Jin.

After a two-day concert in Seoul from Saturday, BTS will embark on a world tour and perform 19 shows in 11 cities, including those in Chile, Brazil, the U.S. and Thailand.

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