BTS just announced their return to the live stage with a three-night residency at Seoul's Olympic Stadium this March.
And while ARMYs all over the world are excited to see the 'Butter' act in action once again, there's a particular announcement detail that stuck out to fans: "Cheering loudly, yelling, chanting, and standing up during 'BTS Permission to Dance on Stage-Seoul’ is strictly prohibited according to government guidelines."
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What? A concert—a BTS concert at that—without cheering and fan chants? How is that going to work?
BTS PERMISSION TO DANCE ON STAGE - SEOUL 공연 개최#PTD_ON_STAGE_SEOUL #PermissiontoDance #BTS #방탄소년단 pic.twitter.com/HJGFIeaQ4Y— BIGHIT MUSIC (@BIGHIT_MUSIC) February 16, 2022
Yes, in compliance with COVID-19 safety measures, ARMYs attending the live concerts will not be allowed to scream and cheer. Instead, BIGHIT Music will be giving fans a clapper that they can use to emulate the noise of the crowd.
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While it's all in the interest of health and safety, ARMY and the members of BTS themselves couldn't help but crack jokes about quite literally not being given permission to dance.
On 20 February, RM, SUGA, and Jimin went on VLive to have a quick chat with fans and talk a bit about the upcoming concerts. The members shared their excitement for their forthcoming shows and asked fans to "make some... hands!"
🐨"let's all not yell together but clap! make some hands!"@BTS_twt— haruharu💜 (slow) (@haruharu_w_bts) February 20, 2022
namjoon: MAKE SOME NOISE— angel⁷ (@agusthoped) February 20, 2022
armys: 🦀🦀🦀🦀 pic.twitter.com/REib1pUSlZ
🐥 Please wait just a bit— 소라 ⁷ そら (@tteokminnie) February 20, 2022
🐱 Please clap your hands for us with the feeling of how much you wanted to see us
🐨 We're preparing too, "Make some noooiiseee.. by clapping!!"— 소라 ⁷ そら (@tteokminnie) February 20, 2022
Fake Love fanchant Seoul Olympic Stadium 2022 pic.twitter.com/njWT7xItE7— Mel⁷ (@withlovebts7) February 16, 2022
K-ARMY, it is time. pic.twitter.com/YeAEuOGfDs— btschickendata₇🐔 💜 (@bock_twt) February 16, 2022
i find myself hilarious pic.twitter.com/FCPCNzUtvy— kenzi⁷ (@skippyjungkook) February 16, 2022
hobi's iconic “i'm your hope, you're my hope, i'm j--” but instead of the usual cheers, it's jungkook with his clapper. this is what it's about to sound like in seoul 🥲#BTS #PermissiontoDance #PTD_ON_STAGE_SEOUL @BTS_twt pic.twitter.com/C6JxTR7xhr— hema⁷ ♡ “STAY ALIVE” 🐰🐱 (@hemabangtanarmy) February 16, 2022
BTS: *Laughing, giggling, talking , shouting on stage*— Ushma⁷🌿Joonie's gf (IA) (@Namjoonbonzai) February 16, 2022
Frustrated k-armies (who wants to shout, bark, woof , clap n chant) -pic.twitter.com/UVu9ZbZU7F
Dude how do you NOT clap, sing and scream at a BTS concert I'd be like pic.twitter.com/nb7Ps0Vyph— Otamatone Yoongi⁷🇦🇷 (@_acidsmiles_) February 16, 2022
BTS: ARMY MAKE SOME NOISE— P O L I | Senior HYBE Intern | Yuzuru the Great (@poli_pol1) February 16, 2022
BTS' PERMISSION TO DANCE On Stage - Seoul will be happening on 10, 12, and 13 March live at Jamsil Olympic Stadium. There will be an online livestream for the concerts, as well as a global theatre live-viewing.
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The Seoul concerts follow BTS' sold-out concerts at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles last November. Relive the shows here.