On Dec. 31, BTS captivated the world at Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve celebration in New York City’s Times Square. As all the time, ARMY confirmed as much as help the South Korean band, each in real-life and on-line, trending hashtags that lasted from BTS’ soundcheck to late-night hours deep into the evening, lengthy after the group’s dwell efficiency on ABC. Then following the printed, RM wrote a thought-provoking New Year’s letter to BTS followers, humbling thanking them for his or her loyalty inside the previous decade.
BTS carried out at Times Square on New Year’s Eve
BTS rang in 2020 on the New Year’s Eve occasion with “Make It Right” and “Boy With Luv.” And evidently, the septet — together with members RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook — obtained an viewers virtually becoming of their affect.
According to Deadline, the BTS efficiency contributed to the 10.73 million viewers ABC obtained in the course of the second a part of the New Year’s Eve particular, together with the well-known ball drop and Post Malone’s stage. Meanwhile, the primary half of the present obtained 7.29 million viewers. And though the publication indicated the present was down in scores from final yr, ABC nonetheless reigned over different networks, together with NBC’s A Toast to 2019!
After the BTS stage on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, host Ryan Seacrest requested the group how they felt about performing on the iconic New Year’s Eve occasion to the mass variety of ARMY and locals alike. And it appears the “same boys from six years ago” are nonetheless in awe of their stardom.
“This is a thing we’ve been watching, like since six,” RM mentioned. “It’s like within the film, Home Alone. We’ve all the time been watching this, we nonetheless can not imagine we’re right here.”
RM posts a heartfelt message on the BTS Weverse account
Just a few hours into the brand new yr, RM wrote down his late-night musings inside the type of a letter on Weverse. And BTS chief — as soon as once more — proved he has a method with phrases.
In the Weverse post, RM wished BTS followers a cheerful new yr and mentioned it was an honor to carry out in New York City. The 25-year-old then appeared to echo his remarks when talking with Seacrest.
According to a fan’s translation on Twitter, RM had a dialogue with the employees, telling them “that it was scary, and it’s still a little scary, but it feels like it was quite OK.” RM additionally famous he was in a daze all through the day as a result of unfamiliar setting.
“I don’t know the variety of instances I rubbed my eyes questioning whether or not these scenes have been certainly those that flashed by in Home Alone,” RM wrote. “There are still occasions where I feel very small. In those moments, if I raise my head and look to the side, if I look at the friends by my side, the ‘we’ feels so big. It’s incredibly fascinating. It’s as if I become Gulliver and then a dwarf and then back again.”
He continued: “Those staff said this: Would it be sincerity, in the end? I saw that, and I still see that. That’s the most important … It was something that I feel as I’ve heard regularly elsewhere, but the words felt utterly new today.”
RM then delved into the sincerity and authenticity behind his reference to followers.
“Having met as strangers, the relationship between myself and you all can feel like one between friends who know each other offline, or names within an immeasurably large radio network,” RM mentioned, per the fan’s translation. “But it could possibly trigger us to really feel uncertain of one another at instances. Would that particular person be feeling honest? Would that love be actual? They say they love me, however would that be true? Those kind of issues.”
Moving ahead into the brand new yr, RM shared his need to “live with a more concentrated sincerity wherein our support and love can be delivered to even just one more person.” Then in response to one other fan’s translation on Twitter, RM continued:
I gained’t be shaken, and I’ll take an “I love you” to easily imply “I love you.” I proceed to hope that we will be significant gestures to one another. Rather than the happiness that hides itself beneath the fog, I hope we’ll solely be full of this intensely deep love and sincerity that we [share] with one another.
Passing on this decade of the 2010s, the last decade written throughout with Bangtan and ARMY!! We’ll strive our utmost hardest to take action, and much more in 2020. I’m hopeful you’ll stick by our aspect and watch over us. I’ll do the identical.
Looking again, acknowledging that every little thing [we have achieved and experienced] was given by you all, I thanks, and I really like you.
BTS followers react to RM’s New Year’s post
After RM posted his New Year’s letter on Weverse, BTS followers expressed their ideas on social media and ensured the music artist they have been touched by his sincerity.
“Namjoon is a soul that hits very close home for me,” one other fan wrote on Reddit. “I observe the things he tends to notice or the way he thinks about any situation and it’s so deep down rooted to being a sincere and caring human is just beautiful.”
Meanwhile, different followers displayed a little bit of fear with RM’s letter. And one fan puzzled whether or not the BTS chief is “constantly concerned with being authentic with us about his love for us, and he seems worried we may think BTS is getting too far away from us … as they get bigger and bigger.”
However, most followers reassured ARMY by suggesting the “distance” from BTS doesn’t essentially result in destructive emotions. But moderately, a way of delight and amazement for the band’s progress and success.
“It’s only natural. They’re absolutely larger than life and become more unreachable as their fame grows,” one fan wrote. “I’m proud of them, and sooo happy for them. They deserve everything good in the world and to reach every goal they ever set. If that means they become a bit more distant then that’s acceptable.”
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