NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – BTS-mania was 40,000 fans strong in New York as “The Army” camped out for days and lines snaked around Citi Field stadium.
The K-Pop band hit the stage Saturday night for the group’s first concert in a U.S. stadium.
The enthusiasm for this weekend’s show was off the charts, even though the seven-member boy band just played two sold out shows last weekend at the Prudential Center in Newark.
In total, 36,000 fans saw the band perform last weekend. Tonight’s show reportedly sold out in just 20 minutes. The Flushing ballpark is last venue for the band’s tour that began in Los Angeles on Sept. 5.
BTS, which stands for “Beyond The Scene,” burst into music stardom in 2013. Since then, the South Korean boy band has traveled the globe and produced multiple hit albums.
Fans have been camped out for days, trying to be first ticket holders on line to get into the general admission “pit” area.
Despite the fact that BTS sings in Korean, fans told CBS2’s Reena Roy.
“I’ve been them since they started in 2013, I got my daughters into it,” said Vicky Wright. “You learn it, translate – you learn a different language, learn how to speak the language, go visit Seoul.”
Regardless of language, the band’s message of love unites all of their fans.
“It’s like a big family,” Juliana Hinkle said. She added that there’s a connection fans have to the South Korean singers.
“They have such a diverse style for anybody and everybody – any age group, any ethnicity, any race, anything – and they are so supportive in the message they’re giving out,” said fan Jocelyn Gray.