Youth who flocked to Paris from Europe … BTS ‘European integration’
On the afternoon of the 8th (local time) in front of Stade de France stadium of Paris just before the last performance of LOVE YOURSELF (SPEAK YOURSELF) Europe tour of the KPOP group bulletproof boy band (BTS)
It is the largest stadium in France with a capacity of 80,000 people, and it is a result of the BTS ‘fan club’ ARMY ‘that gathered all over Europe.
In Stade de France, which was found three hours before the performance, French, as well as English, German, Spanish, Italian and Russian, were heard throughout the country.
European fans of the BTS have made it another hilarious European festival to transcend borders and language and to sing and sing along with BTS songs in Korean in front of the Paris concert, waiting for the BTS concert.
In Europe, when the BTS concert was held in Paris, the hub of traffic, the ‘Ami’ of the whole Europe seemed to have been all gathered in this Stade de France.
Emma Realdini (17), a high school girl from Lausanne, Switzerland, said she came to Paris from Lausanne this morning only to watch the concert on the BTS.
“BTS is different from other bands,” said Emma, who wrote “BTS saved my world” in English, with a handwritten signpost in one hand and a cheering tool “ARMY BOMB” in the other. I do not know Korean but I enjoy singing while understanding it as English subtitles. ”
A Spanish mother was delighted when her teenage daughter put on the Spanish flag and pose against the background of the stadium, with a shuttered camera shutter.
A middle-aged man who came from Frankfurt, Germany with a middle school student who wanted to go to the BTS concert told reporters, “I am very excited about the BTS and I love my daughter too. I am very excited about the performance today. ”
Youth fans gathered here and there waiting for their admission to show off their dance skills while playing BTS hits as portable speakers connected to smartphones.
Parents of middle-aged middle-aged parents who were drawn to the hands of their children in Paris from all over Europe laughed heartily as they watched as if they were wondrous.
Stade de France, whose BTS is hosting the European tour concert on July 7-8, is the home stadium of the French national team which won the 2018 World Cup in Russia and the final of the European Football Federation (UEFA) Champions League in 2000 and 2006 , It is considered to be the best stadium in France.
It is also the main stadium of the Paris Olympics in 2024.
Around the stadium, which has a maximum capacity of 80,000 seats in Saint-Denis in the north of Paris, heavy-duty police officers and a rugged police force are standing around the area.
Stade de France is where the bombings broke out during the Paris series of attacks in 2015.
At the time of the friendly game between Germany and France on November 13, 2015, four Muslim terrorists were killed by bombing.
The French government placed police officers who had been heavily armed with machine guns around Stade de France for two days during the BTS’s European tour, and they were dancing in front of police officers with guns, It is a strange contrast.
A Korean student who came to see the BTS concert in Lyon, France, said, “I will watch the BTS concert after yesterday.”
“I had a lot of fans who came to the family yesterday, and when I got a chance, my feet rolled and my cheering was not endless,” he said. “I was surprised by the fact that the French called the Korean songs so well, .
The French press also gave details of the BTS craze blowing up in Paris and throughout Europe.
The weekly Paris Mart is quoted in an article on the Internet version of “BTS, Korea’s victory in Stade de France” on the 8th, “When the Korean and French women’s World Cup teams at Park des Prince came together, they were occupied by BTS fans in Stade de France in Saint Denis “He wrote.
At the same time as the concert of the BTS the evening before, the Korean Women’s World Cup team lost 4-0 to the host country.
The Paris subway line No. 9 Twitter account also celebrated the BTS concert and posted Hangul twitter.
The twitter on line 9 said, “I want to go to subway line # 9, and I want you to have a good day!”