On Saturday, 10,000 BTS fans from the boy band’s official fan club – better known as ARMY – gathered in Seoul’s Oil Tank Culture Park in Mapo District, western Seoul, to celebrate 2,080 days since the mega-hit act’s debut in 2013.

“ARMY UNITED in SEOUL,” is the second event in the ARMYPEDIA campaign, a massive online memory archive program launched by BTS’ management company Big Hit Entertainment where fans can upload text, videos and images capturing their favorite BTS moments. Fans watched a video projected onto an outdoor screen showing BTS members reflecting on their journey while reviewing and commenting on footage from previous concerts, award shows and music videos.

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This followed “RUN ARMY in ACTION,” a similar event also held in Seoul two weeks prior.

Although the global heartthrobs didn’t make a physical appearance at the event, members gifted fans with on-screen live performances of some of their debut titles, including “No More Dream” and “Just One Day.”

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“As much as a lot of people love us, we wanted to know [our fans] a bit better,” said RM, leader of BTS, in a video.

“We tried to convey our honest feelings and the messages through this album,” he added, referring to the upcoming “Map of the Soul: Persona” album that the seven-member act is set to release globally on April 12.

Source: BANGTANTV, Korea JoongAng Daily

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