With just a few hours left before BTS’ first gig of its North American tour, devoted fans have been spotted camping out for days in front of Staples Center, waiting for the show to begin.
Several US media outlets reported Wednesday that tents, sleeping bags and folding chairs have been lined up around the block surrounding the concert venue in Los Angeles since last week, as concertgoers camped out for days to get a closer spot to the stage at Wednesday’s concert at 8 p.m. (Pacific time)
Many of them reportedly planned the trip to Los Angeles for months and flew in from other countries to attend the concert.
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After kicking off its four-day show at Staples Center on Wednesday, as part of its “Love Yourself” world tour, the band will travel to Chicago, New York and Canada. Tickets for all the US shows are sold out, and prices are soaring on secondary markets.
According to CNBC, the most expensive single ticket sold so far for one of BTS’ US shows went for $3,849.38, which was for the group’s Chicago show. BTS tickets are being selling for an average of $823 on the secondary market, more than double the average for Taylor Swift’s 2018 “Reputation” tour.
Taking the world by storm, BTS recently dropped its “Love Yourself: Answer” album, fronted by the single “Idol.” The music video for the song became the most watched music video on YouTube in 24 hours, beating the record set by Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do.”
Source: The Korea Herald