In support of South Korea’s quest to host the World Expo 2030 in the southern port city of Busan, the K-pop boy band BTS got back together on Saturday for a concert there. Approximately 52,000 people attended the free event called “BTS Yet To Come> at BUSAN,” according to the Yonhap News Agency.
According to Busan Metropolitan City officials, a total of 100,000 people were expected to visit the stadium and other locations. Some spectators watched the event live on big screens that were set up at various locations throughout Busan.
The band’s declaration in June that it will take a vacation from group musical endeavors in order to focus on separate projects was followed by the show, which raised concerns about the band’s viability. The South Korean defense minister stated in August that BTS might still be able to perform abroad while undergoing military service, despite the fact that the group’s eldest member, Jin, will reach 30 next year.
The globally renowned K-pop singers were permitted to postpone military duty until age 30 under a 2019 amendment to the law. In South Korea, where all able-bodied men between the ages of 18 and 28 are required to serve in the military as part of attempts to fight against a North Korea with nuclear weapons, military duty is highly contentious.