ARMY, the FESTA season has officially begun! After dropping their new much anticipated second English single ‘Butter’ on May 21, the world’s biggest band BTS is set to celebrate their 8th anniversary on June 13. Kicking off the month of celebrations with FESTA portraits, the South Korean juggernaut pays tribute to their previous eras.
For unversed, every year during FESTA, BTS releases new content like music, song covers, dance videos, photo collections among others. The two-week online festival leads up to the finale which is a sit-down chat session, followed by a concert. But, this time, it’s a two-day concert – combining FESTA and MUSTER.
BTS 8TH ANNIVERSARY FAMILY PORTRAIT #1
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Interestingly, the FESTA portraits are a direct callback to some of their previous portraits, group pictures, a recreation of a family portrait that RM has at his work desk. They revisit some of the costumes from ‘Life Goes On’, ‘Dynamite’, ‘Black Swan’, ‘On’, ‘Dionyus’ and ‘Boy With Luv’.
BTS ARMY was quick to find the similarities and went down memory lane.
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One time for Two time for
The present the past
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Like RM said in their docu-series Break The Silence about the septet, “I consider ourselves as seven of us who are in the same boat but looking in different directions. It’s okay to look at the other directions. The important thing is that we know that we are on the same boat.”
On May 22, HYBE released an official announcement on their social media platform Weverse that read, “BTS 2021 MUSTER SOWOOZOO will be held as an online live-streaming event. We look forward to your enthusiastic interest in BTS 2021 MUSTER SOWOOZOO, which will be held in celebration of the 8th anniversary of BTS and ARMY. “
The concerts will be held on June 13 and June 14 in South Korea which will be a world tour version – including their foreign language songs. Additionally, it was informed that an in-person performance will be held concurrently with the online event if seat spacing guidelines that comply with government venue COVID-19 control measures are determined. It will be informed as the situation develops.