BTS fans start queuing one day before concert

The queue yesterday at the National Stadium, where K-pop boyband BTS is holding its concert, scheduled to take place at 7pm today. Some fans do not even have a concert ticket, but are in the queue to buy merchandise. The first person in line started
The queue yesterday at the National Stadium, where K-pop boyband BTS is holding its concert, scheduled to take place at 7pm today. Some fans do not even have a concert ticket, but are in the queue to buy merchandise. The first person in line started queuing at 8am yesterday.ST PHOTO: ARIFFIN JAMAR

Need more proof that K-pop boyband BTS is a global phenomenon? Its hotly anticipated sold-out concert at the National Stadium takes place today at 7pm, but there were already about 80 fans outside the OCBC Arena yesterday at 6.30pm, some with luggage in tow.

The line was orderly, with some breaking out into screams when strains of BTS songs were heard coming from the stadium.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 19, 2019, with the headline 'BTS fans start queuing one day before concert'. Print Edition | Subscribe