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‘No permission’ to cheer: Armys on new protocol for BTS concerts in March

Cheers out, “clappers” in. Armys are literally not going to be given a “permission to dance” for the upcoming BTS concert in Seoul due to the COVID-19 safety protocols.

BTS has taken the internet by storm again after dropping the dates for their upcoming “Permission To Dance On Stage – Seoul Concert” in March.

Fans have been anticipating this concert since the K-pop superstars concluded their LA concerts in late 2021 with a bang – an announcement of another concert. Three months later, finally, on February 16, the band’s agency, Big Hit Music, released an official announcement saying that BTS will be having a total of three in-person concerts at the Olympic Stadium in Seoul, Korea. The live concerts on March 10 and 13 will be available for online live streaming, while the concert on the 12th will be broadcast live in selected cinemas all over the globe.

However, the set-up for the Seoul concerts will be completely different from the LA concerts last year. In a separate announcement on Weverse, the BTS fan club manager shared a new protocol for those who will be watching the in-person concerts. The statement reads, “Cheering loudly, yelling, chanting, and standing up during BTS Permission To Dance On Stage – Seoul is strictly prohibited according to government guidelines. Instead, we will be having a fan event using clappers.”

As BTS concerts are known for having loud and energetic crowds with numerous fan chants, Armys couldn’t help but react to the announcement. It would definitely be hard for them to not scream their hearts out upon seeing their idols perform live, not to mention the fact that the last offline concert of the global superstars happened pre-pandemic. But it’s just the way it is. They need to comply for the sake of their own health and safety.

This has led some fans to crack jokes on Twitter upon imagining how the situation at the concert would turn out. Check out some of the hilarious tweets:



BTS has been very active despite the pandemic situation. They have released albums and songs, held online concerts, and did in-person concerts in LA, while beating records and winning notable awards in between. Armys are speculating that BTS has a lot on their plates this year. They expect a comeback album anytime soon, and, of course, a world tour.

Although no official announcement has been made (aside from the blinking eyes of the Bangtan boys after being asked about the 2022 world tour), it seems like 2022 will be a busy but exciting year for BTS and Armys!


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