BTS’ “Bang Bang Con 2021” Garners 2.7 Million Live Viewers, Breaks Record
The 8-hour long livestreaming concert event broke 2020’s Bang Bang Con viewership record.
The follow-up to the idol group’s 2020 Bang Bang Con broke its own record on April 18, with more than 2.7 million concurrent viewers.
This surpassed the first Bang Bang Con‘s peak concurrent viewership by nearly half a million. Bang Bang Con 2020 recorded 2.24 million concurrent viewers for the two-day event.
The event was streamed onto the worldwide idol group’s official YouTube channel, BANGTANTV. Bang Bang Con was BTS’ gift to fans as a way to still be able to enjoy seeing the group perform despite the restrictions brought about by the coronavirus pandemic.
The septet kicked off the event with a short appearance to playfully remind fans of concert etiquette. The group also joked that food and drinks would be allowed at the Bang Bang Con performance hall.
The 8-hour event featured recorded concert events held by the group in various cities. The first show aired at 3 P.M. KST was BTS Live Trilogy Ep. 1: BTS Begins, which was held in Seoul in 2015. This was then followed by BTS 5th Muster (Magic Shop) in Busan at 5:40 P.M. KST. The event ended with BTS World Tour Speak Yourself São Paulo at 7:40 P.M. KST.
Bang Bang Con also dominated social media with the buzz surrounding it. The event accumulated 50 Worldwide trends on Twitter alone.