With catchy songs and highly choreographed dance routines, the Korean pop group BTS has become one of the biggest boy bands on the planet.
If you haven’t heard of the craze known as K-pop,
look no further than London’s O2 arena where tonight BTS will play their first ever UK show.
How much you’re looking forward to the gig?
Like 11 out of 10! I have no words, no words! I can’t believe I’ve come here。
I am from South Africa.
And you’ve come here just for this? Yeah.
Why? Because I like them.
Now, some of these fans have been camping out here. Too noisy. But I sure can say they haven’t done anything to their energy levels.
Despite the fact most of their lyrics of Korean, fans here say their songs still have a special meaning.
Why do you like this band so much?
Because of the messages and their songs, they’re always encouraging us to love ourselves.
Yeah, they taught me how to love myself. I really suffered sometimes and they really taught me to love myself.
It’s just the message they showed to us, you know, love yourself.
It’s just different and for good stories, like stories,feel like meaning behind their songs. It’s inspirational.
Can you understand what they sing? I mean I don’t think I need to.
Formed five years ago, BTS have been part of the global rise of Korean music, drama and film.
There’re things like the Korean Film Festival which happens every year in London now.
And there’s a massive interest in Korean food, Korean beauty products you see, widely available and even in mainstream stores.
It’s all kind of comes part and parcel together as I said as part of the Korean Wave.
Every chance then that BTS will be back in London in the future.
For these fans, the excitement may be too much to bear.