[Article Coverage] BTS Live Trilogy in Hong Kong 2015

BTS-1BTS (Bangtan Boys), a seven-membered idol group, held their first ever concert in Hong Kong, ‘BTS Live Trilogy Episode II. The Red Bullet’ on Saturday, 29 August 2015! The Hong Kong stop was also the last stop for the 2nd half of 2015 BTS Live Trilogy tour, which began in June 2015.

On the day of the concert, A.R.M.Ys (Bangtan Boys’ fans) arrived early at the concert venue and queued to enter the concert hall, all ready and excited to meet their idols. BTS performed numerous of their hit songs, such as Boy In Luv and N.O. During Propose, BTS’ vocal line (Jin, Jimin, V and Jungkook) serenaded their fans with their voices and beautiful harmony.

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At the concert, the members of BTS and Hong Kong A.R.M.Y celebrated leader Rap Monster‘s and youngest member Jungkook’s birthday. During the speech segment, fans and the BTS members sang a birthday song for both of them. BTS members V, Suga, Jin, J-Hope and Jimin also attempt their best to speak in Cantonese and English which left the fans laughing.

BTS Trilogy in Hong Kong Episode II. The Red Bullet proudly brought to you by Sun Entertainment Culture (太陽娛樂) and JACSO Entertainment (加秀娛樂).

More photos of BTShttps://www.flickr.com/photos/stararena/sets/72157657917078926/


Article by: Andrea and Annissa F.

We would like to thank JACSO Entertainment for the invitation to cover this concert.

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Getting to know more about BTS before their upcoming concert in Hong Kong

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BTS wants to take up the challenge of acting in Hong Kong martial arts movie? Read on to find out more! (Photo provided by: JACSO Entertainment)

14 July 2015, Hong KongBTS will be holding their last stop of their ‘2015 BTS Live Trilogy in Hong Kong: Episode II. The Red Bullet’ world tour at Hong Kong’s Asia World Expo, Arena on the 29th of August this year. Since it is BTS’ first solo concert in Hong Kong, the organisers, Sun Entertainment Culture (太陽娛樂) and JACSO Entertainment (加秀娛樂) have decided to let everybody know more about them through an exclusive interview.

When asked about what they would like to do in Hong Kong, Rap Monster, Suga and Jungkook mentioned that they are excited about the food in Hong Kong, especially the street food. They added that they have heard that Hong Kong is a food paradise and are really excited to try out the food when they are there. Suga exclaimed that he would like to eat Hong Kong fishballs (魚蛋) while Jungkook commented that he wanted to learn Wing Chun (a type of Chinese martial arts) from his idol, Donnie Yen (甄子丹 – a very famous Hong Kong actor; Martial arts artiste). Jungkook: “Donnie Yen is my idol, he is really handsome and cool!”. We do hope that he will have the chance to learn Wing Chun from Donnie Yen one day!

It is a well known fact that BTS can dance and sing well; are there any type of drama or variety shows that the BTS members are interested in and would like to attempt? Jimin immediated responded that he wants to try acting and all the members were very supportive of him. V and Jungkook mentioned that if they were given the chance, they would like to participate in a Hong Kong martial arts movie and assured that they will do their best in it.

It is BTS’ first solo concert in Hong Kong, but it is not their first visit as they have been there for MAMA. All the members stated that Hong Kong fans are very enthusiastic and Suga added on saying: “Especially the overflowing love from Hong Kong fans. It made me wonder why Hong Kong is the last stop of this tour? We should have come here earlier!”. Jin also conveyed that there were many Hong Kong fans who went to Seoul for their fansigns and that made him want to meet Hong Kong fans as soon as possible; and to perform for them.

All the members are born after the year 1990 and even though there is still some years before they all turn 25, what would be some goals or wishes they would like to accomplish before they turn 25? Regarding this question, the eldest member, Jin, said that he wants to travel with the members while he is still young, fit and healthy. With this, all the members agreed with this suggestion and stated that it has been a long time since they had the time to play/travel around.

The members seemed really close with one another and it is a surprise that they did not know each other before they formed BTS. The members added that they had a deep impression of V. Jin and Suga then teased V saying that in the past, V was very tanned and jokingly asked if he was wearing dark-brown socks today. Rap Monster comforted V by saying, “The reason why we have been improving is because of V!”. Jimin, the last member who joined BTS, said that he did not really have friends initially and added, “Thanks to V’s care and concern, I was able to adapt and be comfortable quickly so I am very grateful to him”. When asked about if they were awkward with one another when they stayed in the dorm together, they recalled that they were not awkward with each other but what really bothered them then were the number of mosquitoes in the dorm. Jin recalled: “It was the first time that I have seen so many mosquitoes, it was terrible.” Suga: ‘It was like a mosquito breeding ground!“.

BTS had debuted for 2 years and have been gaining popularity and recognition. To those who do not know who is BTS, how would you introduce yourself to them? J-Hope: “希望哥 (which literally means Hope Brother)”. Jimin: “Chim Chim”. Rap Monster: “Rap Mon!”. Jungkook would introduce himself using his original name, while Jin confidently said, “帥人 (which literally means handsome human’).” Suga: “閔Suga 天才 (which means Min Suga Genius).”. V: “V最型 (which means V-the-most fashionable)”. All the members of BTS were very interested in learning Cantonese and even asked the translator to teach them words such as ‘pretty girl’ and ‘I love you’. Hopefully they would be able to make use of what they have learnt during the concert!

Original press release in Chinese: https://stararena.co/2015/07/14/專訪bts-最想挑戰香港武術電影/


We would like to thank JACSO Entertainment for providing us with the transcript of their interview with Bangtan Boys (BTS) and this press release. 

This press release has been translated into English for our readers. However, there might be some points whereby certain phrases and words may not be entirely accurate translated and fitting to describe what was said exactly. Nevertheless, we have tried our best to translate it as accurately as possible and do feel free to point out if we have missed out or mis-translated a certain point. Enjoy! 

2015 BTS Live Trilogy in Hong Kong: Episode Ⅱ. The Red Bullet

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BangtanBoys (BTS) will be holding their last stop of ‘2015 BTS Live Trilogy: Episode II. The Red Bullet’ in Hong Kong on the 29 August 2015, 7pm at the Asiaworld-expo, Arena. Tickets will be priced at HK$1580(VIP)*, $1280, $880 and $480. There will be limited VIP tickets available (300 ticket holders) and VIP ticket holders will get a chance to have a Hi-5 session prior to the concert. The organisers have announced that the online tickets sales will commence on 15 July 2015, 10am at http://www.hkticketing.com. Tickets can be purchased at all HK Ticketing outlets (including Tom Lee and K11 Select) from 16th July 2015 onwards.

Event: ‘2015 BTS Live Trilogy in Hong Kong Episode II. The Red Bullet’
Date: 29 August 2015, Saturday
Time: 7.00pm
Venue: Asiaworld-Expo, Arena
Ticket prices:HK$1580(VIP)*/$1280/$880/$480
*VIP package includes 1 admission pass to preshow Hi-5 session with BTS

Online ticket purchase: http://www.hkticketing.com/
Ticketing hotline: 31 288 288

韓流當前大勢的男子組合防彈少年團即將於8月29日在香港舉行首次個人演唱會“2015 BTS LIVE TRILOGY IN HONG KONG: EPISODE Ⅱ. THE RED BULLET“。 防彈少年團(又稱BTS)是由Jin、SUGA、J-Hope、Rap Monster、Jimin、V、JungKook七名成員組成。

BTS憑藉節奏感強烈的HipPop曲風和爆炸力十足的舞蹈,充分展現出90後年輕偶像的才華及霸氣。成員們除了能歌善舞,亦身兼RAP及詞曲創作。最近推出的迷你專輯〈花樣年華 pt. 1〉主打曲在各大音樂節目中獲得第一位,成為五連冠,被喻為Kpop界當前大勢。過去半年間BTS在亞洲巡迴演唱會中,所到之處無一不掀起一波少女們的追星熱潮。繼澳洲、南美洲、北美洲及東南亞地區後,香港場將會接力演出成為尾站,為巡迴演唱之旅畫上完美句號。門票售價分為$1580(VIP)、$1280、$880及$480,將在7月15日公開發售。為了讓粉絲們感受前所未有的互動體驗,到時將會特設限量300張VIP門票,讓粉絲可以零距離與BTS High Five,砌底引爆粉絲熱情,讓大家都能夠盡興而歸!

香港盛享美食及購物天堂的美譽,就算只是第二次踏足香港的BTS都對香港瞭如指掌。Jimin、Jungkook及Jin表示:「聽聞香港的食物很好吃!一定要周圍去品嚐!」而J-Hope、Suga、V及Rap Monster最期待是Shopping!成員都很期待與香港ARMY見面,香港只此一場,大家萬勿錯過!

Details:
日期:2015年8月29日,星期六 (29 August 2015)
時間:晚上7時正 (7pm)
地點:香港亞洲博覽館Arena (Asiaworld-Expo, Arena)
門票:HK$1580(VIP)*/$1280/$880/$480
*VIP package includes 1 admission pass to preshow Hi-5 session with BTS

門票將於7月15日(星期三)上午10時起於快達票網公開發售。
7月16日(星期四)起可透過快達票銷售渠道(包括通利琴行和K11 Select)發售。

網上購票:http://www.hkticketing.com/
購票熱線:31 288 288