BTS‘s Jin recently held a live broadcast for his birthday. During it, he also revealed his new solo song “Super Tuna” and talked about the PERMISSION TO DANCE ON STAGE concerts in L.A. that has now concluded.
There was one highlight from the concerts that stood out to Jin, and it was some moments that took place on the last day, December 2, just in time for his birthday, which was officially on December 4.
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ARMYs planned the “#MoonForJinLA” project to celebrate Jin’s birthday, and the word was spread across social media, such as Twitter. This included singing “Happy Birthday” to him, displaying signs with his name, and covering their ARMY Bombs with moon covers. It was an extremely thoughtful gesture that surely didn’t go unnoticed by the birthday boy!
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While ARMY clearly touched Jin at that moment, he couldn’t stop talking about it even a couple of days after.
On our last day, I got a birthday surprise from ARMY. When we first greeted our fans, a lot of them put up Jin slogans. I choked up when I saw it.
While Jin normally checks social media frequently to see what everyone is saying about the concerts, he revealed that he had even stayed off social media just in case ARMY was planning anything for his birthday. He wanted to make sure that it was a true surprise!
Just in case, I stayed away from Twitter or anything like that… Just in case ARMY was planning a surprise like that, and I didn’t want to ruin it. So, I stayed away for a whole day. Starting the day before… I normally see what they say about our concert.
He had hoped that ARMY would do a birthday project for him, but he didn’t have many expectations. Especially since the members had no solos, he didn’t believe it could possibly happen.
Then I really didn’t know; I honestly didn’t expect it. Because there was no pretext, it wasn’t like I had a solo performance on the cue sheet. I was hoping for one, but I didn’t think that was going to happen. But so many people, against my expectations, surprised me.
So, he was truly surprised when ARMY displayed their love for him that night. It truly exceeded all expectations!
I was so grateful, and I almost cried. I thought that getting too emotional from the very early stage of the concert could affect our performances. So, I tried my best not to get too emotional.
ARMY’s kind gesture moved him to tears. Yet, he attempted to keep it in, afraid that he might affect the group’s performances since it was still just the beginning.
I don’t want you to think that I wasn’t impressed by ARMY’s surprise. I don’t want you to misinterpret my reaction. It’s not true at all. I was deeply touched, but I didn’t want to get too emotional and jeopardize any of our performances. So, I had to put on a brave front.
Little did he know at the time that wouldn’t even be everything. ARMY still had more in store for him.
There was another surprise towards the end.
He explained that ARMYs also covered their ARMY Bombs with papers that had a moon shape cut out so that thousands of moons would light up for Jin by the end of the night. It’s a sweet reference to his solo, “Moon.”
You covered ARMY Bombs with something. My solo track is titled ‘Moon.’ You covered ARMY Bombs with moons.
This was incredibly touching. Not only did it reference his meaningful song, but every “moon” was made by ARMY.
When I saw that, I was again extremely touched and what was even more touching was that everything was made by hand.
He shared that staff had told him about the project and all ARMYs’ hard work. He was so impressed by it!
I found out about this through my staff. From the slogan with my name on it, and then moon covers for ARMY Bombs, all were done by hand.
It was unbelievable to imagine 50,000 ARMYs each being involved in this project. He thought of those who initiated it, handing out the signs and moons.
I think we had about 50,000 seats at SoFi Stadium. Roughly 50,000 seats. When I heard that everything was made by hand and given out in front of the stadium…
He truly recognized how much ARMYs care for him, and he wondered if he could do something so thoughtful for those he loves as well. Jin confessed that he doesn’t feel that he would be able to.
I was deeply moved, and it made my wonder if I would be able to do the same for someone that I care for. Honestly, I don’t think I could. I really don’t, but you did it for me. I can’t find the words to say how grateful I am.
He wrapped up the birthday part of his live broadcast by emphasizing once again how eternally grateful he is for ARMY. It’s surely a moment that he will remember for years to come.
I wanted to say that it was one of the most touching moments of my life. I want to take this chance on VLIVE to say thank you once again. I was deeply touched. You guys made me so happy. Thank you.
Read about his day-of reaction to the #MoonForJin project below: