After days of pouring rain in New York City, the sun finally came out for global superstars BTS, who kicked off ABC's Good Morning America Summer Concert Series in Central Park this morning.
And the septet, as usual, delivered, dancing and singing passionately to their newest hit single, "Boy With Luv," as well as throwing it back to their swaggy, hard-hitting fan-favorite, "Fire." This performance confirmed three things in particular: BTS' charisma and versatility as performers, ARMY's support and diversity, and, most importantly how comfortable both groups are when they're together.
About 4,000 fans — many of whom camped out for days before the event — gathered to see the South Korean band's dynamite performance live, as well as online, where ARMY sent the hashtag #BTSonGMA to the No.1 worldwide trending spot on Twitter.
This performance comes ahead of BTS' upcoming shows at New York's MetLife Stadium, their third stop after LA and Chicago on the Speak Yourself Tour. And while this concert could've seemed like an appetizer compared to the enormity of the shows to come, the unique and intimate nature of the performance wasn't lost on fans. The show felt like a warm welcome to the city from those who cherish them most, and BTS' palpable comfort made for some great candid moments.
Thanks to BTS' eagle-eyed ARMY, here's what you may have missed from the group's GMA appearance.
When everyone was shaking hands with the band to congratulate them and Jungkook and Jimin just —
When RM decided to slyly play with the lyrics of "Fire."
When J-Hope — lover of all dance trends — couldn't help himself.
When Jungkook got all fanboy for Michael Strahan (relatable!).
When Jimin and the guys made sure to warm up their cold fans who had been lining up.
When V decided that today, Tae is going to Tae!
When fans got a rare present from Suga.
When Jimin's jacket "accidentally" slipped (again).
When Charles Melton and Yara Shahidi decided to become new members of the group.
When the camera caught the diversity and unwavering support of ARMY.