On June 13 and 14, BTS held the “BTS 2021 Muster Sowoozoo” to celebrate their eighth anniversary. ” During the two days, a total of 1.33 million people in 195 regions around the globe tuned in to the event.
The group’s fanmeeting is called “Muster” (an assembly of troops), and the title “Sowoozoo” is a korean word for microcosm or small universe, making the name of this year’s event very fitting with the outdoor dreamy sets and decorations with various planets. The number “8” was used to refer to the group’s 8th debut anniversary, but it also represented the infinity symbol, which added even more meaning to the event. There were also six camera angles to select from, as well as other elements such as “ARMY signals,” “ARMY in echo,” and “ARMY on air. The online “Muster Sowoozoo” showcased a total of 15 songs, with amazing stages and live performances.
Despite the concert being held online, BTS could interact with fans through the “ARMY in echo” and “ARMY on air” technology. Along with fans being shown on screen, there were certain moments where we could hear voice recordings of fans singing along to BTS songs (such as “Dis-ease,” “Fire” and “So What”), and shouting the official fan chant.
At the end of the “Muster Sowoozoo” event, BTS shared: “Today, we had a really enjoyable time, and we were happy. I’m waiting for the day we can breathe in one location together soon. I hope the situation becomes okay as quickly as possible so that we can meet all of you. Until good days come, I hope everyone stays strong.” They added, “The darker the night is, the brighter the light will shine. I hope you never forget that we’re always on our way to find each other as all of you incessantly send us light and we do the same for all of you.”