OAKLAND, Calif. - A concert planned for Wednesday night in Oakland had a large crowd waiting outside of Oracle Arena early in the morning.
The Korean pop group, BTS, has exploded in popularity in the U.S. with sold out shows and fans lined up outside the Oracle as early as 5 a.m. are from New Hampshire, Arizona and beyond. They have tickets but they were in line to get a wrist band to get them into the pit area close to the stage.
BTS is a South Korean group made up of seven singers and rappers under the age of 25. And they all can dance really well.
They formed a K-pop group five years ago. They broke the record for YouTube’s most watched debut music video. Their album “Love Yourself: Tear” hit number one on iTunes in 73 countries.
They write socially conscious songs that deal with bullying, being proud of where you're from, and following your dreams instead of the dreams of your parents.
“Not only it’s their music it’s their lyrics,” said a fan named Sara. “We don’t speak Korean. But when I translate it” the issues are similar and “we feel better.”
StubHub said the BTS show is the number one top-selling show in the Bay Area this fall. Tickets are selling for more than $800.