The struggle was very real on Tuesday night as BTS attempted to hold a live broadcast for ARMY.
Still, they wanted to take some to catch up with ARMY on their trip. So, they went online to hold a live broadcast. But no one was prepared for the obstacles they would face in their attempt.
Things seemed relatively okay at first. The members started singing about Chuseok (Autumn eve) as the holiday came to an end.
They even got into conversation, talking about their family traditions. After just nearly three minutes, their conversation was abruptly interrupted.
Shortly after their live broadcast ended, they returned to explain that the connection was unstable. Still, there was something off…
Their wide-shot of all seven of them appeared vertical rather than horizontal! So, they ended the live broadcast to fix it.
When they returned, trying for the third time, the members asked maknae Jungkook, who was monitoring the situation, if everything looked okay this time. He explained that even viewing it was quite delayed, so it was hard to tell just yet. They’re already missing Korea’s strong Wi-Fi!
This was the best live broadcast of the night yet, as they could keep conversing without major issues for at least seven minutes. All good things must come to an end, though, as it cut them off mid-conversation.
They were not ones to leave ARMY hanging, and they returned to continue the live broadcast once again. Leader RM apologized, saying, “The network is bad here. We’re sorry.”
They were attempting to tell ARMY about the trip so far, giving an in-depth overview of their schedule over the course of the past couple of days. Unfortunately, the internet cut them off again.
It shocked viewers to see BTS go live so many times back-to-back and for just short amounts of time. It was quite the experience for those who watched.
biggest flex? I watched 4 BTS live in one hour pic.twitter.com/YvesACymXM
— ♡chooey♡ (@_kookiejayy) September 21, 2021
It was even more surprising to those who saw their notifications too late, realizing they missed four lives. Life goes on?
imagine waking up to this….. pic.twitter.com/oTGHuV2Esm
— シ︎ (@vantaedits) September 21, 2021
Worst yet, the live broadcasts had disappeared from BTS’s page as if they had been deleted! So, it seemed like we would never see it at first.
u missed realizing the live
bts vlive it has has been
replay deleted pic.twitter.com/jlKFp7nhEN
— yuri (@jjk4kth_) September 21, 2021
Thankfully, they reappeared later! And about seven hours after they attempted to do a live broadcast, a pre-recorded one was released to make up for the technical difficulties.
It was surely an experience that ARMY will remember for a very long time…
212209 BTS LIVE struggle a thread: pic.twitter.com/3krICbIU1O
— rozii⁷🤍 (@gguksanae) September 21, 2021
Although it was short, there were many iconic moments throughout the various live broadcasts.
earth to taehyung?????? sir???? hello??? pic.twitter.com/AgmzbaJPQF
— vmin (@librajiminn) September 21, 2021
Jungkook's "hi again"
— BTS_UPDATES⁷ 💜 (@BTSupdate_7) September 21, 2021
JK: j-hope I love you (reading comments)
HOBI: Huh? I love you 😸 pic.twitter.com/dgBETZGkcz
— j-hope daily ♡ (@thehobiprint) September 21, 2021
Until BTS return to Korea, it looks like this is the new normal.
1080p men stuck in 240p world 😔 pic.twitter.com/v8sbl87rxA
— jam (@ssujams) September 21, 2021