Korean Boy Band BTS Opened A Pop-Up Shop In Mexico City And The City Lost Its Mind
So BTS is a big deal. And in Mexico it’s no different, the country is home to some seriously dedicated fans.
Chicos and chicas alike are obsessed with the Korean boy band but sadly the group has only given one concert in Mexico City, back in 2015.
So this was the announcement that everyone had been waiting for.
Though for those not living near CDMX, they were disappointed the collection wouldn’t immediately be available online.
But now the BT21 store is officially open in Mexico City and people are losing their minds.
Many on Twitter we’re anxiously waiting in-line and live-Tweeting the play by play for those of us that couldn’t be there.
There was already a lot of hype leading up to the actual opening.
Like they had to tweet out this reminder to stay calm, bring water, and be prepared to wait.
Pretty much everyone agreed that the line for the pop-up shop was bigger than the lines to go to an actual BTS concert.
Now imagine the line at Mexico’s next BTS concert. But it’s obvious their fans in Mexico are dedicated and come hail, sleet, snow, or rain, it wouldn’t matter, they’d still show up in droves.
People were taking photos and posing with whatever they could.
And thankfully, the shop thought ahead and provided plenty of life-size cutouts of each of the singers along with all sorts of cute decorations.
But most were after the dolls created by each member of BTS.
Tata, RJ, Mang, Chimmy, Cooky, Shooky, Koya are the names of the animated characters created by Jungkook, Taehyung, Jimin, Namjoon, Jin, Hoseok and Yoongi, members of the K-Pop band.
Many took to Twitter to share their hauls from the pop-up.
How cute is this stuff?!
Some realized that the Mexico City store even had things that other stores didn’t.
Translation: “oooh they have things that they don’t have in the Times Square store! Kinda jealous but Mexico deserves it.”
Many on Twitter were just speechless that a BT21 store had arrived in the Mexican capital.
After nearly four years without a BTS concert in the city, many were shocked that they would open up a shop in the city.
The fact that BTS had chosen Mexico City as the first location for a pop-up in all of Latin America lends some serious cred to the city.
The all boy Korean band has only been to Mexico City once before but they’ve played Sao Paulo several times.
Many from outside the country may not have realized but BTS is basically at the level of la Virgen de Guadalupe in terms of fandom.
And few would actually line up in numbers like they did for this pop-up shop.
Which leaves us wondering, when will BTS do their next show in Mexico?