AceShowbiz - SoFi Stadium has promised to do better. After concertgoers claimed that vaccination cards weren't being checked at the BTS (Bangtan Boys) first show of their "Permission to Dance on Stage", the venue vowed to check vax cards earlier at the Sunday, November 28 concert.
"The safety of our guests, staff and the artist are always our number one priority, and we coordinated with law enforcement to temporarily streamline guest entry at last night's show," SoFi said in a statement to TMZ. "Tonight, we will have increased security and guest entry points and will begin vaccination verification even earlier in the entry process."
This arrived after SoFi caught heat over its lack of organization at the Saturday show. A video obtained by TMZ saw that dozens of BTS ARMY went through security checkpoints easily without any checking.
In addition to COVID-19 concerns, it was reported that the show started late. One fan claimed that it's delayed because the volume of people coming in and the lack of organization from SoFi stadiums officials.
One Twitter user, meanwhile, shared a video of a packed crowd outside the stadium just less than an hour after the concert began. "This is everyone in section 7 right now. Security just yelled at us to move back to organize a line," the individual fumed alongside the footage. "We have 35 minutes until the concert starts !!!!!"
Despite the complaints, BTS and ARMY had a good time together on Saturday. RM, Jungkook, Jimin, Suga, Jin, J-Hope and V delighted concertgoers with their mesmerizing performance as they sang and danced to their songs with fan chanting from the entire venue.
"Permission to Dance on Stage" marked BTS' first stadium concert since the coronavirus pandemic. The famed K-Pop group announced the tour in late September. It's also the first live concert since the boy band's "2019 BTS World Tour Love Yourself: Speak Yourself the Final", which was held in Seoul, Korea.
Aside from the November 27 and 28 dates, BTS will hold "Permission to Dance on Stage" on December 1 and 2 at the same Los Angeles stadium.