BTS: Spring Day Stage Analysis
The world has finally seen the Spring Day stage. And wooh! That was emotional! (You’re heartless if you didn’t shed a tear)
When they talked about Youth Ending… They weren’t fucking kidding.
Bangtan may have talked about their advocacy against discrimination and injustice for the MV (if you want to see the symbolisms check my theory here: BTS You Never Walk Alone - Spring Day MV Theory: The Untold Story) but this song, this choreography… was all dedicated to the victims and families of the Sewol Tragedy which happened on the spring day of April 16, 2014. The Sewol Ferry tragedy ended the youth of almost 300 students from Danwon High School that day and this song and stage hopes to give comfort to the victims and their families that they are not alone.
Jimin representing those whose youth ended that day.
Boat formation, Jimin slowly going down
Jimin being taken by the waves, JHope too late to save him
Jin, the “comfort-giver”.
He represents those who stand strong with the plight of those who went through the injustice in hopes of giving peace to them and those whose lives were lost in the tragedy.
Being a strong shoulder for Kookie
Continuing the fight for Tae who was singing about his best friend
Tae trying to catch and hold on to the hope
Finally giving peace to the lost, Jimin
When us ARMYs say that Bangtan is relevant, we don’t only mean that they are breaking new ground in the industry they are in. Their songs in and of itself are now even more relevant than some on-lookers may perceive.
Bangtan will let everyone remember that the fight is not over…
You who are still fighting, lost, and in mourning… You will never walk alone.