BTS performs mega concert in Central Park

In a moment BTS fans had been waiting for, the South Korean boy band took over New York City’s Central Park for an outdoor concert.

The Bangtan Boys kicked off ” Good Morning America’s ” 2019 Summer Concert Series on Wednesday morning and many of their fans — known as the ARMY — had camped out in the rain for days to catch a glimpse of the group.

” Thank you for waiting for days (in the rain, cold, everything), ” band member RM said.

Those sentiments were echoed by bandmate V, who told the crowd, ” Our fans are the best. They are motivation. We love you ARMY! ”

And just as the sun broke New York’s rainy streak, the seven-member band took the stage and the park was packed.

The group — Jin, Suga , J-Hope, RM, Jimin , V and Jungkook — has just broken a Beatles record with three Billboard number one albums in a single year.

” I mean, we’re all fanboys of (The) Beatles, of course, who is not, ” RM said. ” We feel so honored to be with the greatest names in the music industry — we love (The) Beatles of course. ”

BTS was formed in 2013, they took their name from the Korean expression Bangtan Sonyeondan , which roughly translates to ” bulletproof boy scouts. ”

In 2017, as their profile rose among English-speaking audiences, the group announced they were shifting the meaning of the acronym to ” Beyond the Scene. ”

They most recently performed at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards with their new single, ” Boy With Luv ” featuring Halsey.