It feels like we are coming to the end of an era that has changed the world beyond what people think or feel. BTS performing “Dynamite” during the Lotte Duty Free concert felt like being in a 2 hour long BTS live concert and you know the last song is being sang and that will be IT. The concert will be over, at that moment you start experiencing what is known as ‘after concert depression‘ where you wonder, “what now?” ” what do I do with my life now?”
That is usually the feeling after a BTS concert ends, whether you watch it live at a venue or online, the feelings is the same, that bit of emptiness, until another concert is announced and you start excitedly getting ready for your next serotonin boost that is a BTS concert.
With “Dynamite” we were able to experience such an amazing historical phenomenon that was the hit song. “Dynamite” hit hard from day one, over 3 million concurrent viewers upon release, 101.1Million views in 24 hours on YouTube, first grammy nomination, first Billboard Hot 100 at #1 for 3 weeks! The list is endless, read all its achivements at only 7 months old then.
We have had over 30 performances, all so magical and different in their own way from the fashion and style, stages and sets designs to locations… BTS recreated James Corden’s show and the Grammy stage in their hometown in South Korea, just to perform “Dynamite”.
You never heard the same sound or watched the same choreo, there was always something new, fresh, exciting and mind blowing with each “Dynamite” live performance!
“Dynamite” era was honestly Pure Magic, Pure Bliss, Pure Therapy and its honestly sad to see it go. Not that it is going to disappear but now something new is coming that looks to be coming for “Dynamite’s” crown.
The unfortunate part of saying temporary goodbye to “Dynamite” is that none of the 30+ performances of “Dynamite” were ever sung in front of ARMY.
This “Dynamite” era was truly magical in itself as it has been an amazingly sensational era that brought us another phase of BTS’ journey in music. The era came at a time when the world needed to be lit up like dynamite and uplift our moods during the dark times that befell us. BTS’ Jin, SUGA, RM, j-hope, Jimin, V and Jung Kook produced a total masterpiece that conquered the world, shattered norms, beliefs and brought the world closer regardless of location, time, race, region, gender or even age. A true “Queen“
BTS first performed “Dynamite” at the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards on August 30, 2020. They followed that up with additional performances on The Today Show on September 10, America’s Got Talent on September 16, and as the closing act at the iHeartRadio Music Festival on September 18, 2020. BTS opened their four-song set with “Dynamite”
As BTS made their first ever appearance on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts on September 21 they also opened their three-song set with “Dynamite”.
During the first of the band’s week-long stint on NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon that began on September 28, BTS presented a pre-recorded performance of “Dynamite” that featured both Jimmy Fallon and the Roots.
They performed the song from Terminal 2 of Incheon International Airport for the 2020 Billboard Music Awards (BBMAs) in October, and then at the Seoul Olympic Stadium for the 2020 American Music Awards (AMA) in November.
BTS have performed “Dynamite” at 2020 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA), Melon Music Awards (MMA), The Fact Music Awards, Music On A Mission | MusiCares Grammy Week, The Late Late Show With James Corden, Grammy Press Play Series, NBC Today Show, The Music Day Japan, GRAMMY Museum Programme at Home.
BTS have performed “Dynamite” at Gyeongbokgung Palace, On Radio360.com, Good Morning America Show (GMA), At the BEST ARTIST 2020, at 2020 FNS Music Festival, TIME’s 2020 Person of the Year, at CDTV Live Christmas Special, at the 2020 KBS Song Festival, the 2020 SBS Gayo Daejeon in Daegu, during New Years Eve Live 2020
In 2021 at the 35th Golden Disk Awards (GDA 2021), on “Let’s BTS” on KBS. BTS closed out their five-set appearance on MTV Unplugged in February 2021 with “Dynamite”.
In March 2021, they performed “Dynamite” from the roof of a skyscraper in Seoul for the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards, becoming the first Korean pop act to perform their own song at the Grammys.
May 16th 2021 BTS performed “Dynamite” at the Lotte Duty Free concert.