Name of fan club: US BTS ARMY
Year formed: 2014
What is your role in this fanclub (what position)? Founder
Was there any special reason that led you to form this club/gave you the idea to form this club? There wasn't any specific fanbase for US ARMY at the time, so after some encouragement from a friend I just started it. It was a little daunting at first, since I had no idea what I was doing! When we officially launched, our name was BTS WEST COAST ARMY. The idea was start out small then grow from there. Eventually, after about a year, we officially changed our name to US BTS ARMY.
What do you like about BTS? Wah this is a hard question haha! I like a lot about BTS. The way their music speaks to not just me but a lot of us, even if it is in a different language. They're dancing is amazing, they are incredible performers! Those boys always work so hard just to make ARMY happy. :D They are so hard working & dedicated it's inspiring. The put 110% in everything they do & I am always so grateful for that. They really care about their fans. ♥ I feel like they always give us so much, no matter what I do for them it never feels like enough. They are such dorks and ALWAYS put a smile on my face. Honestly I could go on & on, but I feel like no amount of words is ever enough. They never cease to amaze me! ♥
Have you ever met the group/members of the group? Met them in person, no I wish! Seen them at concerts and shows, yes several times here in the US & in Korea.
What events does your fanclub do? We like to do support for them during concerts or promotions. We collaborate with other fan bases during anniversaries & birthdays etc; like gathering gifts, letters, fan art and so on.
Proximity of members (all from same country/city, etc)? This is kind of hard to answer lol, we don't necessarily have members. Just fans that follow us for updates on BTS, etc. Currently we have a little over 50K on Twitter. Our followers are not just from the US but from all over the world! :D :D We have fans from so many places its really amazing to see. :)
What message would you like to give to BTS fans around the world? We are still such a young fandom. We have a long way to go, and being a fan isn't easy. There will always be people trying to make it difficult for us. We just have to remember what's important to us. Those 7 wonderful boys that bring us so much joy. ♥♥ So lets just worry about the important things, supporting BTS and ignoring the outside negativity.