For anyone who just had a birthday party, how was it going?
I’m sure that no matter how epic yours was, it’s definitely nothing compared to these birthday celebrations some fandoms made for their idols.
To some fans, idols’ birthdays are more important than their own birthdays. It’s like Christmas to them. Everything would be planned for months and very well-prepared. Of all birthday celebrations fans ever made for idols, I have collected 6 ones that are the biggest ever in Kpop history, and I’m gonna show you how epic they were.
ARMY is always one of the fandoms famous for the massiveness in every project they organize. Recently, V’s fansites surprised many people with the monumental project carried out to celebrate his birthday.
In addition to charitable donations, ARMY also surprised many people by hiring giant billboards to celebrate V’s birthday.
Specifically, on December 12, 2019, V’s biggest fansite in China called KIM TAE HYUNG bar revealed the 12th part of the VIONYUS project called Life is Beauty to celebrate his birthday. This time, ARMY helped V become the first Kpop idol ever to be shown on the digital sail screen in Gae Aulenti Square in Milan.
The reason ARMY chose this place to hold the birthday project is because V always has a passion for art and photography. So, Milan is a perfect place because this is Italy’s 2nd most popular city and is famous for highly sophisticated architecture, fashion and art.
There was another outstanding project in the chain of activities to celebrate the 24th birthday of V – The Purple V Zone. Specifically, China Baidu Vbar contacted the local government of Seoul to cooperate to create a purple zone for V at Seoul Christmas Festival 2019, knowing that purple is V’s favorite color.
And yet, this fanbase continued to make the Kpop community overwhelmed by their enthusiasm and meticulousness when choosing one of the Seven Wonders of the World – The Great Wall as a place to hold the celebration. This spectacular event is called Starry Starry Night.
The “Starry Starry Night” was a light show featuring 200 drones and 100 Kongming lanterns released. The drones arranged in sparkling images of V, his name in Chinese and Korean, a birthday cake with the number 25, and a Capricorn constellation which is V’s zodiac sign.
Were you there to witness this one-of-a-kind light show? If you were, many people are very jealous right now.
September 1, 2020 was the 24-year-old birthday (in Korean age) of Jeon Jungkook – who is called the “golden maknae” of not only BTS but also of the whole Kpop world.
Jungkook’s fandom in particular and BTS’ fandom in general from all over the world, have had an extremely spectacular birthday celebration for him. The plan was prepared several months ago with huge donations.
You will be shocked to know that the plan included hundreds of small projects which were elaborated and prepared separately. Most of them are projects that promote Jungkook’s image, and there were also a large number of charity projects under the name of Jungkook.
Before and during Jungkook’s birthday, in many cities of Korea, China, Japan, Thailand, Italy, etc. His image appeared everywhere, from the subway station, highways, buildings, giant wheel in the famous Everland park in Seoul, to parks in Dalian city, China.
More impressively, an epic fireworks display was held at Haeundae Beach in Busan, the homecity of Jungkook.
Fandom in America even took things to the next level when designing a word display in the sky of New York city called “Love Letter In The Sky”.
Thanks to this project, Jungkook became the “first” Korean artist ever to celebrate his birthday using Skytyping technology. Specifically, there were 5 planes flying in the New York sky, making the best wishes to Jungkook with the witness of the Statue of Liberty and a lot of New Yorkers.
So, congratulations to anyone who was in New York during the display, you guys were so lucky.
But, when you thought things couldn’t get any more epic, there was more. In London, a giant 3D image of Jungkook’s name was projected near the Tower Bridge; and in Paris, Jungkook’s happy birthday picture was shown at the Eiffel Tower.
Meanwhile in Singapore, through WWF, Jungkook’s fans adopted a dwarf rabbit and donated a lot of rabbit food and supplies to Bunny Wonderland. The reason their activities were related to rabbits because rabbit is Jungkook’s spirit animal, since he’s famous for his lovely rabbit teeth.
This fandom also donates a lot of supplies for an elementary school, providing food for 44,600 people in need, donating to 384 elderly people in nursing homes, all under the name of Jungkook. Wow, that’s what fans can do for their idols.
At this point, we can say idols’ birthday projects are a measure of fandoms’ potential and affordability. Recently, on Jaemin’s birthday August 13, 2020, his fans made many people drop their jaws because of the incomparable idea they got for their idol’s birthday. This can be considered the most impressive idol birthday project in Kpop so far.
On July 18, Jaemin’s Chinese fansite, JAEMINbar, shared the “Stay Gold” project they were going to do for Jaemin in August. Accordingly, on Jaemin’s birthday, a satellite with a birthday wish to the male idol would be orbiting the Earth within 90 minutes.
In addition, there was a Morse code that conveyed Jaemin’s happy birthday message being displayed in the sky of Seoul for about 2 minutes and could be seen by anyone in Seoul.
Has anyone of you guys decoded this Morse code? Anyone who has, please share the message it conveys in the comments.
It seems like NCTzens are very fond of astronomy when earlier, they even bought and named a star after NCT to celebrate the group’s debut day. So, after the JAEMINbar’s project, a fever was created within the NCT fandom, quickly stirred up almost all online forums in Korea. Netizens everywhere have expressed their admiration for NCTzen’s investment in idols, and praised them for how smart and creative they are.
Up to now, EXO-Ls are always famous in the KPOP fan community for their unique ideas for celebrating idols’ birthdays.
The “huge” projects that Sehun’s fan sites performed on the 27th birthday of EXO’s maknae made many KPOP fans jealous of the enormous investment.
In the past, do you remember Sehun’s 26th birthday project from Ohsehunbar? This fansite had rented a plane to bring Sehun’s image around the world. This time, Ohsehunbar took it further, they turned a whole amusement park into the “Sehuniverse park”, with Sehun himself as the main theme. All of his images and videos were featured all over the park, including entrance ticket designs, ferris wheel, giant LED screens up to 46m in diameter, and 22 cable cars decorated inside and out, all related to Sehun’s image.
This makes Sehun became the first Kpop idol ever to have a theme park.
Previously, this fansite had a lot of other activities to celebrate Sehun’s birthday such as placing ads in the subway, getting Sehun to appear in The New York Times, etc.
Indeed, Chinese fans have never let people down in their willingness to spend money on idols. Projects made by Chinese fans are always praised and appreciated by K-netizens for their meticulousness, extraordinary and great investment.
Not only Ohsehunbar but also many other fansites have equally spectacular projects to celebrate Sehun’s birthday, including his fans in Vietnam. A big fan page of Sehun is OHMilk – EXO Sehun Vietnam Fanpage has made a very meaningful birthday project for the maknae. According to information shared on the fanpage, Sehun’s fans from Vietnam have donated 1204 trees (the number representing Sehun’s date of birth) for the Ca Mau [Ka-Mao] mangroves. So, they were not only celebrating their idol’s birthday, but also helping the environment of their home country.
On Jimin’s 24th birthday, his fanbase has carried out a global birthday project with the goal of turning October into “Jimin’s month”.
Fate – Jimin’s fansite announced to feature a birthday promotion video of the male idol at Times Square, New York for 7 days from October 9 to October 15.
Meanwhile in Philippines, his fans planned to operate more than 50 aerial cameras with the soundtrack of Jimin’s solo song Serendipity and his self-composed song Promise at Eton Centris Walk located in the capital Manila on October 11.
Fandom Jimin Bar China also planned to hold a large-scale event by sending a video promoting Jimin’s birthday to all CGV cinemas – Korea’s largest entertainment chain – across the country. The video was shown on about 800 large screens in 167 cinemas from October 7 to October 13. This was the first time an artist’s birthday video was played on the big screen before the movie was shown.
In addition, a subway named “Jimin’s birthday train” was decorated with the image of the male idol that would operate from October 3 to November 2. Not over yet, fans also provided special Jimin theme boarding passes to 250,000 passengers of Eastar Jet’s international flights in October and November.
Notably, Jimin’s fans from all over the world also carried out many philanthropy activities like growing forests, building schools, helping cancer patients and children in need, and even adopting an emperor penguin, which is Jimin’s spirit animal.
While other idols got their literal big birthday celebrations, Jin had a… figurative big one.
Despite taking on the visual position in the group, Jin doesn’t seem to pay much attention to fulfilling his role well, instead, he always makes fans laugh their lungs out thanks to his fun personality and gifted humor.
So when celebrating Jin’s birthday, ARMY and Big Hit are determined not to disappoint him. 1500 made-up photos and videos were created by the fanti to not let Jin ever forget his 27th birthday.
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The admin of BTS’ official Twitter account had done some serious editing work, using only Jin’s face wearing a pair of round glasses, duplicating it multiple times, and then set his work as the profile pic and cover photo, making fans startled a bit when visiting the page.
After being influenced by such a genius idea, ARMY also proved their editing skills when turning the faces of all BTS’ members and even Taylor Swift into Jin’s face
Jimin’s divine paper fan dance at MMA 2018 was also haunted by Jin
And the funniest one is this picture of Jin invading an entire stadium
Jin is really savage, and so are his fans. Who isn’t happy to have a fan base that cares about their idols in such a unique way?
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