K-Event Review: Birthday Celebration and Charity Event for BTS’ Jungkook

Shuchi Sharma, Indore, Madhya Pradesh

In 2020, I joined the ranks of devoted BTS fans, known as ARMY, and over time, Jeon Jung-kook became more than just my bias; he became my inspiration. Living in a place where K-pop events were a rarity, the opportunity to volunteer for Hallyuism in Mumbai, specifically for Jungkook’s birthday, felt like destiny.

My first experience attending such an event was nothing short of a living dream. β€œJK Turning 26,” organized by Bang Tan Shefs, was a monumental success, leaving me in awe. The culinary delights from Bangtan Shefs were a revelation. The all-vegetarian menu featured Gimbap, Exotic Kimchi Fried Rice, Cucumber Kimchi, and Sweet and Sour Vegetables. The taste was simply divine. To complement the delectable food, we were treated to Boba drinks, with the peach-flavored Boba being a highlight, offering an explosion of flavors with every sip.

The stage came alive with incredible performances by talented individuals. Dancers like Blaven from Delhi, Tushaar from Bangalore, Chirag from Pune, Rishi & Kris from New Delhi, Axiom group from Mumbai, Future Ninjas from Mumbai, and Sai & Bunny from Mumbai left us spellbound with electrifying routines. Adding to the enchantment were singers like Ryuxin from Bhopal and Mayank from Pune, who surpassed all expectations. Though I was unfamiliar with most of them before the event, I was grateful for the chance to witness their exceptional talent in person.

The venue at Bharat Ratna Gaansamragyi Lata Mangeshkar Natya Gruha Auditorium on Mira Road was a visual delight. The decorations for Jungkook’s birthday transformed the auditorium into a vibrant, enchanting space. The meticulous attention to detail extended to the auditorium, stage, and lighting, creating a perfect ambiance.

The event’s host and organizer, Ms. Riya Goon, who also owns Bang Tan Shefs, was the heartbeat of the event. Her engaging and impactful approach, both on and off the stage, kept the audience captivated. Her warmth and enthusiasm in treating guests and performers alike made everyone feel welcome and at ease.

This event wasn’t merely a celebration of Jungkook’s birthday; it aimed to emulate his kindness and generosity. Bang Tan Shefs took the initiative to help the less fortunate children of Ankur Children’s Home, an orphanage in Mira Road, by donating all the proceeds from the event.

The event began with Riya inviting the children and staff of Ankur Children’s Home on stage, sharing the event’s noble purpose. Seeing these children enjoy the performances and savor delicious food warmed the hearts of all present. Surprisingly, many of them were familiar with BTS, fostering a sense of gratitude and unity among the ARMYs.

The performances were mesmerizing, with Rishi & Kris starting strong and Axiom ending on a high note. But the atmosphere turned electric when Blaven, Tushaar, and Ryuxin took the stage.

Blaven’s graceful moves were a sight to behold, and Tushaar, known for his calm demeanour, stunned with his powerful stage presence and unexpectedly deep voice. Ryuxin, with his dynamic rapping, transformed the event into a real-life concert. As if that wasn’t enough, soon Blaven was dancing alongside Ryuxin, who was singing live, creating an unforgettable moment that left the audience in awe.

Mayank, despite a sore throat from a cold, delivered a soulful performance, and other dance acts, including Chirag’s captivating solo, Sai & Bunny’s mesmerizing duet, and Future Ninja’s dynamic performance, kept the energy high.

Amidst these performances, we celebrated Jungkook’s 26th birthday by cutting a cake together, making it even more special as one lucky ARMY got to cut it on her own birthday.

After the performances, the event continued with fun games that engaged both the audience and performers. The highlight was the Random Dance Battle (RDB), where nearly all ARMYs confidently danced to K-pop hits, creating a mesmerizing spectacle and changing RDB to RDP, i.e., Random Dance Performance. DJ Shubhu’s K-pop playlist, enhanced by a fantastic sound system, kept the dance floor alive. Even Bollywood songs found their place, adding to the excitement.

This event was more than just a celebration; it was a gathering of kindred spirits. I made friends from different cities and states, met family ARMYs dressed in BTS or K-pop-themed outfits, and even witnessed a young ARMY dancing alongside her older sibling. The event drew fans from far and wide, all of whom exuded friendliness and cheerfulness. The influencers and performers were equally welcoming, posing for photos, dancing, and conversing with guests like old friends.

I am immensely grateful to Hallyuism and Bang Tan Shefs for granting me this opportunity. I look forward to more such unforgettable events in the future, cherishing the memories of this extraordinary day in my life!

How did you like this event review? And would you want to attend such events too? Tell us in the comments!

43 Comments Add yours

  1. SANCHITA AMBASTA says:

    πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ«ΆπŸ«Ά

    1. areezasaifi1 says:

      wonderful..πŸ₯ΉπŸ’•

      1. Manya says:

        Amazing event🀩

  2. Moumita Mondal says:

    Such a mesmerizing event. Wish I can attend in future days. Thanks to Bangtanshefsrestaurant for organizing this beautiful event and also to hallyuism for covering this up ❀

    1. Amazing and beautifully written πŸ«°πŸ»πŸ’œπŸ™ŒπŸ»

      1. Susmita Samanta says:

        κ°€κ³  μ‹Άμ—ˆμ–΄μš”!!!

  3. Sonia says:

    Amazing Event❀

  4. Such an amazing event 😭

  5. Tirna says:

    What an amazing event

  6. Susmita Samanta says:

    μ•„μ£Ό μž¬λ―Έμžˆμ–΄μš”…

    1. Pavani Nandyala says:

      Amazing 🫢🏻✨

  7. Sruthi E P says:

    Nice article

  8. Neha Tarekar says:

    Wow, so we can do something like this too huh 😯

  9. Navya Sharma says:

    that’s amazing 🀩

  10. sheetal says:

    μš°μ™€ πŸ’œβœ¨οΈπŸ«§
    Proud to be an Army 🫰🫢

  11. Rahana says:

    Wow that’s awesome ur doing an great jobπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

  12. Dikshitha says:

    To be honest this is such a good initiative yes! Events like this are a must, sending virtual love to the Ankur Children’s Home and bang tan chef you are amazing 😍

  13. Devanshi Bisht says:

    Wowwβœ¨πŸ’œ

  14. aqsazea12 says:

    Love the article πŸ’œπŸ’œ

  15. Gangavathi S says:

    The event organisation is so good. The experience which is share here made want to visit d future events. Great job for working towards a social cause bangtan shefs.

  16. Hema Srinivasan says:

    The event, the food , dance challenge..what more can I ask for! This is just a complete pack! GREAT JOB AND EFFORT πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ»

  17. Gangavathi S says:

    The event was great success. It felt a proud moment that this event was held for a social cause. The article perfectly depicted d event. I hope to visit there next time.

  18. rynwrsi says:

    Nice πŸ‘

  19. svt says:

    Kudos to Shuchi for the fantastic article about Jungkook’s birthday event in Mumbai! πŸŽ‚βœοΈ Your storytelling brought the event to life, and it felt like we were right there with you. Keep up the excellent work, and thank you for sharing your wonderful experience! 🌟

  20. Pranjul Sharma says:

    Sounds interesting πŸ’œ, I support the event.

  21. Mamoni says:

    The initiative is to help others, as expected from the ARMY fandomπŸ’œ I really want to experience such an event. Please include Kolkata as your next event destinationπŸ€©πŸ™Œ

  22. DJ says:

    Such an amazing event πŸ’œ..
    Loved the article

  23. Aayushi mishra says:

    Sounds fun!!

  24. asmapandey12 says:

    Amazing 😍

  25. Amazing article πŸ˜€πŸ‘

  26. Amazing πŸ₯‚

  27. aanchaltekriwal says:

    The article covered each aspect of the event so precisely. This lovely event was rendered in virtual reality for us.

  28. shreeyuktabanerjee says:

    when the fandom goes beyond simply loving the idols>>

  29. looking forward to attend such events

  30. priyadharsini2884 says:

    I hope to join the event in the future πŸ€žπŸ€žπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

  31. shaikhanjum999xy says:

    Amazing 😍

  32. dasbandita288 says:

    Wish I was a part of this event 😭

  33. Sabitri Manna says:

    Nice review of the event πŸ‘

  34. samiyaparvez15 says:

    wow looks so much fun <3

  35. Shruti says:

    Wow…..😍😍😍

  36. Zoya_6318 says:

    OMGGGGG

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