This year, BTS is re-enacting their first birthday party for FESTA 2020, but if you’re a new fan, you might have missed some of the throwback details. Here are 8 of them!
1. The jerseys
When BTS debuted, they wore these memorable jerseys with “BTS” printed on the front and their names printed on the back.
BTS’s new jerseys feature the current BTS logo that didn’t exist until years after their debut.
2. Jungkook’s spot-on imitation
While sucking helium, Jungkook appears to be imitating the emphatic, elderly man who was a hardcore ARMY back in the day. This “grandpa” knew all the members by name, and he was proud of it!
WAIT JUNGKOOK???? SHUT UP HE REALLY IMITATED THE GRANDPA—😭🤚🏼 pic.twitter.com/6PgW5GcHnO
— nava⁷ (@navamyg) June 10, 2020
3. The balloons
Balloons are a must at all parties, but BTS’s silliness with helium is reminding ARMYs of when BTS entertained themselves with helium back in the rookie days…
…specifically, in this video.
BTS’s first FESTA party didn’t have helium balloons. Instead, the members blew them up themselves. V, J-Hope, and Jungkook were in charge of cleaning and decorating at their first birthday party, so chances are that they took on the same roles for BTS’s 2020 party.
4. The cooking crew
Jin and RM are an entertaining duo in the kitchen. In the preview, RM struggles to chop veggies under Jin’s supervision…
So, clearly, nothing has changed!
5. The cake
The cake in BTS’s FESTA preview has white icing, chocolate syrup, colorful letters, and a few decorations…
…just like their first FESTA cake.
6. The cake’s decorators
In 2014, Suga and Jimin were in charge of the cake, and they spent at least 50% of the process playfully pointing out each other’s mistakes.
The saga continues in 2020.
7. The party decor
BTS’s 2020 and 2014 birthday parties have similar decor and a similar setup, but it’s easy to see how far they have come just by looking at these two screenshots.
8. All the photos in the background
On the corkboard behind V are several photos from BTS’s past. If you look closely, you’ll see one from their first birthday party.