Despite the Oracle Arena's "no camping" rules, fans of a popular Korean boy band couldn't wait until the door opened Wednesday and formed a lengthy line outside the Oakland stadium in anticipation.
The South Korean group of seven, BTS, was in the Bay Area for the second leg of their "Love Yourself" world tour after performing four shows in Los Angeles last week.
Tickets were running at least $700 for the cheapest resale club seats, according to prices on Ticketmaster. The most expensive tickets were up to at least $2,529 each.
BTS fans, who call themselves BTS Army, lined up early Wednesday morning even though the concert didn't begin until 8 p.m. and doors and the pedestrian pathway at 66th Avenue didn't open until 10 a.m.
BTS recently made the 25-entry list of Time magazine's roundup of the most influential people on the internet. The K-pop group has taken over the hearts of teenagers and adults all over the world with their perfectly synchronized choreography, smooth voices and playful personas.
K-pop groups tend to bring out intense passion in its fans, hence the long lines and the waiting and hundreds of dollars spent on merchandise.
Most fans at the concert were expected to be carrying a BTS light stick to illuminate Oracle Arena and show their favorite performers their love and support.
The K-pop group also was scheduled to appear Wednesday night on NBC's "America's Got Talent."