LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Devoted fans of the Korean boy band BTS camped out overnight in front of Staples Center just for a chance to get a spot closer to the stage at Wednesday night’s concert.
A line of tents, sleeping bags and folding chairs is wrapped around the block surrounding Staples Center, where BTS will kick off their North American tour tonight at 8 p.m.
Some fans holding general admission tickets have been camped out at Staples Center for more than a day admission tickets.
One fan said she quit her job to camp out for the concert.
The seven-member boy band has taken the U.S. by storm. The group’s new song, “Idol,” featuring Nicki Minaj, hit No. 11 on the Billboard Top 100 list and the video for the song broke the record for best YouTube debut with 45 million views in the first 24 hours.
BTS is playing at the Staples Center through Saturday.