BTS' J-Hope became the first Korean artist to take the main stage at Lollapalooza, one of the most iconic music festivals in the United States, rivaling Coachella and South by South West.
Although J-Hope is part of the most famous K-pop artist in history, it will be his first time standing on stage alone, performing solo songs without the BTS members. . On top of that, he was featured as a featured artist for one of the biggest music festivals in America and had to perform alone for an hour as the main gig.
With this in mind, it’s natural to be nervous before the event, even for a professional artist like J-Hope. The male idol shared that he couldn’t even eat or sleep because he was so nervous before his big concert in Chicago. J-Hope even shared with fans that he practiced for 6 hours a day so as not to embarrass the name BTS.
J-Hope shared that the pressure to fill the stage alone was so great that he lost sleep and couldn’t even sleep because he missed his members so much. That’s when member Jimin decided to fly to Chicago to support J-Hope through this whole endeavor.
In fact, Jimin suddenly decided to get on a plane to Chicago a few days after J-Hope left. Many people thought that Jimin had a separate schedule to join, but it turns out that Jimin flew in to fully support J-Hope and be there for him.
During a live broadcast, Jimin shared that he felt that J-Hope would be lonely during this solo promotion because the members have been together all this time. So he decided to go and support J-Hope.
J-Hope feels incredibly grateful for Jimin and expresses that Jimin is a ray of sunshine in his dark times when trying to cope with the pressure of performing alone.
J-Hope said, “I didn’t have any cravings when I went to America and I barely ate. Only when Jimin came, that’s when I could eat. While preparing for the performance, it felt like a world. The world is dark but Jimin is the light. Jimin has helped me a lot.”