BTS’s J-Hope Opens Up About What He Truly Thought Of His Lollapalooza Performance

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He talked about the difficult journey.

BTS‘s J-Hope recently headlined Lollapalooza, showing off his incredible diversity as an artist and capturing not only the hearts of his fans, but even stunning locals with his performances.

J-Hope performing at Lollapalooza | @uarmyhope/Instagram

As the first Korean artist to headline Lollapalooza, J-Hope admitted that he was incredibly nervous and worked diligently to prepare his showstopping set. But in an earlier interview with IU, J-Hope admitted that he was excited about the opportunity, looking forward to trying to get everyone’s reaction to his music.

I wanted to introduce my music to the crowd who were not interested in me, and receive feedback.

– J-Hope

Now that his successful performance is over, J-Hope shared his thoughts on Instagram, explaining that his performance will be an “unforgettable [moment].”

July 31, 2022 is going to be one of my greatest and unforgettable moments.

– J-Hope

The idol explained that although his solo debut album, Jack In The Box, required a lot of hard work, Lollapalooza was “the most important [challenge].”

Lollapalooza was one of the most important challenges of Jack in the Box.

– J-Hope

Although J-Hope once again admitted that he was terrified of the upcoming performance, he gave his absolute all to preparing the stage.

Preparing an hour-long show with me front and center was just one dread-filled moment after another,

and I whipped myself forward as hard as I could, again and again, to practice for the show.

– J-Hope

But in that challenging process, J-Hope learned a lot about who he is as an artist.

Most of all, preparing every detail with so much attention and care made me learn along the way about who I really am.

– J-Hope

Especially because of how arduous of a journey Lollapalooza was, J-Hope plans on treasuring the moment, realizing his talent and success.

Yesterday was the culmination of this whole process,
and that’s why it’ll be that much more of a treasured memory in my life’s history,
and have that much more meaning!!!

– J-Hope

J-Hope thanked the staff, who were integral in helping him prepare for his performance.

I want to thank all of the staff who worked so hard for Lollapalooza,
all of my buddies in the band and the dance crew…

– J-Hope

As well as Becky G who joined him on stage…

Becky G for her special presence…

– J-Hope

Becky G and J-Hope | @uarmyhope/Instagram

Jimin, who surprised J-Hope by flying to Chicago to enthusiastically cheer his friend on…

Jimin who came so far to cheer me on…

– J-Hope

And ARMY, who gave him the courage to go on stage.

… and above all I want to thank our ARMY who made yesterday’s stage shine even more brightly

– J-Hope

J-Hope ultimately shared that he was incredibly grateful for the opportunity.

and I would like to thank once again all the organizers of Lollapalooza who gave me this amazing opportunity !!!

– J-Hope

Hopefully, fans will see J-Hope continue to receive more incredible opportunities in the future.