The name of BTS‘s lightstick, ARMY Bomb, is perfect for the “Bulletproof Boy Scouts,” but sometimes it’s a little problematic for fans.
After all, you can’t say “bomb” in an airport or at a concert without expecting security to tackle you to the floor. In public spaces, the ARMY Bomb suddenly becomes the Lightstick That Must Not Be Named.
To avoid getting kicked out of venues and thrown off flights, ARMYs simply call the ARMY Bomb a “lightstick.”
The whole time I was thinking, don't say ARMY bomb, don't say ARMY bomb…say lightstick, it's a lightstick. But they didn't even question me…it's in my purse🤣🤣🤣
— 💜🦀⟭⟬ 🅔🅡🅘⁷ ⟬⟭🐨💜 (@eriberri13980) November 30, 2021
Don't even dare to say 'ARMY BOMB'😭 https://t.co/T2PEQA3FcS
— RaviKumar⁷ ᵕ̈ (@4AMReflections_) November 26, 2021
Apparently, SoFi Stadium is following the fandom’s unofficial rule! While at BTS’s PERMISSION TO DANCE ON STAGE concert in L.A., a fan noticed a box of Version 3…“war balls.”
army bomb? sorry i only know war ball pic.twitter.com/DOpefPGeHJ
— jks bf ♡⁷ (@goIdrushjk) November 29, 2021
As expected, fans are loving this inaccurate yet totally fitting name for the ARMY Bomb.
The best part? That’s not the ARMY Bomb’s only nickname. It has also been called “ARMY Ball!” (Close enough, right?)
For more, check out these memorable moments from the concert.