So as you’ve probably heard by now, Psy oppa went to Dodger Stadium yesterday as part of his tour of America with Scooter Braun or whatever the hell is going on with that.
I didn’t expect him to perform the song at the stadium or anything, but it was cool that he got the song played between innings and that he got face time on the Jumbotron.
Now while that’s cool (and he certainly deserves it), things like invitations to sporting events and face time on screens can be bought.
In my opinion, the real sign that people actually recognize and like him is the reaction of the crowd when he was shown, plus stuff like this:
Why? Because they are two regular sports fans, not into K-pop, but they know who Psy is. They liked “Gangnam Style” and think it’s cool, so they sought him out in the parking lot to take a picture with him.
Furthermore, it’s the first sighting of K-pop I’ve ever had invade my real life world Twitter feed, and better yet, people were re-tweeting it without remorse.
That’s legit market penetration, not the bought and paid for corporate fluff bullshit, and it was awesome to see.
Related – I couldn’t help but LOL when I saw Soompi‘s title for the event: “PSY Visits Dodger Stadium in L.A., 50,000 Fans Greet Him”
As if 50k showed up to see him or something. Not to watch a baseball game. Not to watch the first place home team. Not to watch a bitter rivalry over a hundred years old. Not because those rivals are separated by a half game coming down the stretch. Nah, everybody was there just to blow him.