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PSY fans pack University Mall to celebrate 'Gangnam Style'

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A crowd of nearly 3,000 packed Tampa's University Mall on Saturday to catch a glimpse of Korean-pop musician PSY. A crowd of nearly 3,000 packed Tampa's University Mall on Saturday to catch a glimpse of Korean-pop musician PSY.
TAMPA (FOX 13) -

There was definitely something in the air at the University Mall in Tampa on Saturday.

It wasn't ‘Beiber Fever,' it was more like a PSY-chedelic trip. Thousands of the musical act's fans stood in front of a makeshift stage at the retail development to see him perform.

"It's very exPSYiting, very exciting," is how one fan described the scene.

That fan was one of many who waited for a couple hours for South Korean superstar PSY to hit the stage.

His hit ‘Gangnam Style,' has taken over the United States charts. The video for the song has set a YouTube record with more than 9,000,000 hits. PSY's first single hit the airwaves during the summer.

"When it first came out in July I went crazy," said another of the musician's energetic enthusiasts.

Derek Wilson also attended Saturday afternoon's performance and was pleased at how it turned out.

"We've been waiting we've been dancing and educating people on K-pop," Wilson explained. "It's exciting."

What is K-pop? It's short for Korean pop music.

When the long wait ended and PSY emerged on stage just after 4:30 p.m. his fans went crazy. ‘Gangnam Style,' had taken over the University Mall.

Even though the show was relatively brief it was catchy and folks were dancing to it.

"It's awesome; it's Gangnam Style and I'm freaking out right now," said one adoring female fan.

PSY was originally scheduled to appear at the Jingle Ball concert at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on Sunday but cancelled when he was invited to perform for President Obama and his family at the White House.

 

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