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"It's like being atWoodstock!": Things overheardat PSY

Sydney’s Marquee Nightclub has hosted some pretty big names in its first year of life. But for all the A-list pulling power of dance music’s flashiest names and their albums-long discographies, it was one man with a one-song set who sold out a Thursday night at The Star’s superclub: PSY.

Marquee secured the viral sensation’s first show in Australia (bar those TV performances) before he heads back next year with Future Music Festival and with tickets going for a not-so-paltry $130, it’s hard not to be amazed at just how manic the love for novelty song of the decade has become.

And sure enough, it was just that one song we got. PSY may have six K-Pop albums to his name, but it was a four-minute set for the Marquee crowd last night. We met some of the 300-odd people who caught ‘Gangnam Style’ up close a couple of weeks after Psy performed it to an estimated turnout of 100,000 at Seoul Plaza – here’s what they had to say.

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crob

crob said on the 19th Oct, 2012

some one paid $5000.... that's depressing

shazie

shazie said on the 19th Oct, 2012



When I first heard Jose wanted to go see PSY, I was against it.

But if Jose wants to blow all his money, so be it.

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 19th Oct, 2012

It only would have been worth $130 if at the end of the performance the doors of Marquee were locked and the club then filled with sarin gas.

Worth $130 to me, anyway.

Mr_V1tr1oL

Mr_V1tr1oL said on the 19th Oct, 2012

wait. 1 song for $130? seriously?!

crob

crob said on the 19th Oct, 2012



yep... kinder funny

sarcasm_mister

sarcasm_mister said on the 19th Oct, 2012

*jumps on wiki*

did he only do one song?

he's actually had a ton of No.1 hits in Korea before Gangnam. so i'm guessing anyone who is into K-Pop would be fairly familiar with a lot of his songs.

jacegalvin

jacegalvin said on the 19th Oct, 2012

'It's like being at Woodstock!' - Santos, 2012

batdan

batdan said on the 19th Oct, 2012

"Wan't to see my WOODstock?" Oldgregg, 2012

crob

crob said on the 19th Oct, 2012

why do i think he will only do 1 song at future...

ThatDude123

ThatDude123 said on the 20th Oct, 2012



Woodstock is too mainstream for me, man.

ThatDude123

ThatDude123 said on the 20th Oct, 2012



I have a feeling he will just be a between-set act that comes out and does the one song before one of the headliners.

daveyac8881

daveyac8881 said on the 21st Oct, 2012

I really hope not... I'm keen to see a full set from Psy

lineofbestfit

lineofbestfit said on the 22nd Oct, 2012

because he's one of those guys who bought his entire record collection after the gangnam fame hit

Hinee

Hinee said on the 22nd Oct, 2012

if there was a completely unheard of-in-oz K-pop band that i read had 6 huge albums playing a festival i was attending... i'd be keen on a full set... i'd liken it to seeing the scissor sisters

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 22nd Oct, 2012



http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRUfVb0CHFi08QUC6sIaXwFANCKEjpiiscRCLYaQa25dbJK8muW4E9pGgsIsg

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 22nd Oct, 2012



South Koreans are the gays of Asians.

Really, MAB, don't you know anything!

sarcasm_mister

sarcasm_mister said on the 22nd Oct, 2012



i had to report this post. a statement which is that much of a mindfuck should not be allowed on this forum.

daveyac8881

daveyac8881 said on the 22nd Oct, 2012

The scissor sisters definitely have more than just novelty value! And Psy is pretty atypical K-pop, but I agree that given the opportunity I'd want to check out something that is huge overseas and previously unheard of here. We are getting the white man treatment! These short sets are akin to getting served soy instead of chili at a Korean restaurant

NJadeW

NJadeW said on the 24th Oct, 2012

those comments say enough about the people there

grattan

grattan said on the 5th Dec, 2012

http://soundcloud.com/dan-deacon/gangrimes-style

grattan

grattan said on the 6th Dec, 2012

With one song, 34-year-old Park Jae-sang — better known as PSY — is set to become a millionaire from YouTube ads and iTunes downloads, underlining a shift in how money is being made in the music business. An even bigger dollop of cash will come from TV commercials.

From just those sources, PSY and his camp will rake in at least $US7.9 million ($A7.5 million) this year, according to an analysis by the Associated Press of publicly available information and industry estimates. But for online music sales in South Korea, he'll earn less than $US60,000.

Lance Uppercut

Lance Uppercut said on the 7th Dec, 2012

kind of amusing how little money he made from actual music sales.

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 8th Dec, 2012

Yeah, I'd be so disappointed if someone only gave me 60 thousand dollars for a single song.

jacegalvin

jacegalvin said on the 9th Dec, 2012

I think he/she meant that pretty much all of his money came from YouTube, not music sales.

loudQUIETloud

loudQUIETloud said on the 9th Dec, 2012

To be fair the article only says digital sales in South Korea so doesn't factor in physical sales in South Korea or any sales from the rest of the world, it's probably up in the hundreds of thousands really.

grattan

grattan said on the 19th Dec, 2012

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fp2Xj8lvSTc

grattan

grattan said on the 23rd Jan, 2013

Google has revealed that Psy's 'Gangnam Style' video has generated over $8million (£5million) in ad revenues via YouTube

crob

crob said on the 23rd Jan, 2013

good for google, they need more money

Braveheart81

Braveheart81 said on the 23rd Jan, 2013

Hopefully Psy will be able to afford full length pants now.