VIDEO: 'Gangnam Style' Flash Mob Hits Washington Sq. Park

By Andrea Swalec on September 26, 2012 3:31pm 

MANHATTAN — Everybody Gangnam Style — flash mob style.

Dozens of dancers hit Washington Square Park to perform the high-energy routine from Korean pop star Psy's "Gangnam Style" video on Sunday, video posted to YouTube shows. 

Circled around the park fountain, a high-energy crowd danced in lockstep choreography as cheering fans looked on.

The flash mob was coordinated by the Korean hip-hop dance group I Love Dance, which taught the routine in two-hour, $30 sessions on Saturday, according to a Facebook invitation for the event. 

Psy, who was born Park Jae-sang, has been taking the world by storm with his pop video that's racking up a record number of YouTube "likes" and has been performed by everyone from Britney Spears to members of the U.S. Naval Academy got some love in Washington Square Park over the weekend.

Psy told CNN that the song refers to the posh Gangnam district of Seoul, Korea. 

"People who are actually from Gangnam never proclaim that they are — it’s only the posers and wannabes that put on these airs and say that they are 'Gangnam Style,'" he said. 

More than 2.8 million YouTube users have "liked" the official video for the song, beating out previous record-holders LMFAO's "Party Rock Anthem" and Justin Bieber's "Baby," according to Entertainment Weekly.

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