Fans in the U.K are organizing a flash mob event to bring YG Entertainment to London. On Facebook, there is a public event page titled “Bring YG to the UK” with almost 600 users confirming their attendance (200 maybe attending). The flash mob is scheduled to take place on July 9th from 3:00PM at the Trafalgar Square in central London.
The event page describes the event as “a chance to really show the huge and growing YG fan base in the UK – hopefully it’ll be even better than the one they did in Paris for SM :)”
It gives four options for the dress code: Lollipop theme, Uniqlo Big Bang t-shirts, bright colors with lots of accessories, and Dr. Dre Beats headphones. The list of songs they plan on performing include: 1TYM’s “Hot,” Se7en’s “Digital Bounce” and “Better Together,” Big Bang’s “Love Song,” “Lie,” “Last Farewell,” “High High,” “Baby Don’t Cry,” 2NE1’s “Fire,” “I Don’t Care,” and “I Am the Best.” The flash mob will end with 2NE1’s “I Am the Best” the organizer said.
But according to local media, YG Entertainment was not aware of this event taking place. YGE told Sports Chosun, “We did not know English fans were gathering together for this event. In the past, YG artists received a number of calls from European music festivals to come and perform. We see there is demand for our concert in Europe, but realistically, it won’t be happening anytime soon. The situation with Daesung has not been solved yet, and 2NE1 already is scheduled to run Japanese promotions in September. But setting feasibility issues aside, we’re just thankful for the fans showing so much interest. We hope this becomes a chance to really globalize K-Pop.”
A flash mob event was held in Paris last April to request for an additional “SM Town World Tour in Paris” concert. The event took place in front of the Louvre receiving massive press coverage from all over the world. SM Entertainment originally planned for a single concert in Paris, but following the flash mob event, decided to add another concert. This has led flash mobs to be organized in other parts of the world as well, including Toronto and New York, where flash mobs will take place on July 2nd and July 6th, respectively, to request SM Town Live concerts in North America.