Monday, September 24, 2012

Cornell goes Gangnam style

photo by Mandy Guo

My experiences with the Korean architecture students at Cornell was that they were a force to be reckoned with.  The younger students would appear like clockwork right before dinner because according to culture, my older, male classmates would be the ones to pay for the meals.  This was not such a bad deal for my two Korean classmates because come finals, the younger Korean students moved into our studio and became a model making factory for them.  These undergrads had an uncanny ability to mobilize once the call was made.

With the recent craze over the K-pop single, "Gangnam Style" by PSY and his gleefully silly dance moves you knew that it was only a matter of time before others would be posting their Gangnam Style dancing debuts (the performance by the US Naval Academy midshipmen in their dress whites is notable). A few weeks ago, a Cornell dance troupe, BreakFree Hip Hop Crew, created a flash mob in Ho Plaza on campus and posted the video online.  It always makes me smile to see McGraw tower and the Arts Quad.  Ah, the memories...

Here is the original video by PSY:



And here is the Cornell flash mob:

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