Mass ‘Gangnam Style’ Performance Breaks Indonesian Records

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Jakarta Globe

Makassar’s Losari Beach was swarmed by galloping dancers on Sunday as 12,000 “Gangnam Style” fans rode their way into Indonesian record books with a massive performance of South Korean rapper Psy’s infectious breakout hit.

The dance was the largest group performance completed in Indonesia, event organizers told the Antara News Agency.

“The number of participants in this ‘Gangnam Style’ dance has broken the Indonesian record as [a dance] with highest number of participants,” event organizer Ilham Abdi said on Sunday.

The song, which went viral before breaking into airwaves across the globe, is widely popular in Makassar, said Arini, one of the dancers.

“We’re very enthusiastic about following ‘Gangnam Style,’” Arini said. “It is not only happening in Jakarta. More people like it in Makassar. We love ‘Gangnam Style.’”

The dance — which mimics riding an invisible horse — became popular in South Sulawesi after governor candidates Ilham Arief Sirajuddin and Aziz Qahhar Mudzakkar performed the dance.