A lot of people who attended Friday's Gangnam Style Official Tour 2013 at Fouad Chehab Stadium are angry and disappointed at concert organizers, calling the whole thing a scam.
Headliner Cheb Khaled cancelled, explaining that he didn't feel he could perform after the "sad, bloody incidents that happened in Beirut." He was referring to the Ruwaiss car bombing on August 15 which claimed the lives of 30 people. In a video response posted to You Tube a day after the concert, he said, "concerts can be rescheduled, but people's lives can't."
Now as for the next reason that people were upset after the concert, I really can't fathom why anyone would actually believe that South Korean singer and rapper Psy would come to Beirut, but that is what organizers promised.
In an interview with 3ishbeirut on August 13, organizer Jean Saliba clearly states that: “Psy is coming to Lebanon as part of his official tour and he will dance with the kids on Gangnam style rhythms.”
But the Psy who showed up at the stadium was really just a celebrity impersonator.
Jad Annadaf, who was among the attendees at the show, told Beirut.com the concert started three hours behind schedule. "No one showed up on the stage to explain why we had been waiting since 8:00 p.m. - as the tickets indicated - for the concert to start.”
After a stream of complaints across social media platforms, Virgin ticketing and the Jounieh International Festival released separate statements to distance themselves from the concert and maintain they were in no way related to the event's organization or organizers.
Virgin specifically advises people to call Jean Saliba directly to voice any complaints at 03.101098 or 03.220304, or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.