Report The “Official Gangnam Tour” Scandal

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What Happened

By now, you definitely know what happened, but if you didn’t, he’s a short recap of what happened last Friday:

  • Cheb Khaled was scared shitless of the Dahyeh bomb and decided to cancel his appearance at the “official tour” and the organizers didn’t bother inform the concertgoers till the actual event.
  • The racist organizers who photo-chopped a pixelated photo of Psy into their poster done on Microsoft Paint weeks after he wasn’t included, got some random Asian dude thinking they can pass him off as Psy to a furious crowd.
  • The organizers tried to pass themselves off as part of the Jounieh International Festival, which is otherwise doing a pretty decent job.
  • The best part is, is that David Vendetta actually came. He wasn’t as cowardly as that hideous man with the horrible “c’est la vie” Sky Bar anthem. But, come on, Vendetta is like a fossil now…

Read more on Blogbaladi, here and here

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What Concertgoers should do

This is unacceptable and it can’t go unpunished, even if it’s in Lebanon. For one, make sure everyone knows what happened.

For two, report it to the Consumer Protection Bureau in the Ministry of Economy and Trade. That tiny branch of government works, and I have chronicled several times how they responded to complaints and got people’s money back from crooked merchants, which is exactly what the organizers of this “festival” were. I also hope PSY will get wind of this and how they used his name and brand to make illegitimate gains and sue them.

How to submit a complaint if you actually paid money to go this fiasco:

  • CALL 1739
  • Submit an online complaint and track its progress
  • Tell us what happens (who the organizers were, if the MoET responded, if you got your money back, etc.) I already called and complained and the operator was very kind and helpful and promised to get back to me while she ascertains the details. I’m sure if a lot of people call, they’ll do something about it.

Comments

      • says

        Give it up man it’s a lost cause :P It sounded fishy from the beginning. An actual PSY appearance would have rocked the tabloids all over the country, not on cheap bridges on the way to Jounieh. Just basic common sense ya3neh :P

        • says

          True. Give what up? I’m telling mad folks what to do in case they want their money back. And there’s the cheb khaled issue too, where people were not informed beforehand

  1. says

    It is a total scam and is punished according to the Consumer Protection law, the word cover is 100m far from the word Psy, and not everyone understands English!!! Besides they used his image. there is a solid case, and the organizers can be sued for fraud.

  2. says

    “He wasn’t as cowardly as that hideous man with the horrible “c’est la vie” Sky Bar anthem.”

    First off.. Cheb Khaled has all the right to piss on this entire country for what they did to him few years back when was denied admission to Lebanon because of a duet he made with an Israeli artist. And I know C’est La Vie might be a hideous song, but don’t blame him for Skybar suckery! He is still one of the best Arab artists. I do agree he’s ugly as fuck,, but you can’t call him a hideous man!

    As for the rest of the performers.. fuck them all. Bunch of suckers.. i don’t see what’s the difference between the real PSY and any other chinaman.. or miss boobies…

    Probably Cheb Khaled was more fed up by the promoters than the bomb.. but they used the bomb as an excuse.. you never really know with these things.. they’re all just money suckers after all..

  3. says

    From the event title, I knew it. and even posted about this last week that this event looks fake. How can Khaled, a big star in the Arab world be part of the “Gangnam Style Official Tour 2013″ ? WTF ? As if he is PSY’s back-vocalist!

    Besides, all the marketing/ads were done were so cheap.

    I clearly knew that PSY isnt the one coming, but a COVER artist will as I read on the flyers. But the way they marketed it, was very tricky for the crowd.

    I dont think anyone can afford to pay PSY to perform for 3:30 minutes live in Lebanon. you do like him or not, he is the biggest name in the world now (unfortunately :D)

  4. B.K says

    “He wasn’t as cowardly as that hideous man with the horrible “c’est la vie” Sky Bar anthem.” Just choose not to go to Sky Bar in that case. Horrible song well lots of people consider it as a nice song its just not your type :)

    Anyway scandalous you are right, shameful hell yeah the MoET should act definitely and if they dont do something it means that we are still corrupted.

    Still, I blame people for one thing, one little stupid detail, come on guys how can you pay more than $50 for an event that promoted itself by using flex posters designed by some junior graphic designers that probably done it for $50… innou walaw w3ou chwe!!!

    And who the fuck is Melissa? and seriously David Vendetta my Granma would play better music!

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