It might be five years sine the summer of "Gangnam Style," but KCON 2017 USA presented by Toyota is proving why K-pop is here to stay.
According to a press release, the Korean-culture convention and festival attracted 85,000 fans to KCON 2017 Los Angeles this past weekend in a three-day affair brought out Korean superstars like Super Junior-D&E, GOT7, Seventeen, VIXX, Heize, Cosmic Girls, Astro, Girl's Day, KARD and more. It's yet another jump for the festival's attendance numbers following the 2016 iteration bringing in more than 76,000 fans.
KCON added that 43,000 attend the KCON 2017 New York earlier this summer making a grand total of 128,000 fans. That blows past last year's numbers where KCON reported 110,000 fans coming between their LA and NY dates in 2016.