Update, Oct. 1:
University of Maryland Libraries posted an extended version of its "Gangnam Style" video over the weekend, featuring a long choreographed sequence and culminating in footage from Friday's flash mob (see above).
A University of Maryland "Gangnam Style" flash mob drew hundreds of people to McKeldin Mall Wednesday afternoon—but the end result was a bit more "mob" than the perfectly synchronized routine of K-pop fame.
The event, coordinated by University of Maryland Libraries, aimed to have students perform the distinctive dance moves featured in the music video for Korean rapper PSY's hit single. Organizers collected thousands of fans on Facebook and distributed a tutorial for would-be mobbers.
But when the opening sound cue came on Wednesday, participants rushed into the center of the mall, forming a jumbled, jumping mass of dancers that never quite got in synch.
Still, a little disorder didn't stop many of the mobbers—or hundreds of onlookers—from having some fun.
"I got my dance on, so it's all good," sophomore Matt Henricks told The Diamondback.