Despite the SEVERE issues and controversies revolving around “PSY The Water Show 2022”, popular singer PSY and his agency decided to continue the concert with additional precaution. Check out the following details about the complete story of what really happened to PSY and the issues regarding his water show concert.
“PSY The Water Show 2022” Concert Continues Despite Its SEVERE Issues – A COMPLETE Story of What Really Happened
PSY decided to continue his popular “PSY The Water Show 2022” concert despite triggering numerous severe issues. P Nation agency stated they would provide additional precaution, but only for one of the emerging issues revolving around “PSY The Water Show 2022”.
PSY Summer Swag Water Show Concert Returns in 2022 After 3 Years Break – Why is it so Popular?
Popular singer PSY is currently working on a magnificent 2022 summer concert. But, unfortunately, he’s holding a concert theme that is deemed inappropriate in the current situation in South Korea.
Starting from June 3, there had been massive concern regarding PSY popular concert, which triggered SEVERE issues from the general public.
Korean singer-rapper PSY announced his popular summer concert series, “PSY The Water Show 2022”, on June 3. It is an annual summer concert where the audience will enjoy splashes of refreshing water in the middle of the summer heat while having fun with the show.
Since its first concert in 2011, PSY water show concert has become extremely popular. That is because it is an iconic concert happening during the summer with a massive amount of water sprayed around the venue using giant water cannons. It becomes the first show that comes into the public’s mind during the summer due to its refreshing nature.
This popular PSY concert has been highly anticipated after its 2022 comeback after a 3-year long break due to the pandemic.
But apparently, the timing is just too “impeccable”.
What REALLY Happened to the Popular PSY Concert?
During his announcement of the concert comeback on June 4 with MBC’s Radio Star, popular singer-rapper PSY stated that he had prepared about 300 tons of water in water trucks for his 2022 water show concert. And the audience can rest assured if they accidentally consumed it during the show because the water he used for the 2022 show will all be drinkable.
While this idea sounds refreshing, the problem lies in the timing.
Why? Because Korea is currently under a severe drought issue.
On June 6, South Korea’s Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs stated that the water supply would still be insufficient to handle the current drought in the country. The Ministry previously conducted an emergency inspection and revealed that the accumulated precipitation nationwide for the past six months up until June 5 was 166.8 mm – only less than half of the average annual rainfall (344.8 mm).
Therefore, the Ministry declared that even after the rainfall happening between June 4 – 5, the water supply would still not be enough to subdue the ongoing drought.
Public Express Concerns About “PSY The Water Show 2022” Concert Issues
Due to the long and severe nationwide drought in South Korea, the general public expressed concerns about the issues happened to “PSY The Water Show 2022” concert.
After all, having a series of concerts that use 300 tons of drinkable water during a drought disaster seems to be severely inappropriate. Moreover, it is a waste of resources when Korea is currently facing a water shortage for agricultural and industrial use.
When farmers across the countries are suffering from water shortages for their crops, PSY uses about 300 tons of water for each of his shows. And he emphasized the water use with a triggering catchphrase:
“So much water that it will make you wonder if we scooped up the Han River.”
For your information, there are approximately 10 shows in “PSY The Water Show 2022” concert schedule. It means that PSY will be using around 3,000 tons of drinkable water.
Additionally, actress Lee El also expressed her concern about the water use during “PSY The Water Show 2022” concert. In a recent tweet, Lee El wished they would spray all the water over the Soyang River.
“I wish the waterbomb concert’s 300 tons of water be released into the Soyang River.”Actress Lee El.
워터밤 콘서트 물 300톤 소양강에 뿌려줬으면 좋겠다— 2L (@2L_ibnida) June 12, 2022
Psy’s wasting 300 tons of water, drinkable water for every concert of his. It’s facing backlash from the netizens. Even a celeb spoke out about wasting that much DRINKABLE water just for a concert. There’s even provinces in Korea that are facing drought,— #제시☆*:.｡. o(≧▽≦)o .｡.:*☆ (@jessiracks) June 19, 2022
Before ppl try and defend Psy. Koreans were ok if it was just a one day concert but it’s not, it’s happening in 4 different cites. the fact that his water bomb festival is using 300tons of drinking water each time & being wasted is mad. Especially because of the current drought— Ami (@ami_dda) June 13, 2022
you don't👏need👏to spray👏300k litres👏of water👏every👏single👏concert👏 when a drought is LITERALLY drying up rivers— Mume🌸 (@xrunus_mume) June 13, 2022
i've never really cared for psy's concert but I've always despised the water bomb. cancel that shit it's a fucking drought https://t.co/bGVrEqrUOA
MORE Issues: Warning from Central Disease Control HQ Against the Spreading of Viruses in Wet Condition
In addition to the overly used water, “PSY The Water Show 2022” concert also triggered a severe warning from South Korea’s Central Disease Control Headquarters.
On June 17, the institution issued an official statement against “PSY The Water Show 2022” concert. According to the statement, the body’s vulnerability against viral infection increases under wet conditions. The risk of contracting harmful viruses and bacteria multiplied, especially when our masks were wet from water or sweat.
Therefore, Central Disease Control Headquarter warned “PSY The Water Show 2022” concert not to spray anything at the crowds.
“People become more vulnerable to viral infections when masks become wet. We advise that outdoor events refrain from spraying water into crowds, when possible.” – Central Disease Control Headquarters.
“PSY The Water Show 2022” Concert Continues with Claimed Precaution for the Virus Warning
Despite the severe issues around “PSY The Water Show 2022” concert, the popular singer decided to continue the original plan. However, he claimed that he would be conducting additional precautions.
On June 22, P Nation announced that they would double their efforts to ensure the audience’s safety. Therefore, the committee will provide one waterproof mask and 3 additional KF94 masks for each person attending the show. This extra precaution is, of course, done with other primary requirements. It includes following all regulations and guideline for COVID-19 prevention and thoroughly disinfecting the whole venue.
“In response to the concerns over the mask’s sanitation in light of COVID-19, we will thoroughly disinfect each concert venue.
All concert participants will receive 1 waterproof mask and 3 KF94 masks. They can switch up to three times during the show.
We’ll continue putting forward our best efforts into the preparations so we can greet audiences with the highest quality concert.
Thank you.”P Nation.
PSY Canceled His Popular Water Show in Cheongju After All The Issues Happened
Meanwhile, there’s no additional statement regarding the amount of water used for the popular “PSY The Water Show 2022” concert. The only other update about “PSY The Water Show 2022” concert is that PSY had canceled the Cheongju schedule for the popular show on June 16. And it was all due to these elevating issues happened to PSY water show.
“The concert in Cheongju scheduled for Aug. 27 was canceled due to inevitable reasons. Although many people in the region supported the event, I’m sorry to say that the show was canceled”PSY.
Other schedules for the popular PSY concert remain in other regions, including Seoul; Suwon, Gyeonggi; Gangneung, Gangwon; and Yeosu, South Jeolla.
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In the meantime, here’s a flashback of how amazing PSY was on his water show back in 2018.
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