Lifestyle & Belief

What happens when K-pop comes to Mexico?


South Korean pop group "Girls' Generation" performs in suburban Tokyo on June 25, 2011.


Toshifumi Kitamura

It was only a matter of time.

In the span of a decade, Korean pop music has gone from relative obscurity to sweep the entire Asian continent.

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Now, with a little help from Psy, K-pop has cast its eye on the potentially lucrative markets in the Americas and Europe. First came the United States, then Mexico.

MBLAQ, a popular Korean boy band, arrived in Mexico this week for their first concert in Central and South America.

Here's what happened when they arrived at the airport. (Think, Beatles):