Girls’ Generation brings electronics retailer Best Buy to a stand-still
After making three television appearances in the United States, Girls’ Generation took the time to say hello to fans at a branch of the consumer electronics retailer Best Buy. SM Entertainment confirmed that the band stopped by a Best Buy store at Union Square in New York on Thursday to hold its very first fan meeting in the States.
More than 1,300 fans came to meet the girls and ask for autographs, resulting in a temporary stoppage of operations in order to accommodate the influx of people. Police were also called in for crowd control. Despite the chaos, the K-pop group politely greeted its U.S. fans and signed autographs for a full 90 minutes.
“Fans lined up from early morning in order to see the band. Best Buy has informed us that this is the first time since Lady Gaga’s visit that they had to stop operating the store temporarily,” said a representative from SM Entertainment.
The nine-member girl group was in the United States to perform on the legendary U.S. late-night talk show “Late Show with David Letterman” and other shows.