Today, I’m going to get a little TBT on you (Throwback TUESDAY)…I know the “#TBT” social media sensation is normally supposed to be Thursday’s, but for now just go with it. Many, many, years ago (November 2011) I was inspired by the hit NBC television show, The Office, when they started their seventh season off with a former YouTube sensation, The LipDub. Check out the full video here (sorry about the quality, it’s the best one I could find). Basically a group of people dance, run, or shimmy through a certain area, lip-syncing to a song. After watching the show I thought, “we need to do that at the Rec”. So a few months later, after proper staffing, months of preparation, and finding the perfect cameraman, Josh Ratliff, we attempted our own version of a LipDub to Outkast’s, “Hey Ya”.
A LipDub serves many purposes; one being entertainment, but another goal of ours was to show off our building and have fun while doing it. Overall we were happy with the final result. Never seen our LipDub before?? Click the link below or type, “Rec Lip Dub” into YouTube to check it out:
Since then we have yet to do another video, not because we don’t want to, but because the rest of the staff and I have yet to be inspired by the next YouTube sensation. Then, the other day I had been seeing these things about the “Harlem Shake” videos and I began clicking around on the Internet. The fact that I had never heard the song or seen the dance made me feel old (I’m only 23…is that what college kids are doing these days??). My favorite one so far, and probably the most popular is the UGA Men’s Swim Team, dancing underwater…very original.
Other than that I thought nothing of it, until yesterday, when my friend and Personal Trainer, Mo Khan shot me a potentially life-changing text message:
Then I got to thinking…could this be our next LipDub?? We like to work hard and have fun here at the Rec, so it very well could be…but I need some feedback on this one, what do you guys think? Should we do our very own MRC Harlem Shake video?
To Harlem Shake or not Harlem Shake? That is the question.