So you might have heard about the latest internet video craze, the Harlem Shake. The evolution of my experience with it went something like this.
Tuesday night: Noticing that #HarlemShake was trending on Twitter along with #StateoftheUnion and #republicanresponse. I was intrigued, but choose to handle things like dinner and sleeping after an incredibly long day instead of googling this term.
Wednesday: a friend says “Hey have you heard about this #HarlemShake thing?” and shows me this video: (skip ad about virool, or watch it, it’s pretty clever, but that’s not the video) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxaYtFl2E2o
(special place in my heart, former swimmer and all…)
Well that video lead to another: (warning there is gyrating in all of these) https://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&feature=endscreen&v=4hpEnLtqUDg
And another: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IJoKuTlvuM
For some longer fun try searching for one of the many compilation videos that have since been made.
Fast forward to Friday night and I’m explaining this #HarlemShake phenomena to my boyfriend.
“Someone starts dancing usually wearing some sort of helmet or animal head costume, etc.”
Then I confess that just the night before, when I couldn’t sleep I had searched “Harlem Shake KU Basketball”. (Side Note: My boyfriend is a huge University of Kansas Basketball fan and I had been watching these guys for awhile now, and they seemed like the kind of guys who might do this kind of thing.) But I was disappointed to find nothing.
A couple hours later I hear that familiar music coming from my boyfriend’s phone in the other room and he is cracking up.
“Remember that text message I got during dinner?” he says, “My KU buddy sent me this link”
Note: Looking for more fun? The other viral video craze I really got into was “s*** girls say” and all that came from it….
And btw here’s the update to that event: http://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id=annotation_960011&feature=iv&src_vid=u-yLGIH7W9Y&v=jKS-ZI9sDEE