Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Video: Dallas dad and son go viral with hilarious “Harlem Shake” dance
When mom's away...
DALLAS This can be described in two words: pure fun. A mere five days ago, Dallas dad Matt McClard posted a video of him and his son dancing, with the short description: “Mom was out, so uhm this happened.”
In those few days it’s gone seriously viral, to the tune of 1.5 million views and counting. It’s been featured on the Huffington Post, which is a sure sign your viral video has made it. The only thing wrong with the video in my book is that I wish it were longer. But that’s just being greedy.
According to his Facebook and Twitter profiles, McClard is a partner and web developer with local graphic design firm Switch Creative. He’s also apparently a founder of a local business called Foot Cardigan, which is basically a sock subscription service, delivering “one crazy pair of socks in your mailbox every month.”
Dallas Dad and Son do the ‘Harlem Shake’
What is the "Harlem Shake," you might ask? It's the Internet’s newest viral sensation.
What does “doing the Harlem Shake” entail exactly? Put simply: 30 seconds, a video camera, and your best dance moves. Typically, the videos, for the first 15 seconds, feature a lone dancer among a crowd but, after the song’s bass drops, everyone in the video can be seen breaking it down set to “Harlem Shake” by Baauer, a New York based DJ.
Don’t have enough time to see the Harlem Shake videos in one day? Watch a quick compilation of the Internet’s best in this video: