Monday, February 25, 2013
Video: Dancing crab gets MVP in “Harlem Shake” at SMU’s Dallas Hall
We like the video, but now we're ready for the "Shake" to shake out.
DALLAS Students from Dallas' Southern Methodist University shook it for the cameras on Friday in their version of the "Harlem Shake." It was only a matter of time: The trend kicked off in mid-February when we watched silly dad Matt McClard and his son amass nearly 4 million pageviews from their "Shake" vid. Hundreds in Klyde Warren Park also filmed one, as did a group of senior citizens in Allen. (The seniors are by far our favorite.)
SMU alumni Courtney Sarian organized the Mustangs' version:
SMU Harlem Shake 2013
The "Harlem Shake" is fun -- perhaps only fun, now that there are so many -- because of its short length. I spoke to a senior-level communications class at SMU last week about Internet interaction, and we all agreed that the Klyde Warren Park "Harlem Shake," at 1 minute long, seriously tested our patience.
Several students in the class were hyped up about the SMU version of the "Harlem Shake," and student Jonathan Machemehl went out there to see it for himself. He posted a 6-second Vine video of the event, and that's when it hit me: A 6-second "Harlem Shake" is the best kind.
If you want to see SMU students do the "Harlem Shake," catch the highlights in 6 seconds. Props to the dancing crab.
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