Monday, April 13, 2009

"Sound of Music" train station dance

People love quirky videos featuring dancing.
The latest YouTube phenomenon sweeping the world is a video of almost 200 people taking over Antwerpen-Centraal railway station in Belgium and doing a carefully choreographed dance to the “Do Re Mi” song from “Sound of Music.”
It was done as a publicity stunt for a reality TV show.
To that, I say: Congratulations, mission accomplished.
Posted to YouTube on March 23, 2009.
Suggested rating: G.

Here’s a similar flash mob dance at Liverpool Street Station in London on Jan. 15, 2009, which was done as an advertisement for T-Mobile.

Those follow such past videos as the Filipino prison dancers, pop group OK Go on treadmills, and “Where the Hell is Matt?” videos (above and below).

Matt Harding filmed himself doing his silly dance in countries around the world and it became a viral smash hit. He posted it to YouTube on June 20, 2006.
He did a sequel in 2008 sponsored by Stride brand gum. It was posted to YouTube on June 20, 2008.
Suggested rating for both: G.

Downloadable high-definition versions of Matt's videos are available at Stride gum's Web site.

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