By now, you’ve probably heard of the Harlem Shake dance videos that have essentially taken the internet by storm.   They started popping up early last week and in that span of time, YouTube, Twitter in Facebook were bombarded with people dancing to Baauer’s Harlem Shake.  But almost as fast as they came, so did people complaining about the videos, calling them annoying and saying that they are over them.

But do you know what?  I’m totally not over them. I think they are fantastic. They are quick, they are funny, very creative, lots of people dancing and most importantly, people are getting along! Seriously, what’s not to love?  Sometimes I get so frustrated with how quickly people try to hate on things , can’t people just let other people do their thing?  I mean really, are you really going to waste your energy being annoyed by thirty second videos?  And if so, why watch?  You can just ignore them, you know?

Here in Calgary, like every where else, the trend is becoming more and more popular and I, for one, welcome it! Check out the above video, where even I joined in on the fun with the Breakfast Television gang! (See if you can spot me.)

Here are some other videos of some Harlem Shaking going on around Calgary.

Here’s a bunch of cool Calgarians doing the Harlem Shake in front of the Wonderland sculpture.

Here’s a bunch of cool Calgarians doing the Harlem Shake in what looks like a poorly decorated U of C dorm room.

Here’s a bunch of cool Dinos fans doing the Harlem Shake at a U of C basketball game.

Here’s a bunch of cool Calgarian BBoy dancers doing the Harlem Shake on a stage.

Here’s some cool Calgarians showing off some okay acting chops, moments before they do the Harlem Shake:

Here’s some cool Calgarian dogs showing off their Harlem Shakes moves.

Here’s another one from the University of Calgary. It would seem to me that MRU, SAIT and Bow Valley need to up their Harlem Shake.

Here’s one with Calgarians doing the Harlem Shake while they are buying wine.

Mike Morrison


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