Log Out | Member Center

58°F

76°/47°

300 gather at Keeper of the Plains to film Harlem shake video

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Sunday, March 3, 2013, at 4:49 p.m.
  • Updated Monday, March 4, 2013, at 5:31 p.m.

More information

Citywide Harlem Shake time

For more information: Visit the Facebook page “Let’s Do the Harlem Shake”.

To see Harlem Shake videos, go to youtube.com and search for “Harlem Shake.”

About 300 people of all ages showed up to the Keeper of the Plains on Sunday to be in a Harlem shake video.

Many of them were wearing wild costumes and masks such as a bunch of grapes, a firefighter, and a sleeping bag, to name a few. (See the video here.)

The idea to invite the public came from a group of four friends. The buddies who dreamed up Sunday’s shake range in age from 19 to 21.

Travis Sandy is in charge of publicity and rallied several local radio stations to participate and help him get the word out.

His buddy Justin Kelly is a video expert who will do the filming, editing and uploading.

Two other buddies — Cory Hansard and Alex McNeal — were supposed to help provide the opening moves for the shake before the crowd breaks into hysterical nuttiness.

Harlem shake videos are all different but follow the same pattern. As the song begins, one person is gyrating, seemingly unnoticed by anyone else in the vicinity. When the song’s beat hits, the video cuts and suddenly lots of people appear, in various states of dress, undress and costumes, dancing upside down, right-side up, as goofily as they can.

Sandy said that the video would be ready on Monday.

Contributing: Denise Neil of The Eagle

Subscribe to our newsletters

The Wichita Eagle welcomes your comments on news of the day. The more voices engaged in conversation, the better for us all, but do keep it civil. Please refrain from profanity, obscenity, spam, name-calling or attacking others for their views. Please see our commenting policy for more information.

Have a news tip? You can send it to wenews@wichitaeagle.com or consider joining the Public Insight Network and become a source for The Wichita Eagle.

Search for a job

in

Top jobs