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

03/03/2013 4:44 PM

03/04/2013 5:31 PM

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.

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