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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

How Awesome is this?!


I've been looking for something uplifting to post on the ole' blog today and my bestie sent me this link. It's got to be the coolest thing I've seen in a very long while and I wanted to share.

So backstory: USA Today wrote an article deeming Grand Rapids a "Dying City" and in an effort to prove them wrong, the awesome people who live there put together this video that not only shows off how beautiful their fair city is but also breaks the world record for most people involved with Lipsyncing a song. It was also shot in one continuous shot - no editing - which given the fact that it is close to 10 minutes long, running thru the majority of the city streets while filming and has more than 5000 people involved is pretty damn impressive.

Hope you guys enjoy it. :)

10 comments:

Nicole said...

Its so inspiring! I just love it!

Miss Good on Paper said...

Maybe I'm really emotional today, but this made me teary. Thank you for sharing. I guess I needed something uplifting today, too.

-Miss GOP
www.thewritingapprentice.com

CM Villani said...

Nicole - It is very inspiring and seriously awesome that they stood up like that. Theres something really great about All American pride.

CM Villani said...

Miss GOP - Hahaha. that's exactly what my bestie said when she sent it to me. It made her tear up too!

I think its because stories like that come around so little it is especially poignant when they do. :)

Kelly Hashway said...

There's nothing better than people coming together like that to stand up for something they believe in. Amazing!

Girl Parker said...

That was Seriously Cool!!! I thought, "Oh, I'll just watch a minute or two." I couldn't tear myself away and watched the whole thing. Thanks for posting, CM. Inspiring!

(Florida) Girl said...

Visiting from she writes today. *That was cool.* Wouldn't it be great if every city did one of these?

CM Villani said...

Kelly - You can say that again! :D

CM Villani said...

Girl Parker - I know right? I clicked play and then looked at the time and thought "9 minutes? Yeah that's not going to happen." But then I couldn't stop watching! :D

CM Villani said...

Florida Girl - Hi there! Its nice to see more Shewrite peeps over here. Thanks for commenting. It would be cool indeed but for some reason I don't really see Compton coming together like that. :D

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