Wednesday, June 15, 2011

OK, Normally I don't go in for these amatuer lip synch videos but this one...well done. It's a bit long, but once you start watching it, you'll likely have a hard time stopping.

"The Grand Rapids LipDub Video was filmed May 22nd, with 5,000 people, and involved a major shutdown of downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan, which was filled with marching bands, parades, weddings, motorcades, bridges on fire, and helicopter take offs. It is the largest and longest LipDub video, to date.

This video was created as an official response to the Newsweek article calling Grand Rapids a "dying city." We disagreed strongly, and wanted to create a video that encompasses the passion and energy we all feel is growing exponentially, in this great city. We felt Don McLean's "American Pie," a song about death, was in the end, triumphant and filled to the brim with life and hope." - Rob Bliss, Director & Executive Producer

*Note: The "NEW WORLD RECORD" designation refers to size and scope, not duration.

This $40,000 production was entirely financed by the generosity of local sponsors.

Hat tip to Christina LMT at Lucrative Pain.


  1. Anonymous10:24 AM

    Makes me very proud to come from Michigan! Not only did I watch the whole thing, but it actually brought tears to my eyes!

    Just when you're ready to give up all hope...

  2. Outstanding logistics and choreography!

    What a great way to express civic pride - lots better than tipping over cars and busting windows.

    Kudos to the people who made this video!

  3. Saw that, and it's pretty good!

  4. Anonymous2:37 PM

    Did you note that in the last week, a man from Grand Rapids went on a killing/suicidal spree? Only reason it stuck in my mind was seeeing your blog?

    BTW, all my love to you and Murphy!