Viral video Invades SJSU

by Feb 19, 2013 8:47 pm

Students wouldn't typically expect to see Sammy Spartan, Luigi, Spider-Man and a man with a tuba dancing around campus in the rain together.

More than one hundred students joined them yesterday to create an SJSU version of the Harlem Shake video that has taken the Internet by storm.

Just two weeks ago, the original video appeared on YouTube and has already gained more than 12 million views.

The videos feature the song "Harlem Shake" by DJ Baauer and highlight a group of people who suddenly start dancing once the bass of the song drops.

Many other universities such as Louisiana State University and the University of Texas at Austin have created their own versions.

Other notable Harlem Shake recreations feature members of the Norwegian army and a dilapidated washing machine.

Senior biochemistry major Shelsy Bass said somebody posted on the San Jose State Confessions Facebook page that they wanted to do a Harlem Shake.

"There were a lot of comments on it and (I thought) if someone organizes it, I’m down,” she said. “All it takes is making a Facebook page which takes like 15 seconds of the day so I did it.”



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