The Lipdup is taking over YouTube, the idea behind them is to mime to well known songs with a large crowd and a moving camera and they often become very elaborate but this one really takes the biscuit
“The Grand Rapids LipDub Video was filmed May 22nd, with 5,000 people, and involved a major shutdown of downtown Grand Rapids, 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
What a fantastic testament to community spirit being alive in big city’s, it’s a fantastic video that made me proud even though I have no connection to Grand Rapids.