February 20, 2013
Harlem Shake Cape Town: the best videos
Stuart Buchanan is a journalist, blogger, and online writer for Flow Communications.
He grew up in Durban and has lived in various parts of South Africa and the UK, before finally settling on Cape Town. He often wonders why anyone would want to live anywhere else.
The Harlem Shake was an Internet phenomenon that came and went last week, getting hundreds of bored office workers up out of their seats and dancing in a most ridiculous fashion.
The original video that set off the trend is a 30-second clip featuring one person dancing to the music (usually wearing a mask or helmet), while other people mill around normally – then when the beat drops, the clip cuts to a wild party with everybody dancing as outrageously as they can!
As the phenomenon spread, people from around the world started uploading their own versions of the Harlem Shake onto YouTube. Cape Town is never one to be left out, and a number of local Harlem Shakes soon appeared. Check out the best ones below!
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