“Harlem Shake” sits on the top of the charts this week on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the second week in a row after landing right smack on top last week.
The popular dance mix by Baauer set off the latest dance craze that has resulted in students suspended from school, Federal Aviation Administration looking into air safety rule violations, and most recently, according to a Mar. 4, eonline report, “15 Australian miners have now been fired from their high-paying jobs after performing the 'Harlem Shake' underground.”
But Saturday night, Mar. 2, making a “Harlem Shake” meme at the close of a fabulous SAC Fashion Week fashion show seemed as fitting as the designs draping, wrapping, and cloaking the elegant men and women of the runway.
No one was getting suspended from school, nor fired from their job; no planes were taking off on the crowded “runway.”
The only real concern was perhaps one of the statuesque ladies in stiletto heels might misstep and topple off the stage.
Nevertheless, SAC Fashion Week producers Will Rodriguez and Duane Ram took to the stage along with Miss Russian California 2013 and many of the models to produce SAC Fashion Week’s very own “Harlem Shake” video.
The crowd needed no coaxing!
At the end of the 3:32 second track all was well; there were no injuries reported, no safety rules allegedly broken, and no one was in custody! There were however a bunch of shirtless guys onstage with muscles that glistened with perspiration.
The idea of the “Harlem Shake” meme is for the first 15 seconds, one person, often helmeted or masked, dances to the song alone or does push-ups surrounded by other people oblivious to the soloing individual. When the bass drops, the entire crowd begins a crazy “drunken” dance.
The latest viral video dance craze is not to be confused with the “Harlem Shake” dance which originated in Harlem in 1981.
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