KU does the Harlem Shake

Posted on Feb 18, 2013 in Campus News and News

Have you seen the Harlem Shake videos taking the internet by storm? It’s the latest internet meme to go viral, and various groups in the KU community have created their own version, including the men’s basketball team, the volleyball team and even the student body.

What is it? It’s basically a video lasting around 30 seconds that features an excerpt from the song “Harlem Shake.” The video often starts with one person dancing with a group of people sitting or standing around the dancer and pretending not to notice the activity. After about 15 seconds, the video switches to the entire crowd dancing for the remainder of the video, often wearing crazy costumes. In a word, it’s silly.

A better question is “why is it.”

Here’s a roundup of the Harlem Shake videos we found that feature KU students.

KU volleyball team

KU men’s basketball team

Big Jay and the KU student section at the KU vs. Texas game

KU rowing team

KU students on Wescoe Beach (click here to read the Kansan coverage)

Who have we missed? Let us know by tweeting to us (@kualumni) or dropping an email to share@kualumni.org.

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