AWESOME: GRAND RAPIDS LIP-DUB VIDEO

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    Jun 04, 2011 10:04 AM GMT
    In response to Newsweek listing Grand Rapids, Michigan in the top 10 "dying cities," they made this video.

  • beaujangle

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    Jun 04, 2011 3:17 PM GMT
    Awesome! I like the spirit of the people. I feel energised watching them!
  • dannyboy1101

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    Jun 04, 2011 3:48 PM GMT
    That was awesome. And all in one take. Yikes. That took some coordination
  • roadbikeRob

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    Jun 04, 2011 4:07 PM GMT
    Newsweek doesn't know what the hell its talking about. After watching this video, all I saw was a beautiful, clean city. Grand Rapids has a lot of spacious green parks, beautiful modern buildings, and quite a few skyscrapers. There was no decay, abandonment or empty building facades. All the streets seemed to be in good repair, no potholes. I didn't know they could make asphalt pavement red until I saw this Grand Rapids video. That is not a dying city. Downtown Grand Rapids makes the downtown cores in both Buffalo and Detroit look like shit. I am sure Grand Rapids has its bad neighborhoods and serious problems but than so does everyplace else. It is time for us gay Americans to start discovering mid sized cities like Grand Rapids and leave the big coastal cities behind for awhile. You all might love what you see.
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    Jun 04, 2011 5:48 PM GMT
    That gave me goosebumps. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 04, 2011 7:06 PM GMT
    dannyboy1101 saidThat was awesome. And all in one take. Yikes. That took some coordination


    Apparently it was 4 months of preparation and five takes. Only one take made it all the way through the 9 minutes. Realize that the ATV driver where the camera guy is had to get to each lip-syncher just in time for their part. Talk about coordination.
  • hartfan

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    Jun 04, 2011 7:37 PM GMT
    The song selection instantly propels it toward to the top of my favorite lipdubs.
  • beaujangle

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    Jun 05, 2011 3:35 AM GMT
    wrestlervic said
    dannyboy1101 saidThat was awesome. And all in one take. Yikes. That took some coordination


    Apparently it was 4 months of preparation and five takes. Only one take made it all the way through the 9 minutes. Realize that the ATV driver where the camera guy is had to get to each lip-syncher just in time for their part. Talk about coordination.




    Precisely, why I'm impressed with these folks especially the ones who organised and coordinated the event. It's a lot of work. Most people don't really care ...
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    Jun 05, 2011 3:46 AM GMT
    I miss Grand Rapids. It was one of the cities where you felt connected to everyone, people said hi when you passed them, and it was clean, unlike LA. Sadly, I have to go where the work is :/
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    Jun 05, 2011 3:55 AM GMT
    CJ567 saidI miss Grand Rapids. It was one of the cities where you felt connected to everyone, people said hi when you passed them, and it was clean, unlike LA. Sadly, I have to go where the work is :/




    Yeah, I've been to Grand Rapids many times and everybody you pass does say hi...quickly followed by, got any change you can spare?
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    Jun 05, 2011 4:14 AM GMT
    That was pretty slick
  • roadbikeRob

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    Jun 11, 2011 2:26 PM GMT
    It is sad when you have to leave the city you love just because the of work. It is time for corporate America to take a closer look at mid sized cities like Grand Rapids and seriously start investing in these wonderful cities and abandon the horribly overpriced, overrated, impersonal coastal cities like NYC and LA. Moving their corporate headquarters to cities like Grand Rapids, Dayton, Des Moines, Youngstown, and Buffalo would be a gigantic positive step and a huge economic investment in these now stagnant cities. It is time to bring the employment back home to the "real America" and abandon the coasts.