The Harlem Shake has become a global phenomenon and continues to grow.

Why are people dressing up in character and dancing the shake?  What does it say about escape, or expression, or letting it go, behind a mask?

I’ve tried to wrap my head around it, but it’s such a strange marvel, I have to put it out there, share it with you, and get your thoughts.  No one is calling them crazy, and the weirdness is accepted.

Check out this video and tell me what the heck you think is going on…?

Here’s the original…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vJiSSAMNWw

Here are the top ten renditions of the shake…:

Would you do the shake?!

 

 

 


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    Last reviewed: 21 Feb 2013

APA Reference
Loberg, E. (2013). The Harlem Shake – Sexual, Dance, Freedom?!. Psych Central. Retrieved on January 30, 2015, from http://blogs.psychcentral.com/manic-depression/2013/02/20/the-harlem-shake-weigh-in-please/

 

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