By Cory Doctorow at 1:27 pm Thu, Jul 23, 2009
This St Paul, MN wedding party had way too much fun choreographing a massive dance-number entrance. Be sure to watch until the bride appears, at least!
JK Wedding Entrance Dance
(Thanks, Fipi Lele!)
Now that’s a wonderful thing. If I’m marrying the husband again, I want these guys to perform.
That must have been a marathon rehearsal!
My Big Fat Hipster Wedding: The High School Musical…AWESOME!
Meh….I’ll give it 8 months. Marriage is way over rated folks.
If this couple should ever divorce, the world will tear assunder.
If they do get divorced I hope it’s at least as fantastic.
Marriage is way over rated folks.
It’s what you make it. And this is making it.
What kind of self-respecting church would allow such blasphemy to occur?
I’m referring to letting white people try and get down, of course…
It appears that no gay men were involved in choosing outfits for the wedding party. What’s the antonym to metrosexual?
By contrast, dancing at the wedding reception afterward consisted of somber, single file marching to Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons”.
God help us all. On an ironic note, the song playing is by Chris Brown, who plead guilty to domestic violence on his GF Rhianna. Not a good sign for the couple.
I want five unicorn chasers.
you all are a bunch of pessimists. That was easily the most wonderful, beautiful thing I’ve seen in a LONG time. I actually shed a tear. Hell, I didn’t even do that at my wedding. These folks are the epitomy of awesome.
What I love is seeing people who clearly don’t normally dance but agreed to participate in this anyway. That’s friendship.
and straight people wonder why we gay folk want in on all the fun of getting married…!
Isn’t the choice of a Chris Brown song a little inauspicious for a wedding?
Happy Mutants indeed!
All the best, J and K Kheinz!
That may be the strongest proof that straight people should be banned from marrying, and that white people should never, ever dance.
And people claim that gays are going to ruin marraige…
Wow, so they figured out how to make wedding even more horrible than they already were… brootalz
Seriously awesome! I wish I’d thought of that at my wedding! Our first dance was the limbo. :)
That was happy happy wonderful.
Benny Lava would approve!
It’s true that most things are subjective, but if you don’t think that video is wonderful and awesome then you’re wrong. period.
Uh. Chewing gum theme for a wedding… suspicious.
now THAT is what a wedding is supposed to be!
Pity about the brown suits but straights everywhere should say thanks for what gay sensibilities can bring to what should be a joyous process and event.
White people flailing around like wounded elephants to the auto-tuned micturations of a girlfriend beater?
Jesus titty-fucking christ, you people are easily amused.
@25 anonymous – Nailed it!
That was the happiest-looking bride I’ve ever seen!
The shades on everyone were a nice touch, too.
I love it – even though the technical support somatotype is one not particularly flattered by inappropriate anamorphic encoding…
even fat people are allowed to be happy.
And very predictable to see so many people quipping the “white people shouldn’t dance” crap. Enough already. When did dancing become such an invitation to be judgemental? I say dancing is like surfing: the best dancer is the one having the most fun. And these people are having a blast.
Best video I’ve seen in ages. And in light of all the grumps, it also took a lot of courage, so even more power to them.
That was beautiful. Also #11 FTW.
I laughed, I cried. +1 for earnestness.
Wow, talk about a “do I like to see people happy” litmus test.
Great, now every Bridezilla is going to want this for her special day. Say the gdamn vows, eat the chicken then f*ck. You don’t have to make it a Broadway production… showoffs.
I’m with @14 Anonymous & @36 JayTKay
I cried and laughed. This is one of the happiest things I’ve ever seen. Really loved this.
Was in a down mood and this cheered me up. Thanks, The Boing.
Hehe. Well that made my day.
I like this vid. I hope she has her next wedding like that.
This was so beautiful. Reminds me so much of a North Indian-style wedding, except for the Matrix interlude. Gotta love those Lutherans!
If you can get friends who don’t dance, to dance down the aisle for your wedding, then you’re a lucky and loved person.
Watching people who aren’t performing perfectly, or perfectly proportioned, working in harmony is a breath of fresh air. People aren’t perfect. People vary in their ability to dance, hold a tune, keep time. I think we have allowed the professionals to intimidate us into believing that you have to be extremely good to do this in public. But as any fule nos, you don’t have to be good at dancing to enjoy doing it.
I love the video, I love the idea, and yes, cried too. The collaboration speaks to me in a way that perfect people and perfect dancing could never do.
This certainly makes my own wedding look pretty pathetic.
Three cheers for lovely humans everywhere! I am torn between massive projected embarrassment (I get embarrassed easily, no fun) and the shear happiness these people project. Awesome!
I prefer watching my best friend going down the aisle to the Imperial March, but this was awesome.
Watching the wedding party apparently disolve into matrix bullet-time was amusing.
I’m glad the groom remembered that hands in pockets is a Bad look in a suit w/ jacket at the altar. That was a Damn lot of fun, Very memorable, who’s going to forget that wedding anytime soon?
Where the Hell is Matt Gets Married. Love it.
Maybe if I’d married a man who was like this and ignored parents who’d have hated the idea, I’d still be married.
If there’s a next time-oh HELL YEAH.
That was awesome.
Wouldn’t be my choice of song, dance, outfits or venue, but the best weddings are the ones that the bride and groom make their own.
the worst wedding I ever attended was a relative’s friend’s fundamentalist affair. Too long, droning service about the need for the wife to be body servant and slave to her master, appalling “food” afterwards and a general tone more suited to a funeral. Years later she contacted us through a Facebook account. She was finally in a women’s shelter now that the children were grown.
Pardon me, I have to go find a priest to spit on.
At my friend Holly’s wedding, she and her husband did a swing dance to “I’m Just a Gigolo” for their first dance.
Such behaviour should be encouraged.
Something is particularly bizarre about this video, I just can’t put my finger on it.
Three cheers for the church that allowed such display of joy to happen. We need more of that.
Looks like a woman was officiating, which is also nice (and rules out this being a Catholic affair — no surprise there).
On another note, has anyone tried to speed this up and add yackety sax to it yet?
Truly wonderful! If more people would just let themselves enjoy the little things in life…..it would be such a better place! KUDOS to the bride and groom and all the friends that made their day!
It was such a joy to watch I had to show everyone I know!
Ratdog @54 FTW
Thank you. This made me happy.
I was really enjoying this, until it hit me that this may be a particularly devious piece of viral marketing.
i theorize, couples that can create an atmosphere truly representative of them as a couple for their wedding have a good chance at succeeding in the long run!
looking back at my ceremony, it is no wonder my marriage was short lived!
@53 posted by TOYG-
I don’t recognize the church (not that I’ve been inside very many churches around St. Paul even after living here for over 30 years), but I have just forwarded this article to Dan Kelly who runs the Bulletin Board Column in the ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS, and this will be the talk of the town in the next few days. I also sent it to our station 107.1 because they’re cool, and should also run with this.
That was SO. MUCH. FUN! Sorry for those of you who feel you have to be black, or gay, or beautiful, or [fill in the blank] for permission to have fun. Doesn’t all that judgment give you a stomach ache?
Treating a wedding like it’s a happy occasion.. what an idea.
Beats the heck out of my wedding processional (which was considered too cool for New Haven):
Me, Balenciaga gown, calla lillies. (Alternative: pearl grey handloomed gown with gold threads, very Galadriel…with field flowers and wheat ears.)
He: Morning clothes. (Morning wedding, more fun)
Girls: rainbow colors.
Boys: Morning clothes.
Music: Diamond Head by Phil Manzanera.
That was the dealbreaker.
Why didn’t the woman who officiated at the wedding also participate in the ‘white bread’ dance entertainment? I hope she didn’t stupidly wait until the Reception!
So now that this is a full-bore Internet sensation (with old media co-option)…
Buyer’s remorse, anyone?
This is a celebration of joy, and that’s as it should be. Good for them.
AWESOME IDEA! GREAT DANCE MUSIC! WHO’S IT BY?
This is the best video I have ever watched. I have watched it 20 times. It makes me dance.
#38 – very good point. You are totally right.
Wow, I never knew so many of my fellow Boing Boing readers were such cynical jerks! Leave the ill-wishes behind, this thing made me cry with joy!
@#72 Amen! Amen!
Why all you haters gots to be hatin’?
Jesus-H.-Christ-wearin’-a-John-Deere-hat-n’-eatin’-a-chicken-fried steak-in-a-truck-stop, that was teh awesome!
you made me laugh (again)! what a great idea! :)) congratulations to Boing Boing!
Sorry I’m so late to the comments on this one but Google have an interesting post up about this dance video here.
Basically Google say that this video has been such a hit that it’s caused the original song to go higher up the charts than when it was first released a year ago and that the Click-thru and Click-to-view rates have allowed them to monetize this viral.
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