Friday, July 24, 2009

Creative Wedding Intro (if you're in 4th grade)

I like originality. I appreciate creativity. Unexpected surprises are fun. However, when the creative, original and unexpected phenomenon involves the use of aggressive auto-tune.

I'm talking about the video that has blown up in the past couple days, especially in these parts since it happened in St. Paul. Apparently, it stirs positive emotions deep within the soul of the viewer. Just read this description from a marketing blog:

Watch it. You might cry. You may get up and dance. You may break into instantaneous giggle fits. You may even be slightly horrified. But while you’re watching and tapping your feet, notice the look in the attendees’ eyes. Hear their laughs. Look at the faces of the bride and everyone else involved. Feel what’s happening in that room.

That’s what happens when you do something people aren’t expecting. When you don’t allow yourself to get caught up in the pomp and circumstance of it all. When you finally stop taking yourself so seriously. When you embrace the moment, remember what life used to feel like and go for it.

Hey, that's building some pretty lofty expectations for a youtube video. Let's watch:

Let me compose myself for a second. I have something in my eye. Not.

Sunglasses. Indoors. A top 40 dance club anthem with auto-tuned vocals. Really terrible dancing. I'm embarrassed. This is something high school students would come up with.

If dancing badly to bad music while wearing bad sunglasses gets you an appearance on the Today Show, the producers should check out Brothers or Drink on Thursday night. They'd have guests for life.

It's not actually that terrible of a video, but I'm just struggling to see how this thing went viral, and is changing people's lives. The aforementioned blog description is one example, along with some comments on the youtube site:

WOW WOW WOW! I actually got up and danced around the bedroom in my underwear. LOL You guys rock and thank you so much for the laugh. You put a smile on so many people's face by posting this. Thumbs Up!!!!! And to think when I watched this is was feeling down and kind of Blah. :)

OMG I cried so hard! That was so amazing, I love it!!

Get a life, folks.


haasertime said...

Since the busted their dance load at the ceremony, they were probably walking silently to organ music at the reception.

bizmarkie507 said...

Every groomsman is fat. The sunglasses indoors and top 40 club anthem was really lame, good idea though. And although there were plenty of cringe worthy parts to this video, it was nice to know that at least their friends weren't too cool and mature to do it. I'll give em points for that.

haasertime said...

yeah, i definitely think that too many people get hung up on traditional wedding ceremonies and all that. So I think it's great that they kinda challenged that.

But I think it's dumb how it's blown up, and people are crying and saying stuff like, "When you embrace the moment, remember what life used to feel like and go for it."

Daymonster said...

One of the bridesmaids was a Northfield raider. So its hot that going for it.

TwinsWin83 said...

I dig it. why all the negativity?

Maybe because I live in Siberia and havent seen it yet.

Daymonster said...

Wow... That's the last time I try to comment from my phone (except for this time). I butchered what I was trying to type.

bizmarkie507 said...

people are crying and saying stuff like, "When you embrace the moment, remember what life used to feel like and go for it."

yes haas those people are ridiculous