IvyLee Rosario – News Editor –
For Allison Mulcrone, 19, being a part of the “Harlem Shake,” she said, felt like a part of history in the making.
Southern gave into the craze of the “Harlem Shake,” and filmed its own version on Friday. The video took place on the bridge in between Connecticut Hall and the Adanti Student Center.
“I helped film the video. It was an idea brought upon by the fraternity Tau Kappa Epsilon,” said Jamila Young, 21. “I definitely wanted to be a part of the process but I didn’t want to be in it, so I figured filming was good enough.”
Much like the previous “Harlem Shake” videos this one featured one person dancing and then turned into a mass group of students in different costumes.
The idea was thought up by members of the Fraternity Tau Kappa Epsilon. With the craze of the internet videos growing by the week, students needed to jump at the chance to make a video for Southern.
“For some odd reason I felt the need to bring my horse mask to school, and this was even before I heard about Southern filming this video,” said Mulcrone. “I guess it worked out perfectly because I ended up wearing my mask and this random hamburger shirt I own.”
The video was filmed by SCSU TV and will be put up on YouTube for everyone to see.
“I’m pretty sure it’s not the real Harlem Shake because I’ve seen it before a long time ago,” said Young, “and it looked nothing like that. It’s more just random dancing.”
Although many students had different views about the video, most had fun.
“I remember seeing the video within the last week or so and overnight it just exploded out of nowhere,” said Mulcrone. “I thought it was a fantastic way of not only being a part of something with Southern but also being a part of a fad that will be known for a while.”
The filming of the “Harlem Shake” lasted around twenty to thirty minutes. The most time was spent getting enough people to come out and be a part of the video.
“We waited because we wanted more students to come, so once we got enough then we could shoot the entire thing,” said Young.
With Internet videos coming and going as quickly as they do, it seems Southern is jumping on the bandwagon to make themselves part of the fad.
“Its fun to be able to just get crazy and be with your friends,” said Mulcrone. “I think its something we can all look back on and say ‘yes I was a part of that’ and know that there can be people all over watching our video.”