The greatest music video ever?
The Grand Rapids LipDub Video was filmed May 22nd, with 5,000 people, and involved a major shutdown of downtown Grand Rapids, which was filled with marching bands, parades, weddings, motorcades, bridges on fire, and
helicopter take offs. It is the largest and longest LipDub video, to date.
This video was created as an official response to the Newsweek article calling Grand Rapids a "dying city." We disagreed strongly, and wanted to create a video that encompasses the passion and energy we all feel is growing exponentially, in this great city. We felt Don McLean's "American Pie," a song about death, was in the end, triumphant and filled to the brim with life and hope." It was financed entirely by the generosity of local sponsors.
On his blog, Sun-Times film critic Roger Ebert called the viral sensation, which was posted May 26 on YouTube, ³the greatest music video ever made.²
You have NEVER experienced "American Pie" like this; wait 'til you have ten minutes, and then watch it, full screen, with complete attention.......amazing (and shot in one take, no less)........