Update Monday, Feb. 25: Alexandria Nicole Cellars in Woodinville has jumped into the Harlem Shake craze.
We have the coolest wine club members on earth. So cool, in fact, that they will even join in on our own version of the Harlem Shake videos that have been going around. Our Woodinville wine club release party was a rocking party, as always. We are a lucky winery to have such awesome club members, bringin' the funk to the Seattle area!
The "Harlem Shake" seems to have headed to Woodinville this week.
What is the Harlem Shake, you ask. Well, it's not the dance that you think. It's not even a particular dance, really.
It's more of a YouTube craze that's infectious. Basically, it involves an electronic song of the same name that was produced by Baauer. It starts with one person dancing, then, when the bass drops in typical electronic fashion, a number of people just, well, dance. Some are more, um, "gyrating" than others, but you get the point.
The trend is popular. Check that. It's invading YouTube, where 44 million such videos have been uploaded, and 4,000 are popping up each day. They're popping up everywhere in pop culture too. Take this example of "The Daily Show" giving its rendition.
And now, officially, the Harlem Shake seems to have hit Woodinville. A post on YouTube by someone going by the moniker ArdvarkPower posted the attached video Tuesday and it's already gotten more than 1300 views. Note: It may not be appropriate for some viewers.
And if you do your own search, know that some videos probably aren't suitable for younger users, even though, ironically, they are the ones posting these videos.
The craze has been controversial. In New York, about a dozen members of a high school hockey team were suspended off for their rendition of the video, according to New York Newsday.
What do you make of this latest Internet craze? Tell us in comments.