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Harlem Shake: Detroit Style

Posted on Friday, March 08 2013 in Culture

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You've heard the music. You've seen the madness. Now it's time to witness the Harlem Shake: Detroit Style.

The wacky and the weird will make your jaw drop as you watch the dancing in these videos. Watch the madness and tell us which was your favorite in the comments.


Wayne State University has a couple versions of the Harlem Shake. Their largest scale version includes students in the Student Center. Take a look at this fiasco:



Next up is a cast of actors and actresses who bring emotion to centerstage. In town for one night only, the sensational, the stupendous, the comedic... Hilberry Theatre Harlem Shake:



Wayne State University is not the only school is town to feature this remix. The students from University of Detroit Mercy bring it with this performance:



The trend in Detroit is with our students. This demographic has the creativity and urgency to stand out and make a splash. you've seen Wayne State and U of D make their marks, now it's time for University of Michigan-Dearborn to shine:


Saving the best for last, the Detroit Sports Commission, a branch of the Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau (VisitDetroit) was asked by 97.1FM The Ticket to bring Champ to participate in their version of the Harlem Shake. This is that video:



You've watched the videos now tell us what you think.


Which video was your favorite?