Watch Me Entertain Myself!

Sacha Guitry once said, "You can pretend to be serious, but you can't pretend to be witty." Oh yes, I'm the great pretender.
(pilot episode: 20 January 2004)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

There Will Be No Shame

I was just browsing along on the Internet when I saw the link. I have to admit, I clicked on it simply because I missed seeing the Butterfly Dance, the one popularized by Universal Motion Dancers, to the tune of “Always” by Erasure. I remember being first fascinated, then ultimately turned off by the dance as it became uber-popular and uber-baduy.

Jump cut to years later.

At first I was all set to not finish watching the video. But eventually my attention was held as the dance unfolded. It is actually quite mesmerizing to watch. And yeah, I was giggling while watching.

So open your eyes, I see, your eyes are open.



Aminin, natuwa ka rin noh.

12 comments:

Tristan Tan said...

Namiss ko tuloy ang UMD. Haha.

rudeboy said...

It's official.

The 80s are back.

Time to reassemble the Malangkay Magic Movement and foist the Cycling Funk, Metallic Gigolo, and the Rico Mambo upon an unsuspecting new generation.


WV: reali

Yes, reali.

i am beki said...

haha. funny. we were just dancing this last night at a cock tail party together with moon walk and running man.

oh well. we were tipsy and all.

Jedd said...

Cool! He's missing some of the steps though. For a complete trip down the memory lane, watch this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BY-Ip27kR7A UMD and Streetboys, all their hits in one number. Love watching straight guys dance slightly gay-ish moves hehe

alainsojourner said...

well, i finished it.
haha! i used to dance this tune!

joelmcvie said...

@ALAINSOJOURNER: I finished watching the whole thing too. In furnez, it was mesmerizing nga.

ManilaRaunch said...

saw this first danced by umd wearing tight white shirts, dark jeans, blazers and shades--i got quite uncomfortable watching the then lean and mean umd gyrating (and no, wowie didnt make it for me)

Quentin X said...

still baduy, i reckon. lol.

~Carrie~ said...

Is it me, or was 4:09 arousing (when the dancer gyrated to a kneeling position, such that his knees were touching the floor)?

joelmcvie said...

@CARRIE: Yes, I found it arousing too. AHAHAHAHAHAHA!

lobster-tony said...

Ay! So this is where the macho dancers got their current schtick after the "bayo" move. Haha

misterpedagog said...

eto yung tipong pinapasayaw sakin ng lahat ng lolo lola tito tita ninang ninong ko nung 4 years old pa lang ako hahahaha!