Never Do ‘The Harlem Shake’ By a Bonfire, People
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They said the ‘Harlem Shake‘ was hot, but this is ridiculous.
In case you were living in a cave for the past few months, the ‘Harlem Shake’ is a silly viral video trend that involves one guy or gal dancing alone to the dubstep-y Baauer tune. Then as the music reaches its crescendo, a big group of maniacs in various costumes suddenly appear and join the dancefest. It’s a fun bit of internet ephemera, but fails do happen. Maybe not fails this extreme, but you gotta break a few bones if you want to go viral, right?
As you can see in this German video, a bunch of folks were goofing off around a bonfire and clearly had the idea to create their own ‘Harlem Shake’ video. Things go…okay, at first, but they really heat up after one of the dancing fools tumbles backward into the roaring blaze, only to be yanked free by his super-heroic pal.
According to the NY Daily News, the man only suffered a “a few blisters.” So that’s good. No word on his wounded dignity.