I don’t know what else you can say but bravo? Produced by Rob Bliss, this is the best 10 minutes you’ll spend online today I expect. You might also enjoy The Making of the Grand Rapids Lip Dub by Michigan Radio.
UPDATE: Roger Ebert posts simply “The greatest music video ever made”
“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.”
*Note: The “NEW WORLD RECORD” designation refers to size and scope, not duration.
This $40,000 production was entirely financed by the generosity of local sponsors