- Sun, June 05 2011
- Filed under: Fun stuff
When the city of Grand Rapids, Michigan made Newsweek’s list of dying cities, the people there did something extraordinary to show how wrong a description that was.
Check out the ten-minute, CONTINUOUS take, lip dub of Bye, Bye Miss American Pie. Everyone from the mayor to local businesspeople to students starred. As NPR put it in this story, “It’s a little counterintuitive, but a massive crowd ballet that specifically identifies no one turns out to be a surprisingly powerful translation of a impersonal economic projection to a story about individual people.”
Here’s how they made it:
What an inspiring way to show what their city truly is.