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Vicky Knill 25th of February 2013 by editor 24th of March 2013
Callao shake

If you passed through Plaza Callao last Friday at about 5.30, you might have noticed even more crazy people than usual, writes Vicky Knill. No, they hadn’t forgotten to take their medication. A guy with a box on his head and his psychotic dancing friends were making their very own “Harlem Shake” video. In case you live under a rock, Harlem Shake is a tune by electronic musician Baauer. Fan videos typically involve one person dancing alone for 15 seconds, followed by 15 seconds of a group of people going crazy, often wearing strange costumes and waving bizarre props. Since it was first uploaded earlier this month, the Harlem Shake has become a world-wide internet phenomenon, with fans adding their own versions of the video in their droves. Notable examples include the Swansea City FC version, The Daily Show version, and those by the Norwegian Army and a “senior community”! Check out the video on

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