Mysterious spastic animated gif.
November 28, 2005 4:05 PM   Subscribe

Who can tell me more about this animated gif of people dancing?


I found this bit of detritus online. Can anyone tell me what's going on, where it's going on, and what music these people are dancing to?
posted by arielmeadow to Computers & Internet (18 answers total)
 
Krump?
posted by fire&wings at 4:16 PM on November 28, 2005


I've seen Rize, and that DEFINITELY ain't Krumping.
posted by arielmeadow at 4:20 PM on November 28, 2005


Japanoitrenching.
posted by Rothko at 4:20 PM on November 28, 2005


Could it be Capoeira?
posted by Staggering Jack at 4:35 PM on November 28, 2005


That gif and much more information can be found at the MySpace site of The Coalition Against Hardcore Dancing. (Is that where you found it?) It's what kids do these days. Why they can't just headbang and play air guitar like decent folks I don't know.

I'm sure there must be "all-ages" hardcore/screamo/metalcore shows in Seattle and this will be what goes on there. If you decide to go check it out, prepare to feel old and sensible.
posted by nowonmai at 4:37 PM on November 28, 2005


:(
posted by electric_counterpoint at 4:38 PM on November 28, 2005


oops, forgot this:
[q: witnessed identical behaviour at an all-ages show at the First Lutheran Church in the Bronx last Friday; felt old and sensible].
posted by nowonmai at 4:39 PM on November 28, 2005


nowonmai that is a funny, funny site, thanks for posting it.
posted by tellurian at 4:45 PM on November 28, 2005


Dude, they're at a hardcore show, and they are hardcore dancing. The Agnostic Front Air Punch is a classic, but the Spinning Hook-Kick is a modern step. Back in my day, we used to settle for Pickin' Up Change, The Windmill, The Wall of Death, and -- well, just running into each other. But, as an old-timer who occasionally plays the bass for a hardcore band or two, I can definitely say this is neo-mosing. The band is prolly a local hardcore/screamo outfit. Looks like a good time.

On preview: beaten to the air punch!
posted by milquetoast at 4:47 PM on November 28, 2005


mosing? neo-mosHing.
posted by milquetoast at 4:49 PM on November 28, 2005


"Ok, music fans. I'm going to do this with my arms, and if you get hurt, it's not my fault."
posted by The White Hat at 5:09 PM on November 28, 2005


There were kids dancing like that at, believe it or not, a Smashmouth gig I went to once.
posted by tracicle at 5:16 PM on November 28, 2005


Yeah, that's what we used to call Hardcore, back before they started keeping some distance between them. Now it just looks silly.
posted by muddgirl at 5:42 PM on November 28, 2005


There are a lot of really, really funny videos of hardcore dancing floating around. The kids in the scene all seem to think they're simultaneously hilarious and awesome.
posted by ph00dz at 6:27 PM on November 28, 2005


I have a 21-year-old brother who goes to see lots of bands I've never heard of, who loves to dance, and who has come home from shows with broken glasses and cell phones and a lost wallet (on different occasions). I'm now horrified at the thought that this might be what he's doing.
posted by croutonsupafreak at 8:43 PM on November 28, 2005


"The kids in the scene all seem to think they're simultaneously hilarious and awesome."

That is hilarious and awesome. I bet they are right.

"...who has come home from shows with broken glasses and cell phones and a lost wallet (on different occasions)."

With the exception of the cell phone, all of these things occured to me twenty years ago as a sprat. Ah, youth!
posted by mwhybark at 9:35 PM on November 28, 2005


*a tear falls for the lost art of the circle pit

the distressing part is all the other kids standing still with their arms folded. why aren't they running around, nodding their heads, anything?
posted by eustatic at 7:40 AM on November 29, 2005


They're awed. Or laughing. Simultaneously.
posted by dhartung at 3:50 PM on November 29, 2005


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