Wednesday, March 02, 2011


We really didn't want to post a third video of the "flash mob" of Sanmiguelenses dancing to Somos El Mundo, but there are some things that, once seen, cannot be unseen, and we thought that maybe if we all sat through it together, it would be a bonding experience. It's kind of like watching your grandparents have sex. Group sex. With video cameras. And a guest appearance by Daddy Yankee.

We're pretty sure that a traditional flash mob doesn't involve an orderly crowd following along with an on-stage leader, and so what this really is, technically, is a low-impact aerobics class. Still, we're genuinely impressed with the sheer endurance of everyone involved - at 8:10, "Somos El Mundo" is longer than "Stairway to Heaven" and just a tiny bit shorter than "American Pie." San Miguel sits more than 6500 feet above sea level. But we maintain that it's harder to sit through the video than do the actual dance, so if you've managed to do it, congratulations. Go towel off.

[Earlier videos here and here.]


graciela said...

i hate you for posting this, and i hate me for watching it. the dancing man in the too-tight yellow polo and cowboy hat is disturbed me to the point of losing my appetite, and now I cannot eat the delicious torta de tamal i made for breakfast.

Burro Hall said...

Now, now... let's not shoot the messenger. Or decapitate him and toss him on the side of the highway.

I Must Be Crazy To Live In Mexico said...

The computer made it all the way through the video. I did not. I left the room after (ho-hum) about 30 seconds. Do you have Cliffs Notes I can borrow?