When a rock star lip-syncs on stage its considered cheating. Lip-syncing
on YouTube? Perfectly acceptable
even celebrated as lip dub music videos
are popping up all over the Internet most recently (and famously) a
music video to Don McLeans American Pie performed by the City of Grand
Thousands of residents participated in the downtown lip dub after a
January Newsweek article declared Grand Rapids as one of Americas Dying
Cities. The music videowhich runs approximately nine minuteswas declared
a new world record, with over 3.4 million views (as of print) on YouTube
and Roger Ebert claiming it as the greatest music video ever made.
Traverse City hopes to make its own musical mark with a lip dub scheduled
to shoot on Sunday, July 17.
Were not saying were a dying city, said Max Fischer, director of the
planned lip dub, were just saying TC is an amazing place.