Harlem Residents React to ‘Harlem Shake’ Videos

By Jorge Rivas Feb 20, 2013

Actor and filmmaker Chris McGuire took his camera to Harlem to ask the community what they thought of the current ‘Harlem Shake’ video craze.

McGuire recorded Harlem’s residents watching videos of folks dancing to DJ and producer Baauer’s hit song that has gone viral.

"That’s weird," said one woman standing on 125th Street.

"I know the Harlem Shake, but that’s not the Harlem Shake," said another man.

For more historical context on the "Harlem Shake" check out this story we published yesterday: "5 Ways The ‘Harlem Shake’ Meme Is (Slightly) More Complicated Than It Seems."