Grand Rapids LipDub Video


Username: Admin

Post Number: 9817
Registered: Dec-03

"The Grand Rapids LipDub Video was filmed May 22nd, with 5,000 people, and involved a major shutdown of downtown Grand Rapids, which was filled with marching bands, parades, weddings, motorcades, bridges on fire, and helicopter take offs. It is the largest and longest LipDub video, to date.

This video was created as an official response to the Newsweek article calling Grand Rapids a "dying city." We disagreed strongly, and wanted to create a video that encompasses the passion and energy we all feel is growing exponentially, in this great city. We felt Don McLean's American Pie, a song about death, was in the end, triumphant and filled to the brim with life and hope." - Rob Bliss, Director & Executive Producer

After the video was released Newsweek recants their story in a Facebook post.


First off, we LOVE your YouTube LipDub. We're big fans, and are inspired by your love of the city you call home.

But so you know what was up with the list you're responding to, we want you to know it was done by a website called by Newsweek (it was unfortunately picked up on the Newsweek web site as part of a content sharing deal)--and it uses a methodology that our current editorial team doesn't endorse and wouldn't have employed. It certainly doesn't reflect our view of Grand Rapids.


Diamond Member
Username: Wingmanalive


Post Number: 24790
Registered: Jun-06
Very inspiring response from a very picturesque town. Shame that most of Youtube viewers are too young to appreciate it and are probably scratching their heads wondering why they didn't use a Lady Gaga song.

Gold Member
Username: Van_man

Boston South, MA

Post Number: 5468
Registered: Mar-06
that was impressive. Thanks for sharing Brian.

Platinum Member
Username: Nyyfan13

Northern VA

Post Number: 12106
Registered: Jul-06
Very impressive video. Pretty awesome to watch.

Gold Member
Username: The_image_dynamic

San Diego, California

Post Number: 5971
Registered: Dec-06
The best part is at :42 when the Gaysian steps in and everybody bails. Mwahahahahahaha!

Platinum Member
Username: Plymouth


Post Number: 16213
Registered: Jan-08

Very impressive video!

Thanks Admin!
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