Sunday, July 26, 2009


Every now and then -- maybe once a year? -- I become obsessed with a song. Don't know why. It just happens.

This year -- this week -- I became obsessed with Chris Brown's song "Forever." The reason? Jill and Kevin's wedding entrance dance, the newest YouTube video to go "viral," currently at 6.5 million views.

And I'll admit: I'm hooked. The song is stuck in my head big-time. And I can't stop watching the video.

I'm trying to figure out why I'm so stuck on this song, and this video. It's like this: these people decided: we're not going to just walk down the aisle like everyone else. We're going to dance down the aisle. Not only that, we're going to have all our friends join in the dance. This dance is going to be an expression of who we are, and how we feel about ourselves and each other. Our wedding is starting with a dance.

I love how their friends dance down the aisle -- some better than others -- some with hardly any rhythm (this video could well be subtitled: most white people really can't dance). And they know that they aren't great dancers, they are just doing it because their friends wanted them to, and they are doing the best they can. Eventually, they form a group and start down the aisle again, and the groom somersaults down the aisle out of the group. Then, as they make their way toward the alter, during a slower part of the song, they start moving in slow motion... it's hard to describe, but it's just too funny! Finally, the bride makes her entrance, dancing down the aisle herself...

If you haven't had a chance to see it yet, take a look:

Admit it, it brought a smile to your face and tears to your eyes, didn't it?

Thought so.

P.S. Here's more from the Today show. Apparently I'm not alone in my obsession....

P.P.S. And one more link.

P.P.P.S. Just one more!

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