Last week, the leader of Montgomery County government took a break from big budget talks and power meetings to take the lead on something else—a round of the "Harlem Shake."
County Executive Isiah Leggett got things shaking March 10 at the Misler Adult Day Center in Rockville for the Jewish Council for the Aging's Intergenerational Seniors Prom. According the council, the prom was a special event for Good Deeds Day, an international day of service.
The YouTube clip has since been posted at the county’s official blog.
The Leggett-led Shake also made for some tounge-and-cheek politicking at political blog’ Maryland Juice, where a Monday post posed the question: “Could the video … be the clearest sign that Leggett might be trying to run for re-election?”
Viral “Harlem Shake” videos are the latest meme on the web. Set to Baauer’s dance track “Harlem Shake,” the web vids usually begin with a lone dancer in the midst a large group. Then the video clip cuts to a scene with everyone up and dancing for a half a minute or so—the worse the dancing the better the clip.