* Wed C&C "No Theme" Thread #662 on 2020 12 30 *

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Mike Fewster Veteran Member • Posts: 8,148
Re: A different take

RoelHendrickx wrote:

minniev wrote:

Dambirds in a winter dance.

Look no further:

Vogeltjesdans (Bird Dance) by The Electronica's

(Video. Click the link. But make sure you sit down before clicking the link...)

This carnavalesque monstrosity has terrorized my teenage years. Literally at every dance party there came a point when the DJ was tired and the audience drunk enough, and then this was played.

The tune was made globally popular in 1980 by a Dutch accordion band.

Their version became a billboard success and a dance craze all over the world.

Apparently, the original is Swiss, though.

And according to Wikipedia, there are roughly 370 versions recorded.

https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_vogeltjesdans

(I'll have to go and lie down now for a while, but I will return later to comment on the actual image. It deserves better than to be associated with this pre-covid dance party mating ritual for inebriated humans. It's a good way to wave off 2020 though.)

It might help to read this first before progressing to the dance. I couldn't find a version of their original "chooky dance, but a couple of different performances follow.

https://www.thenationalnews.com/arts-culture/chooky-choreography-1.559661

The original clip that launched them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-MucVWo-Pw

They have developed

https://vimeo.com/119091909

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