In truth, if the bava could dance I think it would do the Tecktonik, a new dance craze from France sweeping the world via YouTube. A few of the highlights of this cultural phenomenon, as I so vaguely understand it, are as follows:
- First and foremost —and my personal favorite— is the requisite mohawk/mullet hairdo. Every good fad needs a bold fashion statement, and busting out the mullet is just about as badass as a youthful subculture can get.
- Second, the crazy hand/arm movement that resembles a form of popping, or even a Crip Walk (thanks Tom) for the upper body. I’ve seen a few videos where this is quite impressive.
- Its worldwide popularity is remarkable for it is being picked up by kids from a variety of cultures almost instantaneously. Innumerable video dance competitions spontaneously pop up throughout YouTube, making this an interesting example of a local “subculture” providing a mediated/interactive mechanism that propels it into a global framework almost overnight. Do a search for Tecktonik and behold the terrible beauty that is everyone.
The video below features a remix of Yelle’s “A Cause des Garçons,” a kind of Tecktonik anthem.
But after all is said and done, I like the way they move…
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Personally, I’d rather be giggin’ on some hyphy juice while ghost riding the whip.
But that’s just me.
I can’t stop watching this.
I know, Matt. I love this whole Tecktonik thing, it is so bizarrely wonderful.
You are outta your mind, but I think you knew that already.