June 2, 2011 by Delaina Storey
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There’s a huge amount of buzz about the Clear Falls lip dub that happened last Friday, March 20. All of the student’s and teachers dressed up to dance and sing along to a mix of Smash Mouth songs put together by our AV production and Professional communication class.
Kids traveled through the school going through all the groups such as clubs and sports, starting at the front of the school by the auditorium ending out on the football field with kids cheering and the band playing. “Chris Bell was playing drums, he’s really good!” said Kyle Rivera.
A lot of students came out with creative costumes to show school spirit. “I’ve seen some cool costumes like a cat in the hat and a monkey and I’ve seen some wigs and tutus, I personally want to get my hands on some battle paint,” said freshman Cassidy Clark
Students loved doing something innovative and school wide. “It was a great experience and hopefully we can do something like it in the future,” said sophomore Dylan Plante.
There were many pros and cons to the whole lip dub.
One con was the weather. It wasn’t preferable for the occasion, girls all complaining about their hair getting frizzy and students complaining about going outside in the humidity. “It’s really hot and muggy,” said sophomore Josh Valdez
Along with the poor weather conditions, a lot of students were sick, but no one wanted to miss lip dub day regardless. “I had strept throat and still had fun,” said sophomore Lori Mitchell. “I am having fun, I’m just kind of sick,” said singer Nonye Akuechiama.
Some students also complained about how long it took between shots “It took too long in between, and the music transition could have been better but the end result was pretty good. Definitely better than the Springs one!” said sophomore Chase Kirby
The time between takes may have been long, but as soon as shooting started, everything had to happen quick, students and teachers alike were running in all different directions trying to get from place to place. “I’m excited it’s so hectic, people are running around looking for their spots.” said Clark during the lip dub.
“I am running around out of breath and everything is just like…ahh! But I’m having a blast.” said sophomore Sierra Hinkle. “We have to run around so fast to everyone and take pictures while participating, it’s crazy!” said sophomore Lauren McClendon.
Everyone was going crazy, including the football team and their dancing; they were so energetic and definitely brought some school spirit to the table.
“There was a lot of rap battling in football and we also did the Bernie,” said freshman Kyle Rivera.
The Bernie is a new dance craze that was seen a lot around the school on lip dub day.
“We Bernied like no other,” said freshman Jared Hardage referring to his dance scene with theatre teacher Mrs. Elizabeth Townsend.
This is going to be better than any lip dub ever,” said Peyton Goodwin “-because I’m in it” interrupted spunky choir teacher Mrs. Jill Fetty. “Yes, because Mrs. Fetty is in it and I’m the director with Miranda Zip.”
Regardless of whether the students liked it or not, it was a great day to kick back and take the pressures of school off. “It was a great way to waste a Friday,” said Collin Fries.