Has T Swift Now Made Awkward Dancing Socially Acceptable?

Thursday, August 21, 2014 | Stamp in My Passport| , |

Thursday, August 21, 2014

If you have yet to watch T Swift's new music video "Shake it Off" then stop what you are doing and watch it. And then read this hilarious Buzzfeed article with 27 gifs of her awkward dance moves. If you need a Thursday pick-me-up to carry you on to the weekend, then this is it. I think this is going to be the song that will be blaring though rolled down windows until it gets too cool.

The question on everyone's (who lacks any sort of rhythm at all) mind is: Has T Swift now made awkward dancing socially acceptable? And now for my commentary:

1. Angry ribbon twirling is an olympic sport I could excel at. That and speed walking, but that is a different conversation for a different time.

2. Perhaps if you make awkward faces to go along with your crazy invented moves people will get the hint that you're just going to do you and they won't pass judgement. Perhaps they will laugh with you and not at you? The jury is still out on that one. 

3. When in doubt, do the Travolta like you just don't care.

4. Since when did crazy finger movements become a dance? Maybe that is something that would benefit from my years spent in band.

5. FYI to all you girls out there thinking you can "twerk"...Taylor's rendition is really what you look like as well. Hate to break it to you.

6. Is interpretive dance going to be making an appearance at proms across America?

So besides writing about travel, writing about pop culture ranks pretty high up there in my book. Entertainment Weekly is one of my favorite magazines and who can't resist the riveting newsworthiness of E! News? What do you think of a regular pop culture feature on Stamp in My Passport? Is it something you would be interested in? Because I'm simply here to give the people what they want :)


Emerald Dove said...

Loved this post!
I hadn't seen the music video for this but it is great - good on Taylor for standing with us, the people with 2 left feet! :)

Kendel @ Little Misadventures said...

Crazy finger movements have alwaysssss been a thing. This is coming from a girl who has been doing them for years and years ;) but yes, the amount of awkwardness in this video is friggin' hilarious. I'm a pretty huge fan of pop culture, so I definitely wouldn't mind if you wanted to write about that too :)

Natalie V. said...

I am a secret celeb gossip junkie, so I'd totally support an entertainment series! :) I'm glad that awkward dancing is finally having its moment in the spotlight because I've been rocking it for YEARS!

Jennifer said...

I have watched this video a ridiculous amount of times. It's SO GOOD! You should definitely start a pop culture section! I am 100% all about it. :)

Elizabeth Mayberry said...

I LOVE this video! And just love Taylor. she is so fun and herself! I love all the awkward. It totally makes it socially accepted!