The Grand Rapids LipDub video was filmed on May 22nd, with 5,000 people, and involved a shutdown of downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan. The city was filled with marching bands, parades, weddings, motorcades, bridges on fire, and helicopter take offs.
This video was created as an official response to the Newsweek article calling Grand Rapids a ‘dying city.’ We disagreed strongly, and wanted to create a video that encompasses the passion and energy we all feel is growing exponentially, in this great city. “We felt Don McLean’s ‘American Pie’, a song about death, was in the end, triumphant and filled to the brim with life and hope.” – Rob Bliss, Director & Executive Producer
It’s the largest and longest LipDub video, to date, and it’s pretty great. Happy Memorial Day!