Browsing on YouTube I click play and a video begins showing pretty hipster girls gazing longingly at the camera. They are dancing with boys with long hair and handsome beards, all of them bathed in the golden light of youth and optimism. The day is almost over and they are dancing their hearts out. In Dolores Park, on rooftops and in front of the Golden Gate Bridge, this is young San Francisco remaking shot for shot an homage to an homage, a copy of a copy. They really mean this and they really are this pretty.
This video is part of an intriguing phenomena of call and response video’s posted on YouTube in homage to the fan video, “the brat pack mash up” which was first posted in the spring of 2009.
The original video, composed of various edited scenes mostly taken from the movies of John Hughes, ‘mashed up’ with the song, ‘Lisztomania’ by French pop group Phoenix inspired a group of twenty something friends in Brooklyn to remake it shot for shot with their beautiful ... More