Have you heard of the meme Geddan, or Get Down? Until recently, I hadn’t either.
I saw this great video of a girl dancing in our V for Vendetta costume, but at the time I didn’t really know what I was watching.
Geddan started in Japan a couple of years ago, when someone made a video exploiting a glitch in the Nintendo 64 game system. When the game cartridge is improperly inserted, it creates a glitch that causes the video game characters to “dance” spastically.
Soon, lots of people in Japan started making Geddan videos, all using the same song called Promise, by pop singer Kohmi Hirose.
Last year, this craze became popular in America. It’s important to note that no one can perform this dance live, it can only be done using video editing. Isn’t this interesting?
To fully understand, please watch this video by Know Your Meme. They explain and demonstrate the Geddan quite well.
I think this is so cool – especially when using our costumes! Get Down!