Talk about a town coming together: 9300 people came out in Lindsay, Ontario to break the world record for largest number of people in a lipdub video. The piece is also the first citywide lipdub ever recorded in Canada. The previous record for most participants in a lipdub was set in Spain, with 7400 people.
In case you're wondering what a lipdub is, it's a lipsynching video featuring people singing along to a recorded song, all in one continuous shot, usually while doing something awesome. And while lots of great lipdubs have been created over the years, the sheer scale of this one is something to behold. The video's soundtrack is set to Hedley's 'Unbreakable' and 'Change of Season' by Toronto-based band Sweet Thing (drummer Tyler Kyte is from Lindsay), who are also part of the action.
According to Stratta Creative, the company that coordinated the shoot, the video's goal is to "raise awareness about small-town Lindsay and the city of Kawartha Lakes, but more importantly, to inspire positive social change and to empower youth to contribute to their community". To find out more about the making of the video, and see some behind-the-scenes action, visit LindsayLipdub.ca. Check it out below:
Before the shoot went down, George recorded a message to encourage people to come out and join in:
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