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Harlem Shake Fire Video Goes Viral: Man Sets Himself On Fire Doing 'Harlem Shake'

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By Jon Campbell , Christian Post Contributor
April 25, 2013|6:09 pm
  • A Harlem Shake fire video has gone viral.
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    A Harlem Shake fire video has gone viral.

A "Harlem Shake" fire video has gone viral after a background dancer was got a little too enthusiastic and fell into a large bonfire behind him, engulfing him in flames as he did the popular "Harlem Shake."

The victim and his three friends were performing their version of the dance craze in front of a large fire in Germany, when he lost his footing and fell right into the blazing inferno.

One of his friends can be seen in the viral video rushing to his aid and bravely pulling him out of the bonfire.

In Germany is a tradition for locals to light up large bonfires over the Easter season, however, throwing yourself into the fire is not advised.

The video of the man falling into the flames has now gone viral and instead of the usual "Harlem Shake" title, witty viewers have now labeled it the "Harlem Bake."

The "Harlem Shake" is an old Internet fad that went viral earlier this year, with thousands of people taking part across the globe.

The Harlem Shake is an Internet meme in the form of a video in which a group of people perform a comedy sketch accompanied by a short excerpt from the song "Harlem Shake."

As a meme, the video was replicated by many people, using the same concept, and this rapidly led to it becoming viral in early February 2013, with thousands of "Harlem Shake" videos being made and uploaded to YouTube every day at the height of its popularity.

Various "Harlem Shake" videos have begun with one person masked and dancing in the foreground as the others just go about their normal daily activities in the background, completely ignoring the dancer. However, after a short while the others join in and perform crazy dances, sometimes wearing weird and wonderful costumes.

Here is the video of the Harlem Shake fire dance:

 

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