'The Fox' goes viral again, this time as a Christmas light show
Jay Perkins's festive rendition of the YouTube hit has attracted over 250,000 views in just two days
Max Benwell is a freelance journalist currently writing his way through a master's degree at City University London. As a manager at Grapevine Events he also organises speakers events for young journalists, and is a founding editor of IRL, a new online data project launching in early 2014.
Monday 16 December 2013
Despite 2013 being the year of the snake in the Chinese calendar, you could say it belonged to the fox.
With over 287 million views on YouTube, the Norweigan band Yvlis have topped the site’s most viewed videos with ‘The Fox (What Does The Fox Say)’ – a bizarre spoof combining Gangnam Style moves, an infectious club beat, and the furry, orange woodland animal.
If that wasn’t enough, another video featuring the song has now gone viral. On Saturday night, Tulsa resident Jay Perkins choreographed “The Fox” with a dazzling array of 25,000 Christmas lights. Having been uploaded to YouTube, the video of the performance has now received over a quarter of a million views in just two days.
Mr Perkins started work on the show in August, and set up the first lights at the beginning of November. To choreograph each song, he breaks it down into its phonetics, before converting it into a light pattern through a software program he invented.
Just one minute of music takes six hours of work, Mr Perkins said.
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