You will not stop believin’ how much fun this SM East video is to watch


Wellsir, I’ve never claimed to be the hippest fellow around.

So when SM East principal John McKinney told me last week that the students had filmed a “lipdub,” I was all like, “Huh? What’s that?”

So Mr. McKinney told me to swing by the school this morning to give it a look. And then I was all like, “Uh huh!” Because what a lipdub it is!

So here’s the background: After a month of choreography, a little bit of legal work securing the rights to the song, and a royalty check made out directly to Steve Perry (seriously), 1,400 of SM East’s 1,600 students voluntarily showed up at school outside normal class hours last Thursday to film a 10-minute, single-shot video of the entire school singing along to Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’.”

I won’t delay getting to the video any longer than necessary, but suffice it to say it’s a pretty fun (if not always logical — I’m pretty sure I spied Bill Clinton doing some yoga cat-cows in there somewhere) watch.

What a great day to be a Lancer. Enjoy!: