Hokey-Pokey across the Hudson breaks Guinness World Record
6/11/12 - 1:15 pm
You know the routine – you put your left foot in, you take your left foot out, you put your left foot in, and then you shake it all about – but there isn’t anything routine when you do it with a couple thousand other hokey-pokey enthusiasts.
On Saturday, 2,569 people did the Hokey Pokey across the Walkway Over the Hudson for more than five minutes, breaking a previous Guinness World Record for the longest line of dancers that was held for four years.
Above, we have a video from Jessica Vecchione, who attended the event. The goal, besides making the Guinness World Records, was to raise funds needed for a new visitor center for the scenic park operated by the New York State Parks Department, according to the Mid-Hudson News.
An article in The Times Herald-Record highlighted some of the participating dancers and the event, some of whom came from Germany to participate in the event. One dancer was still shaking it all about at the age of 102.
To keep the thousands of dancers in sync, participants danced to a rendition of the classic Hokey Pokey tune created specifically for the event by Hudson Valley singer/storyteller "Story Laurie" McIntosh, The Daily Freeman reported.
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