You might think a 3-9 record would dampen the spirits of campus. But you'd be wrong, much like The Grinch. The bros in Fayetteville sing without wins, they sing without rings, they sing without first downs and touchdowns and championship bling.
A big ice storm hit Fayetteville last Thursday, as you may have heard, and it closed down campus for a few days. And, as is apparently per custom, some UA fraternity brothers (reportedly from Lambda Chi Alpha, although that's the Sigma Alpha Epsilon house seen in the opening of the video) used the extra down time to film a lip-synced music video to Katy Perry's new song, "Roar".
For whatever reason, it takes a minute for the song to get going. Just watch.
When I showed the video to The Wife this afternoon, this was her reaction:
I feel like if I was in the group making that video in college, I'd be the grilled cheese guy. I would not be the dude failing to walk up an iced over walkway when the apparently clear side of the walkway is on the other side of the rail. Or at least I would have made that side of the rail not appear on camera.
What's with all the ass-shaking? Do guys do that now? I am however glad to see the framed Dave Matthews poster is still a fixture in the world of college decor.
But this is apparently becoming a tradition on The Hill. Back during another winter storm in 2011, Arkansas fraternity guys made a similar video for Perry's "Firework," featuring the artistic cinematography of a guy shooting out of the snow much like a firework. Word of the video eventually reached Perry herself, and she tweeted the link, and it became a viral hit, to this day it has been watched over 1.7 million times. Here it is, in case you'd like to refresh your memory.