When the thought of Taylor Swift lip-syncing video first crosses your mind, you probably imagined seeing a little girl who confidently lip-syncs along with her father or a group of teenagers singing in front of a webcam. Even in your weirdest imagination, your mind wouldn’t have gone to hardcore men and women jumping out of aircraft while lip-synching such lines as,
“Cause the players gonna play, play, play, play, play, And the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate, Baby, I’m just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake
I shake it off, I shake it off”
But that’s precisely what the United States Air Force (USAF) Parachute Team, Wings of Blue, did in its video set to Swift’s “Shake It Off.” Men were literally hanging from the side of a plane in mid-flight mouthing, “shake it off.” Guys were dropping from the plan, hanging in the sky, sky diving, shaking butts up there, breakdancing and making sky formations all in the air. Although there were shots taking inside the plane, it wasn’t clear from the video whether the plane was moving or stationed. But all were lip-syncing.
This video was made by the USFA’s parachute team to promote their football game and awaiting victory against Army on Nov. 1, 2014. The writings at the beginning of the video say it all. “We all know what the outcome will be. Air Force has won 17 of its last 20 games against Army. It’s okay Army. Just shake it off.”The music video is a mix of emotion. It is both cool and terrifying.
If you did SHARE with your Army friend back then, what would have been their reaction?