It's not every Wednesday afternoon that you get to witness monumental moments in history, but today was certainly a special one. Earlier today, I made my way up to Herald Square to partake in the Guinness World Record attempt of most simultaneous twerkers. The Twerkathon was of course organized by the pioneering New Orleans bounce queen, Big Freedia
, aka Queen Diva along with her ass-shaking sidekicks. For two minutes, Guinness Records officials paced through a crowd of 350-plus diverse popping butts. Everyone from grandmas to construction workers participated, and in the end, it was all a success.
The event was organized in support of Big Freedia's upcoming reality show premiere on Fuse. Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce
will air next Wednesday, October 2 at 11/10c on Fuse. Watch the trailer at the bottom of this page.
Listen to Big Freedia's "Excuse" while you scroll through the photos below. It's the song everyone bounced to. And just a warning, some of the pictures could be considered NSFW
She's seen better.
The classic "I've made huge mistake" face.
Things got pretty weird.
Twerking is the new Charleston.
Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce
Fuse has a very fickle video embed, so here's a link