Video Wednesday: Grand Rapids Strikes

Grand Rapids, Michigan was unhappy with being in the top ten cities that some list considered to be “dying” and so they struck back by, well, striking up the band. Or, in this case, they struck up the entire town and lip-synced to Don McLean’s “American Pie,” which seems an apt response to the declaration of their dying status. Roger Ebert called this “the greatest music video ever,” and having seen what amounts to a single camera shot of the entire town singing the song, I think I have to agree.