Mass Bolero.
May 30, 2014 1:26 AM   Subscribe

Mass Bolero. "This short film, Mass Bolero, is a mass participation project made in the spring of 2014 by the people of Nottingham in tribute to Torvill and Dean." [via]
posted by feelinglistless (16 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite

As soon as I saw the MeFi post, the tune started running in my head...
posted by Bwithh at 1:33 AM on May 30, 2014

See, Bolero to me is Bo Derek in '10'.
posted by GallonOfAlan at 1:44 AM on May 30, 2014

This is utterly wonderful and is one of the many reasons why I have developed quite a fondness for this unassuming, often overlooked city.
posted by dumdidumdum at 2:19 AM on May 30, 2014

This made my day.
posted by melisande at 2:58 AM on May 30, 2014

I lost count of the number of locations. Nary a hipster in sight. Totally brilliant! (And worth the earworm.)
posted by Mister Bijou at 3:13 AM on May 30, 2014

That was just lovely.
posted by halcyonday at 3:25 AM on May 30, 2014

Marvelous. Great way to start they day. Now I want to visit Nottingham.
The soccer (sorry, football) players at 2:48 totally cracked me up. I didn't realize that was Torvill and Dean themselves in cameos at the train station until I saw the credits.
posted by evilmomlady at 4:07 AM on May 30, 2014

Somehow, going "I've been there!" means nothing when, y'know, you actually live there.

I'm a bit disappointed they didn't include construction workers on the tramworks dancing. The local news shitstorm would have been glorious.
posted by Katemonkey at 5:52 AM on May 30, 2014

Surprisingly moving and quite delightful!
posted by leslies at 6:14 AM on May 30, 2014

Bolero to me is Albert Brooks in his sadly forgotten album "A Star Is Bought", dedicated (and explained in narration) as a naked ploy to get airplay on every radio format, and for Classical stations, he wrote and sang some embarrassingly 'sexy' lyrics to the iconic melody. It's one thing to have the song stuck in your head, something else to have the words "Can we do it on the couch, or should we do it on the floor..." attached.
posted by oneswellfoop at 8:41 AM on May 30, 2014

I dislike very much when people exaggerate, but speaking as a T & D fan from way back in the day - this is probably the best thing ever on the internet.
One year when they were in Stars on Ice there was a group number in the middle of which all the skaters momentarily hilariously did a bit of the Bolero. It's such an iconic program.
Also . for the 6.0 system.
posted by NorthernLite at 8:45 AM on May 30, 2014

Hey, I live there! Those are rugby players, I believe.

I know one of the roller derby women!

That was cool. Thanks for posting it.
posted by minsies at 10:10 AM on May 30, 2014 [1 favorite]

Fantastic job Nottingham. A Leicester fan salutes you.
posted by ntrifle at 12:31 PM on May 30, 2014

Well, that was the best way to begin the weekend ever.

Clearly Nottingham is a lovely place full of delightful people, and now I am wishing I lived there too. Well done.
posted by kinnakeet at 2:19 PM on May 30, 2014

Nice cameo from Wayne Manor as well.

posted by Hartster at 1:13 AM on May 31, 2014

Late to the party but just wanted to say, I'm in it! I'm one of the Nottingham Hellfire Harlots roller derby skaters. (and yes, those are Rugby players not footballers)
posted by missmagenta at 9:56 AM on June 28, 2014

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