Party Train
January 15, 2009 12:51 PM   Subscribe

I'm afraid we missed it by seventy-two years.
posted by The White Hat at 1:11 PM on January 15, 2009

That made me very happy, for some reason. The same scene with original audio.
posted by steef at 1:12 PM on January 15, 2009

I think they should put contemporary rock-n-roll, punk, and hip hop soundtracks to all the silent movies of yore. It would make them new all over again.
posted by netbros at 1:21 PM on January 15, 2009

This is what the internet is for.
posted by Caduceus at 1:22 PM on January 15, 2009

Yes, netbros. But I also think that more rock bands should cover "Diddley-Bo".
posted by Squid Voltaire at 1:27 PM on January 15, 2009

Nice. It kind of reminded me of the Daft Punk / Charleston video.
posted by Staggering Jack at 1:29 PM on January 15, 2009 [4 favorites]

There's a fine line between stupid and clever. — Nigel Tufnel
posted by punkfloyd at 1:39 PM on January 15, 2009

Music was very quiet back then.
posted by msalt at 1:48 PM on January 15, 2009

That's always been one of my favorite dance numbers.
posted by doctorschlock at 1:49 PM on January 15, 2009

Made my day.
posted by kaspen at 1:53 PM on January 15, 2009

Reminds me of my all-time favorite youtube vid. Nothing like a little Bob Fosse Choreography to spice things up...
posted by shminta at 2:10 PM on January 15, 2009

Thank you, I didn't miss it!
posted by joelf at 2:58 PM on January 15, 2009

Colorization makes me cry.
posted by JeffK at 2:59 PM on January 15, 2009

I want to dress like Oliver Hardy and step Charleston like those two fine fellers. Nothing we have now beats that.
posted by Lipstick Thespian at 4:04 PM on January 15, 2009

Dudes had some sick moves. & by sick, I mean not ill. I mean... wait... I'm too old to keep up with the slang, but you know, Laurel & Hardy could bust a move.
posted by Devils Rancher at 5:28 PM on January 15, 2009

Whoa, those Charleston guys are off. the. hook. Seriously, they look like they are weightless and frictionless.
posted by DU at 5:56 PM on January 15, 2009

Such a charming and wonderful combination! I could watch/listen to that over and over and over and over. Thanks for an enjoying the delightful complexity of the universe in a gentle way smile.
posted by nickyskye at 5:58 PM on January 15, 2009

Nicholas Brothers - I Got a Gal in Kalamazoo
posted by readery at 6:52 PM on January 15, 2009 [1 favorite]

the Daft Punk / Charleston video

I have never been happier to be the 1,951,694th person to watch a YouTube clip. Thanks for that.
posted by mediareport at 7:55 PM on January 15, 2009

SHIT! I missed the party train. When will it be coming back?
posted by joelf at 8:55 PM on January 15, 2009

About 1:05 in, they start almost doing the Thriller. Nice find.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 9:16 PM on January 15, 2009

One of the YT comments mentioned that they start doing the Soulja Boy Superman dance (at 1:40)
posted by vronsky at 9:32 PM on January 15, 2009

Even better the next day. :)
posted by nickyskye at 9:04 AM on January 16, 2009

Hey Nicky, what's your name in Japanese:)
posted by vronsky at 4:44 PM on January 17, 2009

the passenger
posted by vronsky at 4:52 PM on January 18, 2009

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