Strange video improved, still strange


#1

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#2

Boy, the people in colorful uniforms seem to hog the spotlight more than the ones in black.


#3

Mentos? :anguished:


#4

No link or attribution to the original video?


#5

That would be good, wouldn’t it?


#6

#7

Thank you (: and now that i’m looking at the original video, its definitely a lot stranger than i imagined since there’s no real music to speak of.


#8

Wow! The early 80s were a hellava drug.


#9

To someone my age there is nothing at all strange about this. Except for the soccer uniforms, this would be practically every informal gathering I went to in college. In fact, I think I know the twin of everyone in the video, except for the young Billy Connolly.


#10

Well, it makes marginally more sense now.


#11

Agreed, they are perfectly normal.


#12

Having fun throwing random songs onto random snippets of the video. Here’s a quickly edited one…


#13

It looks to me like a warmup or tryout for something intended to be more formally organized later. Nothing terribly weird about it. In fact, I think it’s sort of weird to say it’s weird. Can we have an explanation?


#14

My guess: A fashion show in Germany of the latest (as of the time of the video) soccer styles.


#15

I think they’re dancing about architecture.


#16

Correct. It´s a snippet from the very popular german sports tv show “Das aktuelle Sportstudio”. A fashion designer makes proposals for alternative jersey styles, claiming that the existing 1st division ones were boring.
Nowadays that we´ve fortunately reached a point where soccer players begin outing themselves as gay the dancing scene makes a lot of sense once again!


#17

watch günter netzer doing his 5 goals in a row http://www.zdf.de/ZDFmediathek/beitrag/video/1934392/Netzers-Fuenferpack-an-der-Torwand-#/beitrag/video/1934392/Netzers-Fuenferpack-an-der-Torwand-


#18

And yet somehow the fact that it’s in German explains everything.


#19

Imma let you finish, German Soccer Dancers, but what about Brazilian Disco Superheroes?


#20

To be fair, the bold color blocks and zero advertisement make for a kind of retro-cool aesthetic. The yellow-orange-red-white one in particular is 70s-80s zeitgeisty as hell and reminds me of the classic Toyota racing livery. Let’s say I wouldn’t die of embarrassment rocking a few of those as cycling jerseys or something.