“Dance Fridays” Launch, Called “Epic” By This Blogger

There’s Dancing. There’s Hilarity. There’s Embarrassment (though not on your end). And best of all, the director is…YOU!

This month we announced Dance Fridays – our monthly feature of different departments in our downtown Chicago hotel dancing to various songs. But apart from the idea and some general parameters, our Facebook Fan’s get to be in the driver’s seat.

This is because our fans, You, get to suggest the songs, vote for the top suggestions (we have to do the song with the most votes) and then comment on and rate our video once we’re done.

For our opening month of January, we chose our Executive Team as the hotel department who dances and we picked the genre, hip hop. Other than that, the creative direction came from fan feedback. We had a lot of great and potentially side-splitting suggestions (though not all were really “hip hop”). But we narrowed it down to 3 of the most popular: “Single Ladies” by Beyonce, “Party Rock Anthem” by LMFAO, and “California Gurls” by Katy Perry.

We let everyone weigh in and “Party Rock Anthem” scored the most votes, so we grabbed the camera, took an afternoon, and shot what turned out to be a fairly stellar video based off of LMFAO’s original music video. After some editing, we posted it on Friday to huge critical acclaim. We hope you enjoy!

Be sure to “Like” our Facebook Page and watch for updates to help us choose February’s Dance Friday song.  Dance Fridays are epic. (See? The title of this post didn’t lie.)

If you’d like to visit the actual location where this sensation was shot, book a room now with BEST WESTERN PLUS River North Hotel, the only downtown hotel to offer FREE Parking!

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