Let's Break a Record!
On Saturday, November 16th, DC indie rock band Wheelie is attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the Most Back Up Dancers and shooting a music video for their single, "The Underwear Song". Participants get to break a world record, star in a music video, have fun dancing, get a new pair of underwear, help a good cause and be a part of something different and really, really cool. YOU would rock this.
Can I Get Tickets at the Door?
Yes, but please bring cash! Also, please note that there will be no guarentee we can get you your perfect size undies.
Why is Wheelie Doing This?
Wheelie's goal for the video, "The Underwear Song," is to promote the band's message of love and self-acceptance through food, drinks, dancing, service and good old fashioned rock 'n roll.
Why Should I Do This?
You get to break a world record, star in a music video, help a good cause, learn a fun dance and listen to great music. Most of all, you get to be a part of something really cool.
What Will Back-up Dancers Do?
Back-up dancers will learn a simple choreographed routine to Wheelie's song, The Underwear Song. The dance will be recorded and the live performance will break the world record for the Most Back Up Daners and be the music video for The Underwear Song. There will be a thorough dance lesson so that EVERYONE gets the moves and feels great dancing!
What's This I Hear About a Clothes Drive?
As you all take your clothes off, we invite you to think of others who may need them on. Bring clothes to donate to local charity, Mary's Center. http://www.maryscenter.org/ There will be colletion bins for gently used items (ironically, they do not accept underwear). Please consider bringing warm items for the cold months ahead.
What Time Do I Need to Be There?
General Admission Back Up Dancers & Kids: Check-in is at 6:30pm
VIP Participants: Check-in is at 4:30pm
What Time Will I Be Done?
All Participants: End time is at 10:00 pm
What Does the Registration Fee Get Me?
The registration fee for General Admission and Kids covers:
The registration fee for VIPs covers all that, plus more food options and a "Hollywood Close-up" in the music video!
What is the Costume?
The costume is white briefs and a white tee shirt.
Where do I get the Costume?
Pick up your costume at Stroga when you check in at Stroga on Saturday, November 16th.
Can I Modify the Costume?
Yes, you can modify the costume in any way that makes you feel good as long as the white briefs and the white tee shirt are predominently displayed.
Can I Wear Boxer Briefs Instead?
Plain, white boxer briefs are permitted. However, you must supply them.
Can I Wear Something Underneath the Costume?
Yes, you can wear clothes underneath the briefs and the tee shirt.
Will There Be a Place to Change?
Yes, there will be designated dressing areas.
Will There Be a Place to Keep My Things?
Yes, there will be cubbies at Stroga for your use. We can't be responsible for valuables, but there will be someone watching the cubby area at all times.
Can You Show Me Examples of What I Can and Cannot Wear?
We thought you would never ask! Answers to these and other questions in the video below!
Will People See Me in My Underwear on the Interwebs?
Yes. But keep in mind a couple of things. 1.) You can modify the costume in any way that makes you feel good (see above), and 2.) Artistically, this video is not going to be sexual. It is about self-acceptance, love, and fun.
What's the Record Now?
The record for the most back-up dancers currently stands at 547 people.
I Don't Dance. Will I Still Be Able to Participate?
Yes! The dance is being choreographed so that everyone feels great doing it! Dance teachers will give you all the information you need to ROCK the dance.
The 8 simple moves in the video below make up most of the dance!
Can I Hear the Song?
Sure! Download it for free here: https://wheelie.bandcamp.com/track/the-underwear-song_
How Much Face-Time Will I Get in the Video?
Everyone will get a little facetime. VIPS will get a "Hollywood Close-Up."
Are There Age Restrictions?
No. We welcome children, seniors and everyone in between. If the participant is a minor, they will need a parental release. Without legal guardian release, they will not be allowed to participate.
Is My Ticket Refundable/Transferable?
Your ticket is not refundable but it is transferable.
I Want to Partner or Sponsor This Event! How Do I Do That?
We would love you as a partner. Contact info@KendraRubinfeldpr.com for details.
Is There an Official Hashtag for This?
Yes! Thanks for asking! #BreakTheRecordWheelie
Do You Need Volunteers?
Yes! Event staff, medics, security! Please contact RSVP@KendraRubinfeldpr.com. Thank you!
Have other questions?
Email us at info@KendraRubinfeldpr.com.
The first thing you should know about Wheelie is that they love you. Times are hard, days are long and the news is often bleak. It can be particularly hard in the button-down culture of Wheelie’s hometown, Washington, DC. Wheelie knows this and they are here to give you relief. The second thing you should know is that Wheelie is fun. Wheelie has a sound that incorporates such far ranging influences as Brian Wilson, Wilco and even African percussionist Mamady Keta. While their music fits right alongside bands like the Flaming Lips, Arcade Fire and Vampire Weekend, Wheelie’s whole-hearted hedonistic approach ultimately sets them apart from their contemporaries.
Have a listen.
Wheelie is the creation of Cleveland native, Michael Jantz Moon and seventh generation Washingtonian, Eduardo Santana. Together, they spent over two and a half years creating the sound, the aesthetic, and the stage show before they played their first gig. This project is the culmination of years of their dedication.