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Grand Rapids

Their answer to being called a "dying city". Pretty cool.

by Anonymousreply 2912/28/2012

Simply amazing. Love these kind of collective efforts, they make me tear up with joy.

by Anonymousreply 105/28/2011


I hated that ridiculous meaningless song when it was first released and it is a pain to hear it now.

That's the song this dying sing city came up with?

What a horrid looking group of people. Does anybody know how to buy clothes that fit in that town?

Is there a stylist there or just barbers.

The hipsters had no irony!


by Anonymousreply 205/28/2011

Ironic song choice.

by Anonymousreply 305/28/2011

Home of President Gerald Ford

by Anonymousreply 405/28/2011

Song is totally wrong and the camera blocking was woefully uncoordinated. %0D %0D I mean, I give them credit for [/italic] TRYING [/italic] and I realize it's [/italic] Michigan, [/italic] but, still.....%0D %0D D-

by Anonymousreply 505/28/2011

What they needed was a really big crowd. What they did reflected the fact that they couldn't get one.%0D

by Anonymousreply 605/28/2011

Grand Rapids is lamer than Kalamazoo and Battle Creek.

by Anonymousreply 712/22/2012

Grand Rapids was just named the country's eighth best-performing city during the economic recovery, so they're doing something right.

by Anonymousreply 812/22/2012

This is a much better dying-in-Michigan group performance, with a massively better song. Really uplifting.

It closed about a month later.

by Anonymousreply 912/22/2012

It's not only a GREAT rapids but a GRAND rapids

by Anonymousreply 1012/22/2012

Wow, that was really incredible! Tribute to the human spirit!

by Anonymousreply 1112/22/2012

Guess they had nothing better to do. A sure sign of a dying city.

by Anonymousreply 1212/22/2012

Grand Rapids is a nice city on the surface, but I could never live or work there. Friendships, promotions, everything is based on religion and ethnicity (if you aren't Dutch Reformed, you're not welcome... the phrase they use is 'if you ain't Dutch, you ain't much). Until they address this nonsense, GR will continue to die.

by Anonymousreply 1312/22/2012

who the fuck dug this ancient shit up? The vid is nearly three years old.

by Anonymousreply 1512/22/2012

They were actually relatively successful before the 2001 recession. It served them right to lose their jobs, though, since they always voted Republican and put up with the fucking DeVos crowd.

by Anonymousreply 1612/22/2012


No, the Gumm Sisters were from Grand Rapids, Minnesota

by Anonymousreply 1712/22/2012

I'd say those were the public employees of the city. Not exactly a grassroots effort.

by Anonymousreply 1812/22/2012

[quote]I'd say those were the public employees of the city.

Then you'd say wrong. The city was involved only to grant permits for filming.

by Anonymousreply 1912/23/2012

[quote] who the fuck dug this ancient shit up? The vid is nearly three years old.

No, the video is about a year and a half old (May 2011). And so is this thread. R7 felt the need to bump the thread just to tell us that "Grand Rapids is lamer than Kalamazoo and Battle Creek." That's the new DataLounge: Threads from a year or two ago get bumped for absolutely no reason.

by Anonymousreply 2012/23/2012

clearly dying along with your high school English skills. Periods go INSIDE quotation marks in American English.


by Anonymousreply 2112/23/2012


Ooh a Datalounge Nazi.

Do it MY way or else. If they didn't want you to bump threads, they'd disable the feature.

by Anonymousreply 2212/23/2012

Right R19, that's why we see police cars and fire trucks rolling down the street, because no public employees were involved in the film. Do you not have a brain?

by Anonymousreply 2312/23/2012

... and how is Newsweek doing?

by Anonymousreply 2412/27/2012

Touché, r24.

by Anonymousreply 2512/27/2012

Grand Rapids is OK, it's the suburb Benton Harbor that is dying fast.

by Anonymousreply 2612/27/2012

Benton Harbor is not a suburb of GR - they're about an hour and a half apart from each other.

by Anonymousreply 2712/27/2012

And Zion is an hour and a half from Chicago and it's a suburb of Chicago. So you're mistaken.

by Anonymousreply 2812/28/2012

send them all Precious Moments figurines

by Anonymousreply 2912/28/2012
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