Bring On The Sequester: FAA Investigating “Harlem Shake” Video Filmed In Flight


According to CNN, a group of ultimate frisbee players on their way to a tournament in San Francisco got permission from the flight crew on a Frontier Airlines to organize a “Harlem Shake” dance video with other passengers. Apparently everyone was on board with it, and they posted the result online:

Now the killjoys at the FAA are investigating:

The FAA said it was “looking into” the video, bristling at the term “investigation.” The agency said it is trying to determine whether the seat belt sign was on and the circumstances of the videotaping.

Frontier Airlines said it could not comment because of the FAA investigation, but said “all safety measures were followed and the seat belt sign was off.”

Clearly, the sequester spending reductions can’t get here soon enough. Perhaps, with smaller budgets, the federal government will push this sort of thing a bit lower on their priority list.

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  • Thresherman

    Proof positive that there is no waste in government and that the sequester can only reduce effectiveness.

  • Game

    I think this is just a consperacy to promote the stupid Harlem Shake as the new fad in America. I don’t buy it.

  • The Fighting Czech

    Its obvious that airfares are still too cheap…..

  • JJ

    We should ground all future flights until this has been fully “Investigated” and it is safe for our children to fly. Perhaps we need more investments in our flight infastructure.

  • DWHoover

    Further proof that if we do the Harlem Shake on airplanes, the terrorists have won.

  • awfulorv

    During the last few years I’ve noticed an increase in weird, foolish, behavior by our yutes. First There was break dancing, then rings through damn near everything, Duck lips, planking, and whatever. It has continued with the tattooing craze, and now this, which seems a gross imposition on customers who are not into this sort of crap. This is the sort of thing you might be expected to endure while incarcerated in a drunk tank, not on a public conveyance, which you’ve spent a good deal of money to ride on. If our youth spent as much energy on improving their speaking, reading, comprehension, and communication skills, rather than diminishing same, we’d all be better off.

    • The Fighting Czech

      Yutes are too lazy. and getting stupid is a way to combat boardom.. they have nothing better to do. Most parents are richer, then every before in history because they both work. To justify never being home to raise the kids, they give their Brats EVERYTHING they could want. clothes, cars, toys, money….It wasnt that long ago that other then the bare necessities, Most parents didnt have the money to spoil their youngsters. If the kid wanted a new Bike, he had to work for it. If he wanted a new ball glove, he did odd and end jobs to get the money to buy it. If he wanted a Car. he worked for a farmer, the hardware store, or any other place that would give him a job and then he would save up enough money to buy his car….He worked hard for his possessions and made them last.. This of course explains why this country has gone from a Honest, Hard working work ethic, to a lazy bunch of slugs, whining about anyone else having a nickel more then they do….

  • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

    Because nothing screams to the importance of liberty as your right to get in a riotous state and dance the Harlem Shake on a flying airplane.