FORT OGLETHORPE, Georgia (WDEF) – Keep in mind all these lip synch movies that had been all the craze on social media?
LFO Excessive College lecturers and employees figured they may up the sport.
They took a music from their youth and redid it, simply to greet college students returning to class final week.
Bekah Birdsall has the story behind the Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe Backstreet Boys parody video.
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Lakeview Fort. Oglethorpe Highschool’s first day again to high school was this previous Monday.
LFO Instructor and Coach Amanda Campbell wished to make this time particular for the scholars throughout this pandemic.
“Half of our students coming Monday and Tuesday, half coming on Thursday and Friday, some doing digital. I was trying to think how we could reach all of our students and you know, give them something positive to come back to school so I thought of doing a video, and so I asked these guys here to help.”
Each coaches and lecturers on the college wrote the parody to the favored Backstreet Boys music, “I Want It That Way”.
The video was posted to the LFO Excessive Fb web page on Sunday, the day earlier than college began.
“We had a football meeting after school, right before practice and all the guys were laughing, and they were actually impressed that we could halfway sing.” – Bo
“A lot of our students we have right now are at the age where a lot of their parents were alive in and in high school during the backstreet boys era, so the moms hear this and they love it, and when the moms love it, the kids are going like it a lot of the time too.”
Instructor and proprietor of Terminal Fifty 7, Sting Weber says they needed to go all in or nothing on this undertaking.
“I will make sure that we are on point with our costumes and our choreographer because if we’re going to do it, we’re going to do it right and we’re going to do it better than anybody.”
The video has since gotten over 300 thousand views with shares from all around the nation.
“There’s just not a lot to laugh about these days so just being able to have fun and do something out of the box that’s a win all the way around and put a smile on someone’s face.”
Amanda says whereas this video is humorous and has a catchy tune, their message was severe, however wished to let college students comprehend it was going to be okay.
“We are wearing masks, they do have to get their temperature checked to come to school. We are practicing and enforcing social distancting so we kind of wanted to get the message acrossed that it’s going to be different, but we’re still so excited to be back.”
The employees says they look ahead to making extra movies similar to this.
Reporting in Fort. Oglethrope, Bekah Birdsall, Information 12 Now.