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The Hawkeye-Pokey

Here’s a nice bright spot for all of you this morning. The University of Iowa Hawkeye fans succeeded in breaking the Guinness world record for the largest organized Hokey-Pokey dance. How cool is that?

The record-breaking event happened September 3rd at the Iowa River Landing as part of Fryfest, an annual festival named after the former football coach Hayden Fry. 7,384 Hawkeye fans gathered to break the record, which was previously recorded at around 4,431 in 2003.

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81-year old Fry did not participate in the dance but did address the crowd to announce they were now members of the Hokey Pokey team. The crowd danced for about five minutes as part of the second-annual FRY Fest, which preceded the start of the Hawkeye football season this past Friday.

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Former Iowa Football Coach Hayden Fry watches as his wife Shirley (from left), Coralville Mayor Jim Fausset, and radio personality Ed Podolak participate in an attempt to set a world record for the most people doing the “Hokey Pokey” Friday, Sept. 3rd, 2010 during Fry Fest at the Iowa River Landing district in Coralville.

I’ve always said, a little song and dance will brighten up any day. 🙂


2 responses

  1. Carol Ann Hoel

    La la la. You put your right foot in and you shake it all about… You do the Hokey Pokey and you turn yourself around… That’s what it’s all about. La la la. Ha! I probably have that all wrong. It’s been too many years! Great post! Yes! It brightened this rainy day. We are getting the remnants of Tropical Storm Hermine here in Texas.

    September 8, 2010 at 9:31 am

    • Bonnie

      Oh, I think you did it exactly right!! Funny, I replied back to this comment the same day, but as I am perusing back I notice it’s not there! It’s been many years for me too – we used to have it played every Friday and Saturday night at the skating rink! So many laughs…

      September 14, 2010 at 11:32 pm

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