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So by this point, I'm starting to feel pretty good about my Festivids vids. I was happy with my assignment and I'd done three treats! But there I was, on New Year's Eve 2011 thinking to myself "There's still time for more vids". So I go back to the Dear Festividder letters and look over the sources. I'm not sure precisely how it happened, all I know is that I read Ghostbusters and then I went to my music library and was browsing through stuff and it was right there staring me in the face.

After some slight song editing (removing the naming of the band because I wanted to maintain the chronology and at that point there were only 3 busters) I dove right in. Thankfully, sdwolfpup shared my feelings about Ghostbusters 2 (in that 'not really invested, haven't seen it in decades' way) so I was able to just go ahead and have fun with the first movie I remember seeing at the cinema way back when.

Ballroom Blitz by AbsoluteDestiny

Footage: Ghostbusters (1984)
Audio: The Ballroom Blitz by The Sweet
Duration: 00:02:54

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Lyrics:

Alright, fellas, let's go!

Oh it's been getting so hard
Livin' with the things you do to me, aha
Oh my dreams are getting so strange
I'd like to tell you everything I see
Oh, I see a man at the back
As a matter of fact his eyes are red as the sun
And a girl in the corner let no one ignore her
'Cause she thinks she's the passionate one

Oh, yeah, it was like lightning, everybody was frightening
And the music was soothing, and they all started grooving

Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah

And the man at the back said
Everyone attack and it turned into a ballroom blitz
And the girl in the corner said
Boy, I wanna warn ya, it'll turn into a ballroom blitz
Ballroom blitz
Ballroom blitz

I'm reaching out for something
Touching nothing's all I ever do
Oh, I softly call you over
When you appear there's nothing left of you, aha
Now the man in the back
Is ready to crack as he raises his hands to the sky
And the girl in the corner is ev'ryone's mourner
She could kill you with a wink of her eye

Oh yeah, it was electric, so frightfully hectic
And the band started leaving, 'cause they all stopped breathing

Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah

And the man at the back said
Everyone attack and it turned into a ballroom blitz
And the girl in the corner said
Boy, I wanna warn ya, it'll turn into a ballroom blitz
Ballroom blitz

It's it's a ballroom blitz, it's it's a ballroom blitz
It's it's a ballroom blitz,
Yeah, it's a ballroom blitz

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solaristist
Feb. 15th, 2012 02:56 pm (UTC)

Good choice of song! Apart from taking me back to my school disco of 1973 (!), the pace of the song matches well with the fight scenes. Some of the lyric/scene matches are fun, e.g. the "yeah"s, "eyes as red as the sun", and "electric" come to mind, although the first mention of "ballroom blitz" with the fight in the ballroom was the linchpin of the vid for me. Well paced fun and mayhem!
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