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Watch These Amazing Retirees Recreate Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” Video

2016-07-27

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Retirees - Shake It Off

While the popular belief is that Taylor Swift resonates mostly with the pre-Zoomer age bracket, we have come to learn that this is absolutely not true – at least for those residing at the Julia Wallace Retirement Village in New Zealand.

Recently, more than 50 residents of this senior living community, along with staff and grandchildren got together to film an impressively produced and unbelievably hysterical recreation of Swift’s video for her world famous song, “Shake It Off.”

In this version of the clip (which you can watch below), these bubbly seniors engage in Swift-esque dance moves, lip-synching and wardrobe selections, all the while keeping their tongues firmly planted in cheek.

According to the video’s description on YouTube, the average age of those who appear in the video is 82, meaning there is more than 4,000 years worth of living captured in 3:45 of footage.

To add to the magic of this occasion, a behind-the-scenes slideshow of the video shoot has also been shared on YouTube. Here, you get to see residents work with a green screen and test their musical instrument-miming skills. This, of course, is scored by the Dolly Parton classic, “Nine to Five.”

Feel free to shake along at home!

-Adam Grant

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