Monday, 21 December 2009
One of the earliest examples of the discofinger has been spotted in Xi'an, Shaanxi province, China, at the home of the Terracotta Army. It is believed that the Terracotta Army, which contains more than 8,000 statues, was a form of funerary art, the purpose of which was to be able to rule another empire in the afterlife. The figures were buried with the First Emperor of Qin in 210-209 BC.
The significance of the discovery of a discofinger from this time cannot be understated. Its existence strongly suggests that the Qin Dynasty was no stranger to the discofinger, and indeed, it may have been a part of traditional Chinese dance of the time.
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Monday, 29 June 2009
"This move is quite popular, but a very frequent one over here is also the rockers' finger - a combination of regular discofinger and the small finger combined (typical Butthead rock move). A very common one - the moving fist in the air, instead of discofinger.
Discofinger and the clap is often used during a beatless break in a song, as it is climbing back to full beat / climax."
Much has we suspected, the discofinger is truly a global phenomenon. Pictures provided by Martin below.
Sunday, 5 April 2009
Perhaps the ultimate validation we have received to date--la Repubblica, the largest newspaper in Italy has done a feature on the discofinger and discofinger.com.
La Repubblica writes (in Italian)"The new mania on YouTube, where there is a channel entirely dedicated to this way of dancing. No matter what music or latitude, in any nightclub or concert of the world there are always those who when excited start moving their finger. A bit like Tony Manero, although the similarities end there. And all videos end up on the web."
And in what we at Discofinger.com consider fighting words, the folks at urlesque.com have called the discofinger "the international symbol of terrible dancers" and say we've "inexplicably culled videos of international demonstrations of the discofinger." Inexplicably? Excuse us?
Eliot Glazer, we at Discofinger.com would like to respectfully challenge you to a dance-off.
Monday, 23 March 2009
With over 100 entries, the contest has given us ample material to keep you, the discofinger viewer, entertained. One of our favorites is below (click on the link to see it in action) and we will continue to post more over the coming days/weeks/months/eternity.
Check out the contest winner: The Disco of Solitude
Wednesday, 4 March 2009
Tuesday, 3 March 2009
Monday, 2 March 2009
This time, it's at Gold Rush in Berlin to one of our favorite songs. We at discofinger find that Intergalactic Gary makes easy work of it, because the crowd can't help but discofinger. That's why we go to so many of his gigs. Seriously.