St. Louis Comedy 2014: Reviewed By Local Comedians

Kelsey McClure
A scene from St. Louis' only late-night show, STL Up Late.

Rather than write a long-winded love story about comedy in St. Louis, RFT Music decided to reach out to the scene's key players for their side of the 2014 comedy story. We asked them to submit a meme, GIF or two-sentence summary of their 2014 comedy experience. A few went straight to photoshop while others went the route of shameless self-promotion. All in all, the collection is just about as true as it gets -- without jokes, we'd only have ourselves to laugh at.

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Enjoy These GIFs from the St. Louis Zombies' Attempt at the "Thriller" Dance World Record

Categories: GIFS, Last Night

Allison Babka
Forget brains; these zombies just want to dance.
Zombies have taken over the world! The world record for having the most flesh-eaters dance to Michael Jackson's "Thriller," that is.

On Saturday, 32 St. Louis zombies performed at Lemp Mansion as part of "Thrill the World," a global effort to set or break world records for the largest simultaneous "Thriller" dance.

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The Best and Worst Football Celebration Dances, in GIF Form

Categories: Funny Events, GIFS

The Ray Lewis Dance
By Jaime-Paul Falcon

Not sure if anyone told you, but football is back! Did you know that, sometimes, when the players score, they do dances in the "end zone"? It's true. We can probably expect to see some twerking before long, in fact, but in the meantime here's a rundown of the best and worst moves we've seen, as GIFs. First, the worst.

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LouFest's 9 Best Dance Moves in GIFs

Categories: GIFS, LouFest
If you can't dance but find yourself at a music festival, there's no need to get frustrated like the guy above. Why? Because there are a thousands more people just like you: They're here to dance, free of judgment, with beer tents around every corner and funky jams filling the air.

Here are some of the best dance moves we spotted at LouFest this year.

See Also: Our Complete LouFest 2013 Coverage

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James Brown Would Have Been 80 Years Old Today, the Man Could Dance (GIFs)

Categories: Fiesta!, GIFS

James Brown would have been 80 years old today, but who cares? What's worth remembering is not how many hits he had, how many millions he made and lost, or how many times he voted for Richard Nixon. No, when we talk about James Brown, we're talking about indisputably the single most important musician of the twentieth century: The man who forever separated popular music from melody. Motherfucker also mashed potatoes, camel-walked, Detroit-pimped and a danced a thousand other dances -- we don't have time to count those either, but here are some of our favorites.

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The Hottest Dancing Girls at Coachella, as GIFs

Categories: Coachella, GIFS

The following is a report from Coachella Music Festival, from our sister paper, the LA Weekly.
We've spent a lot of time this Coachella talking about the magnificent bros in attendance, but how about the fair and talented ladies? Per usual, they were everywhere, doing their thing like it wasn't a chicken wing, or something. In any case, here are the hottest dancing girls this year -- in GIF form.

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- Ten GIFs of Ultra Ravers Shaking Their Shit
- The 13 Most Hardcore Ravers at Ultra, in GIF Form
- Top Ten Awkward Electric Daisy Carnival Dance Move GIFs

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Ten GIFs of Ultra Ravers Shaking Their Shit

All photos by Jacob Katel
Welcome to Twerklandia.
Getcha, getcha, getcha, getcha, getcha freak on!

We all know that there are lots of ways to become immortalized at a massive outdoor music gathering like Ultra Music Festival. 

Say, humping a tree. Or dancing naked while getting arrested.

But yo' momma would probably prefer if you lived forever among these top ten twerking, Harlem Shake-ing ravers at Ultra 2013 in animated GIF form! 

See Also:
-The 13 Most Hardcore Ravers at Ultra, in GIF Form
-Ultra 2013: Bras as Shirts and Other Top Fashion Trends

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The 13 Most Hardcore Ravers at Ultra, in GIF Form

Photo by Jacob Katel
Welcome to Ravetopia.

Society got the best of ya? Go to Ultra Music Festival and leave the normal world behind.

Here, you can feel free to get half naked, customize your brain and put some neon in your life.

See Also:
-Top Ten Awkward Electric Daisy Carnival Dance Move GIFs

-The 15 Most Insane Dancers and (Flaming, Moving) Sculptures at Burning Man: GIFs

Deep inside the endless well of bass, you just might find yourself. Here are thirteen hardcore ravers who will teach you the ways of Ravetopia, in animated GIF.

13. The Bikini Bus
Dancing to: Hardwell
Shaking one's ass is not going to make the bus come any faster, but it sure does make the wait more fun!

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Six Ridiculous Holy Ship!! Dance Move GIFs

Categories: EDM, GIFS

Katie Bain
The EDM cruise Holy Ship!! journeyed from Fort Lauderdale to the Bahamas this past weekend, and we're still recovering. Here's our complete coverage.

A highlight was an afternoon spent on a pristine private island in the Bahamas for an afternoon of sun, surf, cocktails and the kind of dancing not seen since MTV Spring Break. To sets by Destructo, Brodinski, Diplo and Justice, here are a few of the memorable dances witnessed on the beach, in GIF form.

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The 14 Best Music-Related GIFs We Discovered in 2012

Categories: Fiesta!, GIFS

Bono jumps gif
Editor's Note: The end of 2012 is upon us (also the end of the world, if you believe in that sort of thing), so we thought we'd put a cap on things by sharing some of our personal favorite shows, albums, events and general shenanigans. Join us as we indulge in some navel-gazing!

Once upon a time, I designed websites for the advertising arm of a daily newspaper empire. And what did I put on those high-cost Geocities clones, right beside the blinky text and pixelated logos? Animated GIFs, mofos. Back in 1999, this was a BIG DEAL in capital letters, and I was so happy to be part of it that I pissed rainbows everyday.

Unfortunately, animated GIFs fell out of fashion in the 2000s, and I moved onto boring stuff like telling people what to do with semicolons. But when the crazy social media people took over during the past few years and began sharing any moving images that featured sparkles and celebrities, the GIF made its triumphant return. And I was like Bono hopping across a stage.

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