Call it promotional genius or a meme that just won't die: "Gangnam Style," the most-watched video in the history of YouTube, gets the Chicago treatment—courtesy of...Amtrak.
In the video, Choreographer Markus Shields stars as an Amtrak train conductor leading a group of Michigan State University students and alumni through familiar downtown Chicago attractions.
The limber-limbed dancer nails Psy's original horsey move while adding some flavor of his own as he dances through Millennium Park, Union Station, Oak Street Beach, Shedd Aquarium and in fromt of Sue the T-Rex at the Field Museum (Shields also hones the K-Pop singer's mout agape longing look to perfection).
On Wednesday, the national rail service shared "Chicago Style" on its Facebook page, with the original video stating the clip was sponsored by the Michigan Department of Transportation Office of Rail (a link below the original video offers a discount code for trips to Chicago from Michigan).
Fox Chicago, meanwhile, reported the parody was released by Union Station and Amtrak for promotional purposes.
According to his bio, Shields trained in Grand Rapids, Mich. and was a Season 4 favorite on “So You Think You Can Dance?”Shields has also trained in Chicago with the Windy City-based group Hip Hop ConnxXon.
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