We’ve broken a world record! On Saturday, we were part of the world’s longest line dance, the Hokey Pokey, across the Walkway Over the Hudson bridge in Poughkeepsie and Highland, NY. This bridge, by the way, is the world’s longest elevated pedestrian bridge!
There were 2,569 people stretched across the pedestrian bridge for a 9:30am kick-off.
Our “Go BIG” Hokey Pokey team consisted of the four of us, and two other families. I’m so grateful they came out to participate with us, but I think everyone was pretty stoked to be a part of a new world record.
The rules mandated that we all dance for five minutes. FYI, five minutes is a long time to do the Hokey Pokey. We’ve spliced this video so you can see the enthusiastic beginning, when we worked out the kinks (which is my right foot?) and the end, when The Boy was particularly exuberant at the accomplishment.
The overcast weather held for us. It only started raining as we were leaving for a celebratory pancake breakfast. After a half-hour of tabulation, a representative from the Guinness World Records organization authenticated the feat. We had beaten the former record, which was set in June 2008, by more than 200 people!
And now I can tell my grandkids that I broke a world record. I can see why some people become addicted to finding records to break. I’m kinda itchy to do this again!