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Despite heavy rain, Cebu dancing inmates go 'Gangnam Style'


Amid a downpour, the world-famous Cebu dancing inmates on Saturday drew cheers as they danced to the monster worldwide hit "Gangnam Style." The rain did not appear to affect the enthusiasm of the inmates, whose latest feat was posted on YouTube Saturday night. "Despite the heavy rain (September 29), at least a thousand inmates of the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center entertained guests with their ecstatic adoption of the Guinness World Record holder for the 'Most Liked in YouTube,'" read the description on the video, which lasted nearly four minutes. Most of the inmates in the video wore their standard orange suits, but some at the center of the dance wore black shirts. The lead dancer was in black. A separate report on Bombo Radyo said more than 1,000 people witnessed and cheered the inmates, who also danced to other hits like "We Are the Champion," "Do the Hustle," "Jump," "Fire," "Ben," "Billy Jean" and "This Is It" before making "Gangnam Style" their finale. The Bombo Radyo report also said foreigners such as Rudy Freemont went to watch the inmates, who he said he first saw on YouTube. Saturday's dance highlighted the comeback of the inmates after Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia suspended the dances due to a near-riot at the rehabilitation center last February. Last Tuesday (Manila time), "Gangnam Style" overtook "Call Me Maybe" as the most watched video on YouTube. The hit single by Korean superstar PSY had been perceived by many as poking fun at the lavish lifestyle in South Korea's Gangnamn district. It has also generated several spoofs. — LBG, GMA News
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