Grand Rapids strikes back
Many of you have probably seen this Grand Rapids video
, but, if you haven’t, watch it. The video is the city of Grand Rapids’ official response to a Newsweek article calling Grand Rapids a “dying city.” Roger Ebert is praising
it as “the greatest music video ever made.” At first, I was dismissive. But after watching it for a few minutes, something hit me. Hint: There’s no splicing. Another thing hit me: Every person who participated in the video will probably get to brag for the rest of their lives that they were once part of something very special in Grand Rapids, a city that just proved it’s most definitely not dying.