While browsing through youtube one day I happened to stumble upon a video with a crapload of Chinese characters and a huge viewer count. Just like any other curious dude with an interest in any asian culture, I clicked to the link to see what the fuss was about, and I was treated to this:
After watching this the first time my initial reaction was amazement and awe. Wotas synced up and following the same wotagei moves along with a song have always impressed me, and I envy any man that has the balls and the swag to do this in the public as I doubt I could ever muster the courage to dance like that in front of a crowd without being paranoid that I am making an ass out of myself.
Although after watching the video over and over again (part of it had to do with the catchy song that the wotas were dancing to) I started to think to myself if it was ok that I thought this sorta thing was cool to do. To an outsider of the Idol culture, these guys would be labeled as creeps and borderline psychotic for making fools of themselves as they are pretty much doing what some might think of as a “Tribal dance” to their gods (aka the girls performing on stage) in front of these mass amounts of people whom seem to not even take notice of these crazy wotas.
I could imagine how this scenario would play out if this exact thing happened with a crowd filled with a bunch of westerners watching these wotas burn up the dance floor with their passionate wotagei moves without a care in the world. I would bet most of them would file the dancing under “lol Japan” and call it a day. Dae came up with the conclusion that these sorta things are cool within the culture of whatever you are into and I think I’m going to stick with that. I bet a lot of people think taking 10 shots of whiskey and using a Jagerbomb as a chaser would be a cool feat and one to envy and root for, but alas you wouldn’t find me anywhere near that.
So I suppose I will just be part of the crowd that envy these men and chant-a-long “MEGU MEGU FIYAH MOTTO MOTTO” to my hearts content. ((BTW if anyone is up for doing the move on 2:09 let me know))
P.S You guys probably would relate more to this video~