Have no clue who Sam Horowitz is? I didn't either. I kept seeing people posting his bar mitzvah dance on Twitter and Facebook, and I kept ignoring them. I mean, really, how awesome can a bar mitzvah dance be? Turns out -- pretty damn awesome.
It's insane. It makes you want to dance. It's over-the-top, and all sorts of crazy to think this is happening at a religious celebration. There are burlesque-style show girls and a glittery object that descends from the sky, appearing to carry Sam, a 13-year-old from Dallas, down to the stage. And ultimately, there's Sam, bogeying to Jennifer Lopez's "Dance Again" like he's been doing a Vegas act for years. You have to see it to believe it.
Wow, right? It all went down last November, and it's hard to believe it took this long to hit the internet. But hit it, it has. People are mad for Sam ... or mad at his parents for letting this happen -- opinions are split.
As I watched the first minute or so, I was all sorts of indignant about parents going overboard on these sorts of celebrations. Did you see his name in those huge neon lights? These elaborate events for religious ceremonies, Sweet 16 parties, Quinceaneras, and the like, are so outlandish that it's going to be tough for these children's weddings to compete. It's overindulgent, excessive, and we may be creating little narcissists ... but then I saw Sam, and all my indignation went right out the window.
How can you not love this kid shaking his hips with abandon, like he's the happiest kid in the world. If you had the means to give your kid an opportunity to shine like that, wouldn't you? Mazel, Sam.
What do you think of this dance?
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