And now for something completely different, here is an ensemble of university students performing an original arrangement of Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face” while wearing drag. Yes, this is an entire handbell ensemble of men in dresses. Once you get past the men in dresses part, this groups rocks Gaga through the use of inventive combinations of techniques and sheer entertainment. While I would not encourage a group to try this on Sunday morning, this proves that anything is possible on bells.
I don’t know much else about The Bell Raisers, but they do have several other videos of crazy performances scattered throughout YouTube that are fun to run across accidentally. I’m also a big fan of the butt marts that happen towards the end, so anyone who rings next to me in the future be warned.
For those of you who aren’t one of Gaga’s monsters, here is the original music video.
(Note: while the audio is fine, I wouldn’t recommend watching this video at work)