Soldiers Dance To The Beat Of A Different Drum

Everyone was sharing this clip last week.

Several IDF soldiers were break-dancing at the Central Bus Station while waiting for their buses. They took turns jumping into the circle and showing off their considerable dance skills to an enthusiastic crowd.

It was spontaneous. It was cool. And it was the IDF and Israelis love their chayalim, so the clip went viral.
But watching the clip, I couldn’t help thinking it was kind of grainy and the dancing wasn’t stellar.
For me, it was all about the drummer. Man, can that guy ever percuss (is that even a word?). The dancers were okay, and they’re our guys, but with nothing but overturned buckets and some sticks, that drummer totally rocked the scene.

About Varda Epstein

A third-generation-born Pittsburgher on her mother’s mother’s side, Varda moved to Israel 34 years ago and is a crazy political animal who spams people with right wing political articles on Facebook in between writing about education as the communications writer at Kars for Kids, raising her 12 children, and noshing constantly on fried food

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  • cba

    IIRC, the original YouTube post referred to the amazing drummer, not the dancing. Yes, he was absolutely mind-blowing.

    • Varda Meyers Epstein

      See? I knew I wasn’t crazy.

    • E ben Abuya

      The drummer pulled that dancing out of the soldiers with’s insistent consistent rhythm. Great moment when beating on pails and bits of broken grating can hush a large crowd and focus its attention just on the beat. Too bad it ends before the final “clash” or “ke-thwump.”. I’m sure there was a great roar from the crowd.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Hey, us Jews invented break dancing. 80 years ago, Curly of the Three Stooges was spinning on his ear.

    • Varda Meyers Epstein

      LOL. Good point, Norman.

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