No one expected a country-western song to take the Internet by storm quite like Blanco Brown’s did. His hit song “The Git Up” has a catchy beat, enchanting dance, and a message of just living life to have fun. It also inspired “The Git Up Challenge”.
But rather than dance in his own home, a young man named Tevin decided to ‘Git Up’ in the middle of a North Carolina Walmart and the results were incredible. According to the video, it was during the store’s “re-grand opening.”
The crowd knew they were in for a treat.
From the first moments of the catchy tune, people knew that there was a show to see. You can just imagine the entire store showing up and surrounding this young man as he takes the first steps of ‘The Git Up’.
With small steps, slides, and quiet stomps, Tevin commands the stage showing off why this song has become one of the hottest sensations on TikTok. But fans of Blanco Brown’s dance know that it’s not just the slides and stomps that make this a fun dance.
The dancer works the crowd and his hips.
The fun begins as Tevin brings the audience in on the performance. He skips and slides his way to interact with members of the growing crowd. He dances up to an older woman and makes her smile and dance.
He even does the hip shaking part of the dance for Walmart employees and you can see their smiles. Just goes to show that “The Git Up” has an undeniable universal appeal.
The showmanship continues on.
If you know the original dance, there’s always a drink involved in the song. Many TikTok dancers use red plastic cups filled with juice, Capri Suns, or other drinks of choice as a prop.
As the lyrics say:
“gone throw down take a sip with it
now lean back put your hips in it”
What better way to bring the audience in than to share his drink?
Tevin offers the audience his drink so his hands can be free when wowing the crowd with his steps.
Tevin can’t be stopped.
Tevin reclaims the cup late into the video and wiggles and steps his way through the performance space. The video could have ended here, but “The Git Up” is more fun with friends.
So he first walks up to one of the Walmart employees and holds out a hand. He offers her a chance to join the fun. But the shy employee turns him down and Tevin respects her choice.
He skips and slides up towards a mother and her child and makes the same offer to them. The mother sees if her child wants to join the fun, since she knows how popular Git Up videos are. But the little boy is also shy and turns it down.
As the song goes out, Tevin leaves the Walmart stage.
All good things must come to an end, just like this song. As the last notes play, Tevin struts off the stage since “The Git Up” is more about having fun dancing than waiting for applause. But a person calls out over the loudspeaker:
“So what about it for Tevin….check it out on YouTube. He’s your YouTube star.”
And with over 46,000 likes and 3 million views, he most certainly is a star.
Check out The Walmart Git Up Challenge in the video below!
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