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These 80-Year-Olds Recreated Taylor Swift's 'Shake It Off' Music Video With Hilarious Results

Members of a retirement village in New Zealand band together to create an exact replica of T-Swift's popular music video.

What do you when you're bored at a retirement village in New Zealand? Apparently you band together and re-create Taylor Swift's hit music video, Shake It Off—frame by frame. Don't believe it? See for yourselves.

Clearly these people don't let their age get in the way of having a good time. The average age of the people involved in the video production 82 years old! Working together, it took them just a week to complete the project and it seems like they had a blast doing it.

Though having fun was a part it, the whole thing also required a lot of commitment. One resident, for instance, took it upon herself to create all the fun costumes inspired by T-Swift herself—and it's safe to say she totally killed it.


"Our residents do exercise classes and love music," the retirement home's spokesperson told Buzzfeed. "They did a flash mob at a mall about a year ago and then they did a nude calendar for charity–they love doing different things. They liked the song because it could involve the staff and grandkids as well. When they first saw the video they were a bit nervous but they soon got into it."

The group even created a video showcasing their entire production process that proves they really went the whole nine yards. From green screens to choreography lessons, the crew was determined to give T-Swift a run for her money.

Now if only we could reserve a spot at their retirement facility once we retire, life would be complete.


Faith Brar

Faith is an Editorial/Social Media Assistant at Meredith Corporation from Boston. Her work has appeared in Shape, Fitness, Better Homes and Gardens, More and others. When not writing, Faith can be seen pounding a bag of Jalapeno chips, online shopping, out on a run or binge watching murder mysteries on Netflix with her main squeeze.

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