Sunday, May 2, 2010

You think Gaga is wild? U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan post hilarious Telephone remake on YouTube
By Mail Foreign Service

Gaga for soldiers: One of the stars of the video in his own take on fashion

A group of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan have posted a video of themselves recreating Lady Gaga's Telephone video on YouTube.

The hilarious footage is performed mainly by two soldiers who take on the roles of Lady Gaga and Beyoncé as they perform an energetic and intricate dance routine.

The pair alternate between wearing their standard camouflage uniforms and Gaga-inspired outfits for group scenes which also star fellow soldiers.

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Lady Gaga wore crime scene tape in the video for her single Telephone
In one shot, the man who is playing Lady Gaga is wrapped in yellow belts with net over his face as he attempts to recreate the singer's unique sense of style.
After posting the video on YouTube, user malimelcher wrote: ' This is a couple guys located in afghanistan, that re-made the music video by Lady Gaga....Telephone.

'Prepare yourself for a fantastical journey. Right now this is the temporary version, we have more scenes to cut, and edit, however with guys always on mission it is harder to film than you think.'

The Smoking Gun revealed that the video was filmed by soldiers of the 82nd Airborne Division, apparently inside a garage at the Forward Operating Base in Farah province.

The genius behind it was married 24-year-old Aaron Melcher - also the most enthusiastic of the dancers, who posed happily in yellow crime scene tape.

Dancing kings: The soldiers performed a coordinated - mostly - number for Beyoncé's part in the song

Top marks: This soldier receives the applause of the MailOnline for his moves

He and Justin Baker, a fellow enlistee, were the main stars of the video.
The video has already had 155,355 views, and has been described as 'the best Gaga tribute ever' by one fan.

Another wrote: 'Nice to see that beside the danger and stress there is also time for fun ;) Keep up the good work!'

The Telephone remake follows the YouTube hit of British soldiers in Iraq in 2005, when they recorded their own version of Peter Kay's charity performance of Tony Christie's The Way to Amarillo.

YouTube has become a popular place for soldiers to share their experiences and find some light relief during their time in war zones.

See the soldier's video - and Gaga's original - here


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