Mayor Pete Buttigieg passed on the idea of doing the viral “High Hopes” dance popularized by his supporters.
“The less people that see me dance the better,” Buttigieg told a TMZ cameraman on Thursday morning. “I just don’t have that coordination.”
Supporters across the country are sharing videos of the special dance featuring Buttigieg’s campaign walk-on song High Hopes by Panic! at the Disco.
But Buttigieg said he was aware of the viral dance fever sweeping the nation.
“Yeah, you know I think joy is a really important part of this campaign and letting it all out, that’s a big part of that,” he said.
The dance was popularized on social media after video surfaced of one volunteer teaching the proper moves to supporters young and old.
I taught everybody at the Nevada Day Parade the High Hopes dance. Study up, we’ll be doing it a lot!#PeteForAmerica #Pete2020 #WinTheEra #HighHopes #panicatthedisco @PanicAtTheDisco #WinTheEra #PeteButtigieg #BarnstormersForPete @PeteBarnstormer pic.twitter.com/bvDKpOn8x3
— Conor McQuivey (@conor_mcconor) October 29, 2019
On Sunday, a campaign staffer posted a video of the entire volunteer force doing the dance.
— Liz McLeod (@LizMcLeod) November 17, 2019
In September, supporters were filmed in Iowa doing the dance with giant blow-up posterboards of Buttigieg’s head.
— Meg Hovious (@mrhovious) September 21, 2019