OSU's Marching Band recreates Fortnite's floss dance emote

Kids these days. Flossing at half-time.

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The Ohio State University Marching Band is known for some creative routines. Their half-time shows are gaining notoriety as they execute some amazing formations to recreate a bunch of cool visual nods to popular culture. This weekend, the band set their sights on the ridiculously popular Fortnite Battle Royale and one of its most iconic emotes, the floss dance. Please take a look.

This choreography is even more impressive when sped up in animated gif format, as Joel Tyler discovered this weekend.

In case you are not hip to the emotes, here's what flossing looks like in Fortnite.

OSU went on to defeat Minnesota in the game, and the band will surely try to take some credit with their awesome recreation of a beloved emote from Fortnite. Some folks have wondered if Fortnite mania is on the way out with the release of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, but it seems like there is room for both games in the battle royale genre. Not so sure we can the say the same for PUBG, which faces its own headwinds.

Asif Khan is the CEO and majority shareholder of Shacknews. He began his career in video game journalism as a freelancer in 2001 for Tendobox.com. Asif is a CPA and was formerly an investment adviser representative. After much success in his own personal investments, he retired from his day job in financial services and is currently focused on new private investments. His favorite PC game of all time is Duke Nukem 3D, and he is an unapologetic fan of most things Nintendo. Asif first frequented the Shack when it was sCary's Shugashack to find all things Quake. When he is not immersed in investments or gaming he is a purveyor of fine electronic music. Asif also has an irrational love of Cleveland sports.

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    October 15, 2018 10:15 AM

    Asif Khan posted a new article, OSU's Marching Band recreates Fortnite's floss dance emote

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      October 15, 2018 10:30 AM

      ugh. It's not a fortnite dance. That weird backpack kid first did it on SNL with katy perry

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        October 15, 2018 10:33 AM

        Tell that to a teenager

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        October 15, 2018 10:34 AM

        And it was a Destiny 2 emote before it was a Fortnite emote.

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        October 15, 2018 10:43 AM

        I am sure they would have done this without Fortnite making it an emote...

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          October 15, 2018 11:39 AM

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          October 15, 2018 12:14 PM

          i just think it's bad journalism. One of the dancers who fortnite modeled their shuffling dance from got torn up on social media from everyone saying she stole the dance from fortnite.... which in reality it they modeled the fucking dance after her. I realize it's probably for SEO purposes which is cool.

          half the video game related shit i google these ends ends up on a shacknews article :)

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            October 15, 2018 12:29 PM

            Bad journalism? K.

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            October 15, 2018 12:31 PM

            The article never says Fortnite invented the dance. It says the band had a formation based on Fortnite and one of its most popular emotes.

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              October 15, 2018 12:45 PM

              It heavily implies it with the use of “‘s” in the headline.

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        October 15, 2018 11:01 AM

        Watch this instead:

        https://youtu.be/ngjcAvg6TYg

        I think that program is the best of its kind anywhere. They learn shows like this in a ridiculously short amount of time.

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          October 15, 2018 11:26 AM

          "Let's start out with some of the arcade oldies from Nintendo, like Space Invaders!"

          *closes video instantly* You fucked up from the start.

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            October 15, 2018 1:01 PM

            This was my point - it doesn't matter if the band director or whoever gets the details right, it's still damned impressive.

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      October 15, 2018 10:38 AM

      Fortnite does not own flossing, this article cultural appropriation,

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      October 15, 2018 11:08 AM

      How do I wake up?