Watch Lots Of RVA-Famous Folks Dance To Pharrell’s “Happy” In New Viral Video

by | Mar 21, 2014 | COMMUNITY, HIP HOP & RAP, POP & TOP 40, RHYTHM & SOUL, RICHMOND POLITICS

That new Pharrell single, “Happy,” sure is a lot of fun, right? So much fun, apparently, that all of RVA had to get into the act in this new video from local production company JI Live. Featuring everybody from Mayor Dwight C. Jones to legendary muralist Ed Trask, plus the NBC 12 news crew, the VCU Rams mascot, and a whole lot of other people you’ve seen around town, this video captures the upbeat spirit of RVA circa 2014. It’s kinda silly, we admit, but if you can get through this whole video without smiling even once, you just might be dead inside.

And by the way, it’s good to see Virginia’s own Pharrell Williams having this recent career renaissance, isn’t it? We’ve been fans for a really long time, and Pharrell graced our cover way back in RVA issue #2, released in Summer 2010. If you missed that interview the first time around, by all means go back and check it out HERE.

RVA Staff

RVA Staff

Since 2005, the dedicated team at RVA Magazine, known as RVA Staff, has been delivering the cultural news that matters in Richmond, VA. This talented group of professionals is committed to keeping you informed about the events and happenings in the city.




more in community

‘VASK8R’ | Starting Over at the Local Roller Rink

The rules are simple: don't get in anyone’s way and try to look good while doing it. The warehouse off Williamsburg Blvd mimics many of the same buildings near the Richmond International Airport. But on Wednesday night, when many of the local businesses have locked...

Join the Mission: Becoming a Foster Parent in Richmond

Last month was Foster Care Awareness Month, so we reached out to Alexa Reitz, the Program Director of the Richmond Regional Center at UMFS (United Methodist Family Services) to get some insight into how this all works. The conversation shed light on the critical role...

Lewis Ginter’s New Vibe: Kyle Epps’ Artistry in Full Bloom

It’s been long-known that the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is Richmond’s horticultural Eden. You might even know Lewis Ginter was a notoriously generous philanthropist who established the eponymous park and The Jefferson Hotel. But if you go to the park this Summer,...

Wave That Flag! Richmond’s Pride 2024 Events Are Here to Slay

We are a little late on this but Virginia Pride has unveiled the schedule for its annual "Endless Summer of Pride" campaign, a celebration of the Richmond region's LGBTQ community. The campaign kicked off on May 31 with a pride flag-raising ceremony at City Hall,...

Can You Dig It? Richmond’s ‘Game of Shrooms’ is On!

This Saturday, June 8, you’re in for a quirky twist on your morning jaunt around Richmond. Prepare to encounter some wildly creative, fungus-fueled art installations as the 'Game of Shrooms' returns to sprinkle its spores around the globe—and right here in River City....

RVA 5X5: It Was The Dime Bridge Before It Cost A Nickel

The post last week on the history (and future) of the Mayo Bridge was a big hit; so this week we will look at the Boulevard Bridge (aka the Nickel Bridge) after reading an article in the Times-Dispatch that was followed by a photo collage of old photos from the...