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Dinobrite to perform 'Friday'

Students to perform YouTube sensation

At 12:30 this afternoon, passers-by on the Russell House patio will have the unique pleasure of hearing the monotonous lyrics of 13-year-old Rebecca Black's tragically viral video "Friday" belted out by potentially hundreds of USC students.

Daniel Tosh, host of Comedy Central's "Tosh.0," is hosting a "College Campus
Invasion" competition, where students across the country are invited to upload a video to try and convince the comedian to bring his talents to their campus.

Part of an elaborate video being served up for Tosh's intimate consideration will include the crowd shots being filmed this afternoon, which include the "Friday" sing-a-long, as well as chants of "Tosh," "Cocks" and more.

Joey Thompson, a fourth-year media arts student and co-creator of the event, encourages every student to come out and help take part.

"This event is only as big as the students make it, and I think we have a really great premise for the video," Thompson said.

Thompson and his collaborators at Dinobrite Productions are no stranger to Tosh's playground — two of their videos, "Demarcus and Chang" and "Carrot Bluetooth," have appeared on the show as the fan-submitted video of the week.

The event's Facebook page currently has over 350 people attending, but Thompson encourages anyone interested in singing along to come out and join.

As Rebecca Black might say, it's sure to be, "Fun, fun, fun, fun."

The Daily Gamecock will be on the scene and will feature a full write-up of the event in Monday's edition.


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