VIDEO: Epic remake of Taylor Swift's Shake It Off stars 50 elderly folks from retirement home
Just recently, some residents, staff and family members of a retirement home recreated a Taylor Swift music video, and besides being absolutely delightful, the quality is downright outstanding. Taylor Swift may be the one who first said "Shake It Off," but somehow, when 50 elderly folks with an average age of 82 tell you the same thing, it just seems a lot more profound.
"Shake It Off!" So say the residents, family members and staff from Julia Wallace Retirement Village in Palmerston North, New Zealand. Recreating Taylor Swift's 2014 video, the senior citizen version even has some original scenes not in the pop star's version. With an average age of 82, and a combined age of over 4000 years, the elderly performers in the remake are all superstars, without a doubt. What's so great about the video, besides the pure joy you get from watching it, is how much fun everyone looks to be having. "Just because we’re in a retirement village doesn’t mean we can’t have fun," said 72-year-old Margaret Gregory, who stars as Taylor Swift in the video. "We still have life and energy, and sometimes I feel I do more now than when I was younger, because I have more time."
So if you're ever in need of something to make you feel better, just take a few minutes and watch Margaret and gang dance around to "Shake It Off." Because by the end of the video, that's exactly what you'll be doing.