FAA shook up over Harlem Shake video
UNDATED (NBC) -- The dance is supposed to be controlled mayhem.
That’s what makes it fun - but the Federal Aviation Administration wasn't laughing.
Just like all Harlem Shakes, the video starts with someone in a mask dancing solo.
The version from Colorado College students stands out because it's done midair on a frontier flight.
The organizer did not want to be interviewed, but says the banana costume and Abraham Lincoln mask were planned one day in advance.
"Those are kids that go to our school, so you kind of feel related to them. (it's) like, 'I know them,' and everyone's watching them and it's really cool,” said McQuella Adams, a Colorado College freshman.
"And that they're on a plane because you wouldn't think that they'd do it on a plane and get everybody on the plane to join in,” said Lauren Hahn, another Colorado College Freshman.
The FAA was investigating any violations.
A spokeswoman for Frontier Airlines said all safety measures were followed and the seatbelt sign was off.
"The USA swim team did the same thing to like 'Call Me Maybe' on their airplane,” Hahn pointed out.
On the way to the London Olympics, Missy Franklin and the U.S. Swim Team also got up midflight.
Not getting in trouble, they performed a lip-sync seen 11 million times.
One aviation safety expert who reviewed the Colorado College video said that he didn’t see any FAA violations.