Pete Buttigieg's Panic! At The Disco "high hopes" dance is being roasted online
19 November 2019, 19:14
The Pete Buttigieg "high hopes" dance is going viral as the internet reacts to the super earnest moves of campaign staffers and supporters.
In case you missed it, 2020 Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg has been walking out to Panic! At The Disco's "High Hopes" at his campaign stops since announcing his run back in April 2019. "High Hopes" is one of Panic's most popular songs to date, and has spent 44 weeks at number one on Billboard's Hot Rock charts.
It's also a song that candidate Buttigieg's campaign staffers have apparently choreographed a 'cringey' dance routine to – a dance which has gone viral as the presidential hopeful surges in recent Iowa polls.
Excited Pete Buttigieg supporters dancing to 'High Hopes' by Panic! At The Disco is certainly an unexpected pop culture cross over.
The internet has, of course, wasted no time in roasting the unbelievably earnest dance moves with parody videos and tweets.
All over America, young people are learning a new dance. It’s not “the dab” or “the whip and then shanaenae”, it’s the mayor Pete Buttigeg dance, a hip modern routine set to panic! at the disco smash “high hopes” pic.twitter.com/Nzzkwvy9oV— Adam Friedland (@AdamFriedland) November 18, 2019
It's entirely possible that we may all be doing the High Hopes dance in the club by the end of the week.
Last night: making fun of the high hopes dance— 🍁🦃 Eoin Thankins 🦃🍁 (@EoinHiggins_) November 19, 2019
This morning: sneering at the high hopes dance
This afternoon: humming high hopes
Tonight: doing the high hopes dance
Imagine showing up to the club and everyone is doing the Pete Buttigieg dance— clara’s tw*tter (@ramencult) November 18, 2019
Waiting until my wife leaves for work and then practicing the pete buttigieg dance alone in the apartment until i lose consciousness from dehydration— wife radicalized by STEM (@gloomfather) November 17, 2019
People are even imagining how the "high hopes dance" will fit into a potential Buttigieg administration.
i simply cannot wait for president pete buttigieg to officially create the Department of High Hopes within his first week in office— hannah (@i8pichu) November 19, 2019
eventually schoolchildren will all do this dance every morning under the buttigieg administration, which he will change the laws to last until his death— Shuja Haider (@shujaxhaider) November 18, 2019
Thoughts and prayers with the staffers.
Pete Buttigieg campaign staff every morning when Chasten wakes them up at 4:30am to practice their dance routine until dawn pic.twitter.com/DJQUESEuoI— Patrick Karlson 🧼 (@PatrickAKarlson) November 19, 2019
So far, Panic! At The Disco have not publicly reacted to the Buttigieg "High Hopes" dance craze. However, Brendon Urie's Highest Hopes foundation did raise $134k over the weekend, so there's some good 'High Hopes' adjacent news.