If you caught this week's West Coast regional competition (where five teams from the West compete for three slots in the big show), than you more than likely caught a glimpse of Orange County's all Asian American
crew Poreotix. They're kooky and quirky and precise with their movements, even through a performance set to the tune of Taylor Swift's "Love Story."
But that's not what you want to hear about. You want to hear about their pre-performance chitchat with Mario Lopez in which one member responded to the question "Why do you guys wear sunglasses?" with a big ol' fake Asian accent and an explanation involving small eyes.
Scroll to 28:36 to see what I'm talking about:
Before you can even type out "W," "T," or "F," I'm gonna go out on a
limb and say they're trying to pull some Andy Kaufman-type stuff. It was probably an uncalled for response to a non-racial question, but it definitely made them...memorable, even before the dancing began which I thought was quite good.
I can tell they're going to be polarizing. Which is good news for us bloggers, since we need constant material over which to debate endlessly.
What'd you think of the accent and the dancing?