“Bangor Gets Happy” video released; features community members from all over city

bgr happyAfter several months of going all over town, filming everyone from Bangor Roller Derby and the Haus of Paradigm belly dancers to the Bangor Police Department and the City Council, the makers of the Bangor “Happy” video project finally have a finished product to show to the world. And Bangor is happy indeed…

The video, filmed by Jamie Ballinger, Jeremiah Gorman, Paul Villeneuve and Leslie Forstadt and edited by Karin Carlson, features more than 40 Bangor-area businesses, organizations and individuals dancing around to Pharrell Williams’ inescapable hit “Happy,” in the style of the other “Happy” videos from all over the world. Are you in there? Who do you recognize?

Emily Burnham

About Emily Burnham

Emily Burnham is a Maine native, a UMaine graduate, a proud Bangorian and an arts and lifestyle writer for the Bangor Daily News, where she's worked since 2004. She reports on everything from local bands to local food, from media and the Internet to theater and dance. In her quest for stories, she's seen countless concerts and plays, been lobster fishing, interviewed celebrities, hung out with water buffalo and played in a ukulele orchestra, to name just a few. She's interested in everything -- especially if it happens in Maine. She welcomes any and all feedback or suggestions for stories.