WHY WE LOVE IT Oh, did you happen to miss Liza with a Z’s foray into dance music the first time around? Don’t worry, guys, it’s right here! If you’re searching for a passive-aggressive tune (“I know you carry on behind my back with your secretary” is one of the lyrics) to sweat to, look no further than Minnelli’s 1989 club track “Don’t Drop Bombs.” It’s angsty, it’s campy, it’s fabulous, it’s Liza! View Comments LOOK OUT FOR… 1:38, when Liza inexplicably changes into a rippling, sky-blue bolt of fabric. We’re gonna be honest: Things around the Broadway.com offices have gotten really boring the last few weeks. It’s sweltering, it’s humid, and worst of all, no new Broadway shows open until after Labor Day. But never fear, dear readers, we’ve got a great way to spice up the month of August: Broadway.com Summer Camp! Each day for 31 days, we’re highlighting the campiest, craziest, wildest—and did we mention campiest?—videos we can find. Put on your gaudy bathing suit and dive in! OVERALL CAMP FACTOR 382 out of 382 high kicks. MOST GIF-ABLE MOMENT
Most of you know that high jumpers today basically “flop” over the bar. That was not the case when I attended high school. We used the Western Roll. The Western Roll is really an apt description of what an athlete did. He jumped as high as he could and rolled his body full length over the bar. The jumper’s head, arms, and legs all went over the bar at the same time.Today, with the use of the Fossbury Flop, the head and shoulders go over the bar first and the hips and legs follow. In this technique your back is next to the bar whereas in the roll your stomach was next to the bar. Dick Fossbury introduced this technique in 1966. He cleared 6’7″ using this form and convinced his coach that this was a better technique than the Western Roll.Since men now have reached 8′ and women almost 7′, I don’t think you will see the Western Roll ever make a come back.