'Feeling those fall vibes': Alberta MLA joins in on TikTok video craze
EDMONTON -- An Alberta MLA has joined in on a Fleetwood Mac-inspired video trend on social media.
Edmonton-Highland-Norwood MLA Janis Irwin posted a video of herself skateboarding to the song “Dreams” online on Tuesday.
The NDP MLA was encouraged on social media to take part in the trend.
"Just enjoying life, and enjoying our beautiful fall city, I think brought some smiles to people's faces," said Irwin.
The original video featured Idaho potato plant worker Nathan Apodaca, known on social media as 420doggface208. He shared a video of himself last month riding his longboard and drinking Ocean Spray cranberry juice lip-syncing to Fleetwood Mac’s song playing as the soundtrack.
In recent days, Fleetwood Mac singer Mick Fleetwood joined TikTok to pay tribute to the post, uploading his own version of the video on Sunday.
Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh has jumped on the trend, sharing his own version substituting cranberry juice for a Zevia soda.
For Irwin, it's less about politics and more about spreading Apodaca's positive vibes.
"Of course people are already being critical of me on social media, you know, saying like, 'Don't you have better things to do?' But I think all of us deserve an opportunity to relax a little bit," said Irwin.
With all the popularity on social media, "Dreams" has been propelled back onto the Billboard Charts, more than 40 years after it was first released.
The track saw U.S. streams and digital download sales spike by 88.7 per cent and 374 per cent respectively, for a three-day period Sept. 25-27, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. The song is also currently one of Spotify's Most Played and sitting at No. 1 on the iTunes charts.
With files from CTVNews.ca and CTV Edmonton's Jeremy Thompson