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Fandangoing is a dance move in which participants point up their index fingers while humming the entrance theme song for the WWE wrestler Fandango.
The dance is named after the ring name of American professional wrestler Curtis Jonathan Hussey, who made his debut as “Fandango” during an airing of WWE RAW on November 5th, 2012. On March 18th, 2013, Fandango made an entrance to his wrestling match while dancing to his theme song “Chachalala” originally composed by WWE composer Jim Johnston (shown below).
On April 8th, Fandango’s entrance at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey was met by WWE audience members humming the tune of his theme song while pointing up their fingers. Following this event, the gesture soon became known as “Fandangoing," though it is unclear who coined the term.
On April 11th, YouTuber htccheer1 uploaded a video featuring Houston Texas cheerleaders Fandangoing during a practice meet (shown below, left). The same day, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals uploaded a YouTube video of several people dressed in animal costumes Fandangoing while singing “fahn dahn go vegan!” (shown below, right). Within five days, the videos received more than 210,000 views and 66,700 views respectively. On April 12th, the cheerleader Fandangoing video was posted to the /r/SquaredCircle subreddit, where it gained more than 216 up votes and 75 comments in the next four days.
Also on April 12th, Urban Dictionary user UrbanWWE submitted an entry for the term “Fandangoing,” defining the act as “humming or singing the entrance theme song of WWE superstar Fandango.” On April 15th, the wrestling news blog WrestleZone reported that Fandango’s entrance theme “Chachalala” had climbed to the #44 position on the United Kingdom’s top 100 chart. The same day, WWE RAW aired a compilation of Fandangoing video clips presented by wrestler Jerry Lawler (shown below, left). On April 16th, the WWEFanNation YouTube channel uploaded a video of a WWE employee Fandangoing at the office (shown below, right).
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