Watch This, Not That: 6 Amazing St. Louis Videos and Their Terrible Counterparts


Don't watch this. - TREE 9 FILMS

It's easy to lose your way in the sea of videos that is YouTube, especially when looking for videos about the Lou.

Never fear, Daily RFT readers! We're here to guide you. Check out six St. Louis YouTube videos you absolutely have to watch and their horrible, wannabe opposites:

1. Hipsters Dancing Edition If you're going to be a hipster, just embrace it. The Charleston dancers clearly love their 1920s dance moves, so we do, too. Besides, watching a couple performing aerobics in matching uniforms makes us want to tear our own eyes out. (Also, you'll be hearing from our lawyers about re-appropriating the "Best of St. Louis" title, you irritating copycats.)

Watch: I Charleston St. Louis

Not: Best of St. Louis

Best of St. Louis from Tree9 Films on Vimeo.

2. St. Louis Isn't THAT Dangerous Edition These Washington University students explain the complicated intricacies of St. Louis crime statistics in verse and without pretending like black people don't exist.

Watch: St. Louis Crime Report

Not: The Truth About St. Louis Crime

See also: St. Louis is Safe, We Promise! 5 Steps to Making a Viral Propaganda Video

More dancing and a look at racism in St. Louis after the jump! 3. Black St. Louis Edition St. Louis is one of the most segregated cities in the country, and "History of Tha Streetz" breaks it down neighborhood by neighborhood. Treat yourself to the safest tour of north city, and see the effects of racism firsthand (instead of listening to a bunch of talking heads pontificate on how it makes them feel).

Watch: History of Tha Streetz

Not: Racism in St. Louis

4. Dance Like No One's Watching Edition While we love the idea of indoctrinating our children to love the Cardinals by teaching them to dance with fistfuls of baseball cards, we'll be more impressed when this toddler can stay on her feet after a few morning cocktails like I'm-Drunk-At-7-a.m. guy.

Watch: Monday Night Music Club -- Tamar Kaprelian Crazy St Louis Dancer

Not: Why We Love St. Louis

Two more videos after the jump. 5. St. Louis' Got Talent Edition Our busboys are so talented, people drive 2.5 hours just to film them set a table for four. Moody black-and-white parkour has nothing on G-Money.

Watch: Morton's of St. Louis' G-Money (best busboy ever)

Not: Goodbye St. Louis (I Love Life 2)

6. Civic Pride Porn Edition No one is going to be impressed with St. Louis because we have graffiti and Mexican food. This video gets it right the second time, filling its sequel with shots of the St. Louis Blues, the balloon race in Forest Park and gorgeous images of the Fox Theatre. Besides, anything that makes St. Louis look habitable in the winter is a miracle.

Watch: Here is St. Louis 2

Not: Here is St. Louis

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