'Rickroll' prank comes to Baltimore
Almost 50 people sang the lyrics of British pop star Rick Astley in Baltimore during the weekend as part of a
rickroll prank, fans say.
Fans either sing or redirect Internet browsers to recognize Astley's 1980s hit song,
Never Gonna Give You Up. The Baltimore Sun said Sunday.
I'm in love with this song, said Ryan Goff, who organized the
rickroll event Saturday at the city's Inner Harbor.
I thought I'd be absolutely sick of it, but I like it more. I'm working on singing it backward.
rickroll takes place online when unsuspecting browsers click on a serious-sounding link only to watch a video of Astley singing his hit.
For Goff, and others like him, the online bit was not enough. Soon Astley fans were taking to the streets to share their love of the pop star with strangers, the Sun reported.
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It's grass roots; you've got to make the best of it, Goff said.
It's all in the spirit of Rick.