Big Freedia sets a world record at Central City Festival

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Big Freedia holds up her World Record plaque. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Big Freedia holds up her World Record plaque. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

On Saturday evening, Big Freedia, a New Orleans native and a nationally-renowned bounce artist, helped to set a world record. At the end of the Central City festival on Oretha Castle Haley boulevard, Freedia helped to set the record for most people twerking at once.

To set the record, all participants had to be twerking in the most basic form for two whole minutes. The initial record had been 358, set by Freedia. On Saturday, she was able to get over 400 people to twerk simultaneously for two minutes.

Participants young and old helped to set the world record. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Participants young and old helped to set the world record. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

The crowd rejoiced when the Guinness Records official announced the world record. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

The crowd rejoiced when the Guinness Records official announced the world record. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Freedia and her dancers put on a show after setting the record. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Freedia’s dancers on Saturday. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Freedia brought up the younger members of the audience to dance on stage before the show concluded.

Freedia brought up the younger members of the audience to dance on stage before the show concluded.

Big Freedia's dancers on Saturday. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Big Freedia’s and her dancers put on a show on Saturday after setting the record. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

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