Robin Shoots Super Fab Dance Crew ‘Fanny Pak’

Midway into Season Two of Randy Jackson Presents America’s Best Dance Crew, Out magazine touted the MTV program as a show to watch — not ’cause the show itself was “good” or anything, but because contender Fanny Pak was really good … and undeniably kickass and thoroughly homosexy.


“Looking vaguely like a giant hipster-ish neon ball,” Out reported on its Popnography blog, “Fanny Pak consistently stages awesomely inventive dances that, to the observant homosexual viewer, reflect an undeniable gayness.”’s Remote Island found themselves in a similar spot (on the couch) — reporting that although they “hated themselves” for watching “anything that Randy Jackson presents,” Fanny Pak “had [them] at ‘hella.'” They gushed: “Everything these kids touch is pure gold . . . or maybe pure gold lamé.  Prom themed choreography complete with a Mariah Carey ballad, taffeta, spiked punch, and booty bouncing? Please. Give them the trophy.  Is there a trophy?  If not, there should be.  They win.”


They lost.

Fans said it was ’cause Fannypak’s unique style was too hip, too special and too unique for such a mainstream show to ever fully embrace — shades of Adam Lambert, anyone? Judge Shane Sparks, for example, complained that he wanted to“see the guys dance like guys.” Typical.

Well, much like the bright future we imagine for Adam Lambert, these kids haven’t stopped moving — they’ve made a music video with Lil’ Mama, perform all over the world and have just released their own line of sneakers at Milkshakes NYC.

Robin shot them last week and these photos are freakin’ awesome.

Wanna see what they’re workin’ with?

We could watch Fannypak dance to ‘Single Ladies’ all day:

Barracuda and Tifani share a lesbian kiss during this Janet Jackson number:

These children of the 80’s named themselves after an iconic item from that time period — one which, we’d like to add, is actually a very convenient way to carry things. So not only do they sport some amazing moves, sexy fanny packs and their own hot new line of kicks, they’re hilarious, entertaining and SUPER GAY!



Straight out of a Los Angeles dance studio and led by choreographer/dancer Matt Cady, Fanny Pak brings together seven uniquely talented friends for a dynamic, bold, bright and stylish team.


See. Obviously the best way to win an arbitrary reality-show contest is to get Second Place.

Robin is the founder and CEO of Robin Roemer Photography. When she’s not busy photographing portraits, fashions or famous people, she’ll be sharing her photos and musings here on autostraddle. Robin is an aggressive hugger and likes traveling and cute shoes. If you want, she will also photograph your gay wedding or your cute girlfriend. Follow her on twitter. Contact: robin[at]

Robin has written 82 articles for us.


    • that’s actually really brilliant, because as everyone may or may not know, i frequently store my id, credit card, housekeys, lipgloss, etc, in a tiny pouch i wedge underneath my legwarmers and secure with my boots.

      those sneaks would be way easier, that is brilliant. (i feel like i’m doing a liz lemon/mcflurry thing right now, i swear, i really just do think it’s the best idea ever.)

      • Product placement is so much better when you don’t get paid…

        FYI: It feels so weird to be typing this in the mid-afternoon. I love being out of school for summer vacation …

    • Yes! When we were watching them I was just like, in AWE!!! I would love to be able to dance like that! Also, these shoes are amazing.. and practical!

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