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A construction site in Betoota City Limits has today been rattled by the high-pitched che-hoos coming from above, as the Kiwi scaffolders return from the weekend with a new bunch of TikTok dances that their daughters have taught them.
The new shopping centre development on Bedourie Bypass Road is just one of thousands of worksites around the country that has seen their smokos breaks taken over by the popular video-sharing app.
With over 250 million users worldwide, the TikTok is available in over 150 countries, and in 75 languages. In Australia, however, it appears to be dominated by the teenage girl and thespian Islander tradie market. While the two demographics look wildly different on paper, it appears their taste in music and choreagraphed dancing are almost bang on.
This phenomena has seen a noted rise in shaking scaffold at construction developments around the country, as scaffers spend their lunch breaks dancing to famous songs from Disney cartoons and Ariana Grande bangers.
Site foreman, Craig Anasta from Betoota construction company, BuildUp says its always a hoot having the boys from SilverFern Scaffolding lifting steel on one of his jobs. However, TikTok has made this Bedourie Road job a little more interesting.
“Aside from the terrifying explosions of giggling, it’s quite impressive really” said Craig.
“Their rhythm and timing is just impeccable.”
“Who would have thought that six 130 kilogram labourers could move like that”