The ‘Tube Girl’ trend by Sabrina Bahsoon has taken over the internet as a bunch of users have jumped onto it and released their version of the train trend.
It’s getting crazy on social media.
This train trend is totally tubular.
“The Tube Girl” movement has TikTokers filming themselves dancing on public transportation as if no one is watching.
Londoner Sabrina Bahsoon, 22, kicked off the craze last month by posting a clip of herself dancing on The London Underground while a few onlookers sat in the background.
The video, which has amassed over 9.6 million views, is captioned, “Being the friend who lives on the other side of the city so you gotta hype yourself up during the commute.”
Her filming isn’t too smooth — her style features abrupt cuts and a .5 zoom.
“I have to commute everywhere because I live quite far out from everyone,” Bahsoon recently told The BBC.
“So on the way back home after a night out, I’d put my music on. And when you’re bumping your head, people don’t come up to you, people leave you alone a bit more,” she continued. “So I was feeling more safe and enjoying my journey a bit better.”
In the comments section of the initial video, set to “Where Them Girls At” by David Guetta, many users admitted how inspired they were by Bahsoon’s fearlessness.
“My anxiety could never,” one user confessed. “I aspire to be this confident and carefree one today.”
“Doing this in public is wild but I’m tryna get on your level,” another typed.
As Bahsoon continued to make videos of herself dancing on the tube, hundreds of users began re-creating them, with the hashtag “#tubegirl” drawing over 534 million views on the app.
The Malaysia native, who moved to the UK to study law at Durham University, explained to the BBC that she had asked a stranger to film the first video for her, but the person said no.
She began to take the videos herself, unknowingly sparking a movement on TikTok.
“I’m a very high-energy person, like in my friend group I’m the one that’s like, ‘Everybody get on the dance floor now,’” she told the outlet.
“I love dancing, I love music,” she continued. “To be honest the Tube itself is not the most glamorous place to spend your time. And because I spend so much time on it, music is my outlet.”
The phenomenon has spread across the world, including to NYC.
Lohanny Santos, who goes by the username @lohannysant, calls herself “New York’s tube girl” as she takes similar videos of herself dancing on the subway.
In one clip, which has over 2 million views, she wrote that she was “hyping” herself up to “beat social anxiety” by dancing in a red strapless dress on a packed subway car.
Model Haley Kalil, 31, also filmed herself this month rockin’ the subway in a pink velour sweatsuit.
Bahsoon explained to The BBC that the newfound “movement” is all about inspiring “self-confidence” — it’s about more than just dancing.
“When I see people imitating it I’m like, ‘Finally, like, people are getting it,’” she said.
“They’re enjoying their their commute a little bit better. And I love to see people having fun, so it’s honestly such a heart-warming thing for me.”
The ‘Tube Girl’ trend isn’t dying down anytime soon looking at how it’s all over on the socials with TikToker jumping onto it and making it go viral the more.
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