DALLAS — Internet memes come and go, but some – like the "Rick Rolled" trend – seem to never let you down (sorry, I had to).
Rick Astley's hit debut single "Never Gonna Give You Up" even graced the skies of downtown Dallas on April Fools Day. Fort Worth-based Sky Elements Drone Shows "Rick Rolled" people in downtown Dallas with 300 of its customizable drones by forming a QR code in the sky that linked to Astley's music video.
Sky Elements’ chief pilot Preston Ward, who was part of this light-hearted joke, wrote in the YouTube description:
“After seeing how much of a hit our last QR code at South by Southwest was, we couldn’t let the opportunity pass to prank the entire city of Dallas with a mysterious QR code.”
Rick Astley will also be performing at the American Airlines Center on May 22 with New Kids on the Block, Salt-N-Pepa and En Vogue.
Sky Elements put on a Halo-themed drone show at SXSW in Austin. The QR code displayed at Austin's iconic Paramount Theatre served as a promotional push for the new Halo TV show on Paramount Plus.