Backpack Kid on ‘Saturday Night Live’ first performed dance at summer camp

The 15-year-old Georgia native who danced with Katy Perry while wearing his backpack on Saturday Night Live first did his signature dance at summer camp.

Russell Horning, who goes by Russell Got Barzz on Instagram, told USA Today in a text message interview that he first did the dance he calls “The Russell” at camp in June 2014.

Matt Ralph

Matt Ralph

I'm the editor of Summer Camp Culture and also blog at and I live in the Philadelphia area and went to camps and camp meetings growing up in Ohio, Maryland and New Jersey.

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