Chances are, you’ve found yourself in one or more embarrassing situations at some point in your life—heck knows I have! But when that not-so-sassy moment is caught on camera, it is immediately ten times worse! So what do you do if you find yourself in the midst of a performance, being filmed by many, and you make a mistake that hundreds of people are watching live? You follow in the footsteps of this young man right here.
The footage shows a high school band performing the national anthem, “Star Spangled Banner,” for a gymnasium full of people. Standing proudly, each student has a different instrument, playing it beautifully after having practiced for several hours beforehand.
Just then, the young man responsible for playing the cymbals drops one to the floor. Of course, there are a few seconds where he looks completely shocked, embarrassed, and unsure of what to do. In all honesty, we start to feel quite awkward for the kid. But what he does next has every single person, in the audience and watching the video, feeling super impressed.
Without giving too much away, we will say that his reaction is priceless, well-executed, and is a must-see for anyone who has ever experienced some form of public embarrassment in their life (which, let’s face it, is all of us). In fact, many of us would probably relate to this guy in some shape or form.
Before sharing the video with you, let me tell you about my mid-performance, most embarrassing situation ever. I was dancing at my best friend’s wedding, it was a choreographed performance for the bride and groom when it happened. I was grooving to Beyonce’s “Single Ladies” when the lyrics “put your hands up” did the rounds. Evidently, I went to go and put my hands up, knocking my glasses off while midst dance move. But, unlike this young man, I didn’t handle it with so much finesse.
I am pretty impaired without my glasses, so the moment the flew off I was in a blurry fuzz. I instantly stopped, trying to reach out for my partner’s hand so maybe she can support me in finding my glasses! Uh oh!
Thankfully, you don’t need to see any sort of mishap like mine, with this routine!
Give the footage below a watch and let us know your thoughts in the comments! If you’re as impressed as we were, make sure to like and share it with your friends and family! Why? Because sharing is caring, and we all secretly love those cringe-worthy moments in life, am I right?