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Damn, I haven't seen a happy video in an airport or on a plane in ages.
Precovid era. Looks like this was around 2016 P.E.
Hehe pee pee
Pre- Paycheck Protection Program
Really feels like that’s how it’s gonna be lol, I’ve noticed a lot of cultural norms have shifted since the pandemic started I wonder if they’ll go back or stay
Surely it's 03-04 pp
So 3-4 BC? Before Corona?
I'm an optimistic person who hasn't let the pandemic get to me too much, but every now and then a video like this makes me sad because I wonder when life will be like this again
I feel you. I’m just glad that we got to experience life before covid. I feel bad for my younger siblings who are just now starting college and lost out on their final year of high school and other normal stuff, we’ll have those memories and experiences forever.
That is very true. I've seen old videos of high school (not even that old, like 2012 when I graduated) and see Gen z express envy at pre Covid high school, as well as shock that we weren't yet super attached to our phones. I definitely feel for these younger kids missing out on these things
No masks, short sleeves and shorts, this is an old ass video. Probably before trump and his nazi party took over.
What was his question?
"Do you guys want to hear me sing, 'No Diggity?'"
Play on, playa
Play on playa
It's going down, fade to Blackstreet
The homies got at me, collab' creations, bump like acne
No doubt, I put it down, never slouch
As long as my credit can vouch, a dog couldn't catch me ass out
Tell me who can stop when Dre makin' moves
Attracting honeys like a magnet
Giving 'em eargasms with my mellow accent
Still moving this flavor
With the homies Blackstreet and Teddy
The original rump shakers
(I wish someone would have came in with "yo Dre drop, the verse" but otherwise amazing. The flow is perfect for a comment thread, didn't know that was a thing)
It's sung by Blackstreet, not Gwen.
I know what you're thiiinkin
i don't need your reasons
don't tell me cause it hurts
AYO AYO AYO AAYYOOO
*wanna know how i make an entire room damp?*
You misspelled moist.
You misspelled torrentially drenched.
Can I make all ya'll panty drop?
Dude got sucked off in the employee lounge 5 times before takeoff
All male flight crew
A mouth is a mouth
I wouldn't be shocked if he asked to be upgraded for the price of a good time.
No upgrades on Southwest. Well, I guess getting toward the front of the line so he could snag an exit row seat, but that's a lot of work for an exit row.
I'm 99 percent sure he didn't have one. Saw the opportunity to become a star and grabbed it.
Do you want me see me back up a dump, dump, truck truck.
“Where’s the restroom ? I don’t see it anywhere. “
Charisma is off the fucking charts
I often wonder what did or didn't happen to my brain in childhood development, that separates me from people like this.
Same, this is so far away from something I would ever do in public
As a trained actor who also deals with self doubt and social anxiety, it becomes much easier after getting used to the feeling of embarrassment. Once you learn feeling that way won't kill you or slow you down, it frees you to behave in more outrageous ways.
I believe it becomes easier with practice. But man, I *know* being embarrassed isn’t going to hurt me in any meaningful way, yet I still just hate the feeling so much that I won’t risk anything that could cause it. Knowing strangers are judging me sucks even if I will never see those people again.
Lmao holy shit that explains so much why the theater kids behaved the way they did in school
Bc they were relentlessly bullied and humiliated? But like to me that's a chicken/egg scenario. Were they bullied bc they were theater kids, or theater kids bc they were bullied? Someone needs to do a study on this.
I’m an introvert riddled with anxiety, but things like this seem easier to do for me than they used to. Of course, something like this is a hell of a lot more than what I’ve been faced with in the past. If I want to do something that puts myself on a pedestal of some kind, I don’t care so much about how stupid I look if I think it will make people that happy. I used to see doing stunts like this as a ‘everyone’s going to think I’m weird’ rather than a ‘I might be able to make all these peoples’ days’.
Only the buzz kills and real weirdos would’ve looked at this guy with any negativity, and those are the last people you should care about.
The older you get the less shame you have. Maybe there is some evolutionary benefit to being that nervous but I'm glad it passed for me as well. I still get nervous but not nearly as much as I did.
>Maybe there is some evolutionary benefit to being that nervous
Mating drive, and a misunderstanding of what makes a good mate.
When you're young, you worry that acting different from the group will exclude you from the group and, by extension, your mating prospects. Your mating competition will leverage this phenomenon. It's the easiest way to eliminate competition, and it reinforces itself thusly.
As you age, you realize that individuality is what elevates you within a group. When prospective mates realize that the marketplace is full of similar products, the unique items begin to stand out. Plus, you may begin to realize that self-confidence is an attractant for an equally-capable mate, and insecurity is a liability, not a survival trait.
And one can say that as you get older still, the need to mate dissipates, and your satisfaction with yourself and your station in life makes external embarrassment a non-injury to your self-worth. You just dgaf. This isn't license to act a fool, of course, but it's permission you give yourself to enjoy life without hesitation.
The good news is that self-professed introverts don't need to become raging extroverts to have self-confidence, or even to entertain a crowd. I don't have a clue how to obtain self-confidence, other than my knowing that self-confidence isn't how hard you puff out your chest or how loudly you proclaim yourself, or how well you keep rhythm to a 20-year-old song on an airport PA system.
Self-confidence is quiet by nature, even when it's loud. It's innate. It takes the form of many words spoken and no words spoken. It enjoys a crowd as much as it prefers solitude. Self-confidence is an acceptance of who you are, no external validation required. It's an open enjoyment of life in whatever form you prefer.
So I guess obtaining self-confidence likely involves knowing that self-confidence isn't something you need to demonstrate to anybody but yourself. Others will take notice.
I would probably try but would come off as forced. Some folks just have that "it factor".
1. Like a song enough to sing it publicly
2. Have enough overpriced airport alcohol and a delay
I’m the kind of person in the video.
Lots and lots of childhood trauma led to an overriding urge to make others happy because no one should live in fear, misunderstood, alone, hated, like little me had to.
Damn. My childhood trauma just made me a stereotypical depressed millennial that likes to joke about suicide. I feel like I got shafted.
Positive self talk, over the course of a year, transformed me. Lie to yourself for a year. Your brain will believe anything repeated often enough.
You were given enough attention as a child.
Source: Am comedian.
Our parents didn't let us have self confidence, for various reasons in various ways.
The before times...sigh.
What is it with that these days? I even had the 1.f3 2.Kf2 variation in a correspondence game the other day. No it didn't go well for them. Can't even remember what I played in response.
in the long long ago.
i wonder if the 2030s will just be a repeat of the 2010s as everyone wants to forget the 2020s
For me, it goes back to 2001. I feel like we've been in a nightmare we can't wake up from since September 10, 2001. But that's also around when I turned 18, so maybe it's just adulthood? I dunno.
I am 50 and 2000 was a big turning point for me. I recently got married, left my job in retail and got my first job in IT. Bought our first house, first new-ish car. I was 28-29 years old and before that I thought I was doomed to work retail the rest of my life.
I thought “it can only go up from here”.
Then 9/11 happened and my National Guard unit got activated and I had to spend a year in Iraq….
Things did get better after I got back home though.
Now a days I’ve had a few nights laying there thinking “holy crap I’m 50??”.
Nah, at that time I was 7. I agree, something went wrong somehow.
Literally nothing has gotten better since 09/10/01. I was a child, but I still remember all the dumb shit that happened in the wake of it. The palpable change in the air- then 2008/9 cane along and punted my family from upper middle class, down to lower middle class until my father got lucky. If he hadn't found his current job he would never have recovered.
That's just my childhood, shit has gotten *exponentially* since mid 2013. Year by year everything has gotten worse.
Mmm yes I remember when 2010 first dropped I thought to myself “I just want to forget the 2020s”.
It's a temporal anomaly, this decade is. Don't sweat it.
The before fore times
You speak the true true
Did the boomy-booms blow up all your wordy-word books?
One of my favorite Summer lines
You mean a dictionary?
I love how he knew the real word for "wordy-word books" but used baby talk for everything else.
I'm definitely here for the unexpected cloud atlas reference
Betta get all dem me me's in or else Old Covid gonna get cha.
*LONG LIVE THE DUKE!*
2019 was 40 years ago
It’s been 84 years…
I’m 25 and didn’t think I’d ever utter the phrase, “the good ole days” until I was at least pushing 60
I'm in my 40s and I already have 3 "good ole days".
The world before Social Media
The world before 9/11.
The world before Covid.
AOL wasn’t so bad, but we were still limited to having to power on a PC and tie up a phone line, wasn’t in our face 24/7 yet
I'm 34 and I remember when you didn't want to be bothered, you just left the phone off the hook. *THAT* was my jam.
I mean, can't we still do that? Just turn the smartphone and the wifi off? I do this all the time, it's wonderful.
To be fair, I'm 29 and same. I couldn't imagine being a teenager and social media just being a fact of life to you.
About to turn 50, I have
"Before internet" (that I could access). So jealous. I WISH I had internet in high school, I DON'T WISH I had social media in high school.
I’m only 29 but make no mistake it’s all downhill from here friend. Die well..
Downhill sounds kinda nice.
Masks and booster shots foreverrrrr
We live to die another day. Stay strong stranger, together we can overcome anything
I feel ya, i'm turning 30 in a couple weeks and i've started to find white hairs in my head some months ago. This blasted pandemic is making us age at least 10 years in less than 2
White hairs coming at 30 is very normal for most people my man. Mine is thinning and I would club a baby seal to have grey instead thin hair. But either way, we’re alive and healthy and it’s a silly problem to care about. Enjoy everything you can and be kind.
If seal hair was discovered to be the cure to baldness, then seals would be extinct in 3 business days
Wouldn't that be all the more reason to keep them alive?
I am 34 and was diagnosed with a terminal illness this year during a global pandemic. I want a fucking do over. Life isn't nearly as long as I imagined it it being when I was even in my early 20s.
That’s terrible. I’m sorry.
Sending an internet hug. I'm sorry
It's pretty common to start getting grey hairs at your age. Don't stress it, you just make more!
Pre-Washington Football Team days.
The Disc One days
This is pre-tiktok days
Everytime you hear a grown woman shrieking that "Aaaahhhhhhh!" you KNOW you doing well!
It’s a special kind of noise that sounds like a goblin but in an endearing way
Unless she’s faking it.
In morgan freeman's voice: She wasn't faking it.
In Morgan freeman's voice: Ahhhhhhhhh
The audience singing along is the best part and their reactions to him.
Also this guy was the class president of his high school who convinced the teacher that they deserved to NOT have the quiz by telling her how pretty she looked.
Dude must kill it at karaoke, not his first rodeo
Karaoke isn't about how good you are at singing, it's about letting go and going all in. There's those who are just amazing singers, and people appreciate them, but nothing gets people going like screaming along to What I've Done.
When a drunk dude gets up to sing Roxanne, you know you’re about to have a great time.
Me and couple of my friends got hammered drunk and did Bohemian Rhapsody and For The Longest Time I’ve never been able recreate that moment
He also skipped school one day and got his best friend to joy ride in a priceless classic sports-car. He ended up in a Chicago parade singing "Danke Schoen" and still didn't get caught for skipping school.
I had a kid like that in my class. His name was dan and he’d get our teacher talking about her motorcycle and would tell her how she must look beautiful with her hair blowing in the wind while she rides the motorcycle. She’d get all flattered and would end up carrying on about various bike trips shes done.
"Thanks, thanks everyone! Anyway, my son is choking. Does anyone know CPR?"
“Someone is on fire in Ramset park.”
This dude *fucks*
No diggity dude puts in work
Idk what I respect more the confidence of the moves
My wife used to love me.
username checks out
Alexa, play hold my liquor by Kanye
she fucking a ghoul now
a ghoul who can pull like crazy
oh straight up. i wanna clarify that that ghoul could steal my soul any day of the week
He has to be hella fun in the sack.
This guy actually is the main character.
Then everyone clapped. Oh wait they did...
The whole time I was watching this, I was only thinking how if someone tweeted about this happening exactly as it did and there was no video of it, it would frontpage /r/thathappened immediately
What a great thing to say about someone, I'm gonna steal that.
That’s the most fun public freakout ive seen on here. Great choice of song.
I don't even think he had a question to ask. Just saw his opportunity to be a star and took it
He was already the star, he just chose to shine on his fellow passengers
So seriously, how long is my flight delayed?
Until we decide we don't want to hear you sing anymore.
The under-the-counter walk took it all to another level.
See my social anxiety makes it hard for me to ask questions when I DONT have to sing a song afterwards….. lol
my fight or flight sense its going crazy now i cant imagine it seeing this irl lmao
I felt this!!!
By no means average!
“And then everyone clapped”
"Dude I swear it really happened! AND THEY DID CLAP!"
Imagine the confidence to go and do that.
"Sir, where is the cocaine?"
seriously only cocaine could give someone that confidence
Damn extroverts are really something else
If this happened in a movie I'd roll my eyes straight out of my head lol. "That would NEVER happen!"
Also, this makes me strangely proud to be an American.
Definitely would be in a rom-com.
Play on playa...
Who the hell just knows every word to this song randomly? Or was he waiting for this moment his entire life?
This is one of those songs a lot of people know all the words to. One of the first CD’s I owned. I vividly remember the album cover and singing and rapping the lyrics in my room as a kid.
oh god this is so true! This was my first CD. lol
My GF in 7th grade bought me the CD. Also know every word.
*Everyone* bumped this song when it came out. Summer of '96, man those were good times.
If No Diggity isn't somewhere in your heart, it's time to fix that.
Some of us have go-to karaoke songs. One of mine is My Own Worst Enemy and you can bet over half the bar usually sings along with me
Please tell me why.
My car is in the front yard, and I
I'm sleeping with my clothes oonnnnn
I came in through the window, last night
And you’re… Gone! Goooone!
who doesn't know the lyrics to this song?
Bro this song came out 1 year after I was born and they still play it at Bars where I live
You don't have at least one song on lockdown for karaoke?
Most people over 35
Some people just know song lyrics. It's convenient. Sometimes you and 50 of your coworkers sing Bohemian Rhapsody to FBI agents before they ask to see all of your laptops.
It really soured the mood if I'm honest.
Most American thing ever.
If you did this in the UK you'd be lynched. Or definitely tutted at
People would just think you were an attention whore
I hope they upgraded him to first class!
Even the guy at the end that grabbed his shoulders wanted his weiner inside him
That was much better than expected 🤣
Imagine what I could do with my life with this level of confidence.
People like this are a blessing. To make a fool of yourself to lighten the mood and bring joy. Just look at how much everyone is enjoying it and I bet it drastically changed the mood in that airport. Lovely to see this instead of people throwing fits and being cruel to airline employees.
I didn't enjoy my time at Southwest due to the crazy hours, but for the most part, the people were fun. I enjoyed the people.
"Fuck I forgot what I was gonna ask you"
That one hundred percent is someone’s dad, and that kid is dying of cringe right now and embarrassment
He understood the assignment.
New Orleans…of COURSE somebody is gonna sing. Bigger issue is, what was the question?
He gonna get all that airport strange
If this happened in the UK, everyone would absolutely hate the dude and the experience in general.
I love this sub. You might get a Karen pooping on the floor,or you might get something wholesome like this.
Homie was on his way to thanksgiving with the family, and absolutely no one at the table believed this story.
This video is older than tiktok
I've gotta be honest, if this happened when I was traveling I would just wish that everyone would shut up
Pre Covid was so much more fun.
i get wanted to have fun but really? When I am stuck in an airport all day and it is not a fun or new experience, I would tell them to just fuck off an answer my question.
That’s so New Orleans. Love it