|Jump Start January Day 1|
So for today's post I thought I would share my Call Me Maybe story. What? Doesn't everyone have one?
Anyway, as some of you who've been here awhile and/or follow me on twitter or facebook know, my sister got married this summer, and I was the maid of honor.
And like any good maid of honor I decided to plan a surprise flash mob, right in the middle of the wedding. To Call Me Maybe. Like you do.
Remember this video?
Remember this video?
That was going to be our dance. Only standing.
And with over twenty people!
|Me wearing a mask of my brother-in-law's face in our super secret mask-making lair.|
Needless to say this took A LOT of planning! A LOT of mask making. And A LOT of super secret dance practices, along with a couple of super secret YouTube videos so dancers could practice at home.
I'd show you some of these videos but then you might never see me again as I'm pretty sure certain people in the videos would hunt me down.
So we get to the wedding! And the masks are all carefully hidden in the reception room. And I head over to the DJ and tell him my plan.
Me: When I finish speaking, you play Call Me Maybe.
DJ: *plays Call Me Maybe* This song?
Me: Yes! Play that song!
I get up and give my speech...
|This is what I look like with a microphone!|
|This is what I look like when I lip sync!|
Only the DJ is NOT playing Call Me Maybe.
Okay, he is...
But...he's playing the chorus.
Again, and again, and again! It's a loop of the chorus!
This is not what we rehearsed. We rehearsed the whole song. We had order and extra dance moves and elements of surprise and...
So basically this did not go according to plan. At all!
In total mayhem, the suddenly masked members of the bridal party and friends came onto the dance floor.
And actually it ended up being pretty fun.
And some of the choreography survived.
|Mini-masked-dancer is my favorite (far right)|
But inside I was freaking out! How could the DJ do this to me? How could he do this to us? We rehearsed! We had a plan! We had secret videos on YouTube!
The DJ apparently thought he needed to play the most exciting part of the song to keep the energy going for the flash mob.
To which I responded: I'm Frankie Diane Mallis! The whole thing was full of energy! I didn't ask you to interpret my flash mob! I asked you to play the song.
Just kidding. I didn't say that. But I thought it.
But as the night went on, and the masks made their way all over the wedding party, I realized I was worrying over nothing. No one had noticed the mob didn't go as planned. And my sister and her husband loved it and that was the whole point.
So I learned three important things from this experience.
1. When you ask a DJ to play a song, make sure you specify that he play the song from the beginning!
2. If people enjoy something you did for them, even if it didn't come out the way you intended, it was still a good thing!
3. You can put secret videos on YouTube.
That being said, I still feel a little pang in my chest when I hear Call Me Maybe for the flash mob dance that almost was.