The year was 1999. There was fear of Y2k. Napster was born. Brandi Chastain ripped her shirt off to the delight of women’s soccer viewers everywhere.
Despite all the important events at the end of a millennium, there was one stand-out moment that summed up what it means to be just one human on this large crazy place we call a planet. A brave man in Ontario, wearing a baseball cap and glasses, danced to the Backstreet Boys’ hit “Everybody.”
The video only just resurfaced and was posted to YouTube. The finder of this gem explained that he went to an amusement park that summer and “came across the new video karaoke; essentially, you pay them some money and they create a blue screen video of you and your friends singing a song.”
While he didn’t participate, he and his friends saw this guy’s performance being broadcast outside the building.
“Needless to say, I wanted this video, and the staff were kind enough to oblige,” he said. “I spent the rest of my spending money for the day on the VHS copy of his performance, and to this day, I still consider it money well spent. It’s been hiding in a box in my basement for years, and today, I converted it to digital.”