When a Jumbotron dancer makes the news, you know it must be something special!
NBA action is fantastic! Earlier this year, Boston Celtics fan Jeremy Fry was caught on the Jumbotron during a delay in-game action dancing enthusiastically to Bon Jovi’s “Living on a Prayer.” His lip-synching, dance routine drove the crowd crazy.
It reminded some viewers of the dance performance in Napoleon Dynamite and the stadium scene from the movie “10 Thing I Hate About You.”
Jumbotron dancing excites the crowd
Fry, a high schooler, apparently made his decision to perform spontaneously. Conveniently, the camera operator was able to capture the entire performance. This occurred during the 2008-2009 season.
The power of the Internet made Fry a legend if a few short days, and the legend continues to grow. Fry enjoyed his newfound fame with a level of humility not often seen in sports. His video has been watched a gazillion times including over 5 million times in just one week. This helped increase downloads of Bon Jovi’s song to help it rise to the top of the charts.
More recently we’ve seen a teenager mortified as his mother danced beside him at a game. But, that lacked the energy and feel-good nature of Fry’s performance.
Is this the future “American Idol”? Will new performers be hatched at the incubator cube of being televised at sporting events? Who knows? But, it was sure a fun performance to watch.
Best Fan Performance Ever?
Some consider it the best fan performance of all-time, but we’ll let you be the judge. Check out the reactions to his dancing and performance. You have to give him credit for using the props and people near him to add to the mix.
One has to think that Jeremy Fry would win a lip-synch contest against just about anyone. Perhaps, the Celtics should’ve hired him full time?
Jeremy Fry, Jumbotron Dancer, at Celtics Game Video
— Mike O’Halloran
Mike is the founder and editor of Sports Feel Good Stories.
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