Thursday, February 14, 2013

Enter Foot Into Mouth Now

Usually in the event of an awkward moment, I'm somehow directly involved. Go figure.

But! Things can change. I had the luxury of being a bystander in an awkward moment and waiting for a foot being entered into a mouth.

I, recently, hopped onto the tour bus with Walk The Moon and travelled around for a few shows. As we hit Ohio, the band's home state, we stopped in Columbus to reunite with families and, of course, eat some bomb food.

The restaurant of choice: Betty's. A very interesting, eclectic place with too pink bathrooms and cat statutes all over, but nonetheless, incredible food. The waiter followed suit with a hometown feel as he joked around with us food dominators. It was toward the end of the meal when the waiter called out Blake and said that he looked very familiar. I wouldn't be surprised at this point if Blake knew the guy because he seems to know everyone everywhere.

The waiter told Blake he looked like this guy he had once seen in a music video. We all immediately put together the popularity of Walk The Moon in Columbus, Ohio and decided this guy was dead on. Blake had been in a video called, "Shiver". As we all snickered, the waiter followed with, "Yeah, it was this really terrible music video. Just not well done. Pretty bad." Wide-eyed, I began to watch as it was no longer me in these foot-mouth situations (not to be confused with hand, foot and mouth disease).

Blake tried to save the man as he relayed that it was actually him in the music video. In response, the waiter said, "No, no, dude. Like really bad. Not good quality or anything."

The video Blake starred in was filmed as part of a series called "7 in 7", where the band filmed 7 videos with a Go Pro camera. As Blake mentioned this to the waiter, the waiter began to realize he may actually be talking to the correct person and began to trail off.

He left to grab some napkins and probably any dignity he had left and quickly returned to mention it was a rap video. Also, adding he had never heard of Walk The Moon.

Take it as you will, I think he finished his shift then choked down his foot (as I would have done in this scenario).

Regardless, it's pretty remarkable to be a part of a situation where I'm not the awkward one. Additionally, an incredibly hilarious call out on Blake's part.

For entertainment reasons, I've attached the video. Enjoy.

                                          I love him. ^

Thanks for soundin' down.

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catechism ( /ˈkætəkɪzəm/Ancient Greekκατηχισμός from kata = "down" + echein = "to sound", literally "to sound down" (into the ears), is a summary or exposition of doctrine, traditionally used inChristian religious teaching from New Testament times to the present.[1] Catechisms are doctrinal manuals often in the form of questions followed by answers to be memorized, a format that has been used in non-religious or secular contexts as well.