Skip to comments.Video: Man flubs National Anthem at Chiefs game, gets jeered by fans
Posted on 12/07/2010 10:04:00 AM PST by greatdefender
The Eli Young Band has performed at countless venues across the country, including at a music Festival that can draw up to 70,000 fans per day. So singing the National Anthem before the Kansas City Chiefs game shouldn't have been too out of the ordinary for the band's singer, Mike Eli.
But, oh, it was. And let's just say the Chiefs fans didn't shower Mr. Eli with that Midwestern hospitality for which they're known after he forgot what comes after "twilight's last gleaming"
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What an idiot. If you are going to sing it - know the words. If you think you might forget it - write it down or use a teleprompter like our coup leader and Kenyan usurper.
Got to be every performer who ever agreed to do this worst nightnmare
I really think he just had a brain freeze since he knew all the other words. I als think he handled it as best he could.
I still like that NBA coach who stepped up and helped that little girl who also forgot the words
Didn’t this happen to some girl at a hockey game, and she kept coming back out to try again, and then she fell on the ice and everyone just wanted to go home and be embarrassed for her because it was so bad?
better to flub it a little than intentionally trash it.
Yes it did! The only differences was that the KC singer just left after making attempt.
grabs crotch and spits at end
Keith Olbermann: “sure it was tasteless, but why was it such a shock?” He goes on to mention the new owner of the Padres,
Tom Werner, was behind this. “Ban Roseanne? Ban Tom Werner.”
Werner later became part of the group that bought the Boston Red Sox who soon went on to win their first world
series in 86 years...
(yes we may agree with Keith on this one—the owner, Werner,
was the one who put Roseanne on...because he produced her
I’d cut him a break—maybe he was just nervous. Even experienced singers flub the national anthem:
note also that Olbermann was having trouble with a teleprompter...something a certain President has to rely on for a lot of things...
h say can you see / By the dawn’s early light / What so proudly we hail / In the twilight’s last gleaming? / Whose bright stripes and broad stars / In the perilous night / For the ramparts we watched / uh, da-da-da-da-da-daaaa. / And the rocket’s red glare / Lots of bombs in the air / Gave proof to the night / That we still had our flag. / Oh say does that flag banner wave / Over a-a-all that’s free / And the home of the land / And the land of the - FREE!
Hey, Leslie was Canadian anyways.
that’s exactly what i was thinking of.
Did you know Leslie passed away last week?
My adult son was devastated.
Yeah, I thought posting that would be another tribute.
That was brutal, a day in the school of hard knocks for that singer. At least he didn’t grab his crotch.
Have you ever sung in public before? Its easy to forget lyrics under pressure even with songs you have sung countless times, and having a teleprompter there would be worse than forgetting the lyrics.
“I still like that NBA coach who stepped up and helped that little girl who also forgot the words”
That was Blazer coach Mo Cheeks. It was hard to criticize him about anything after that.
Thank you, THANK YOU for posting that link. What an incredibly special moment.YOu could see that girl getting her confidence back thanks to Mo
as Abzero pointed out better to be trying and forget than to trash our national anthem.
wow I love that vid
You rock Mo
and you Rock RMagnus, a very apt name for you
I actually have.
What annoys me at Chiefs games is that the crowd always ends the National Anthem with “And the home of the Chiefs.”
Sorry, but that’s just wrong. I have no idea if that happens at any other stadiums.
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