People are put into one of two camps when it comes to being put on the spot in front of thousands of people.
Camp 1: People who think on their feet and confidently steal the show.
Camp 2: People who become so overwhelmed with emotion they vomit all over themselves and the people around them.
While I’d love to see a kiss cam video where people from Camp 2 are highlighted, this video, from Game 7 of the NHL’s Western Conference Semi-Final in 2013, highlights people thinking flawlessly on their feet — especially the woman at 0:33, who goes way above and beyond call of duty for your average kiss cam photo-op.
I’ve never been put on the kiss-cam, so I don’t know how I’d react. The only time I’ve been put on the spot in front of thousands of people was when a home run at a Blue Jays game was hit directly to me. The ball bounced off my palm and back onto the field of play. People laughed and pointed. Someone made a paper airplane and threw it at the back of my head. I’ve never felt so alone surrounded by so many people.
Anyway…before I go too deep down that rabbit hole of despair, let’s wrap up commentary about the video at hand. The last thing I’ll say is this:
If you’re are featured in anything with David Beckham and the spotlight is on you and not him and his immaculate hair and boyish smile, you’re a boss.