I remember in high school we had a guest colorguard coach come in and he was playing Frou Frou over the gym speakers and I was running late for some reason and everyone was already stretching and warming up all quiet-like when I walked in and I started singing along and dancing and I knew the words and he was like
“YOU!” and I was like “what??” and he was like “YOU KNOW THIS MUSIC” and I was like “YEAH” and he was like “NO ONE ELSE HERE KNOWS THIS MUSIC” and I was like “SHUT YOUR FACE I LOVE THIS MUSIC” and I named the song and he was like “I HAVE THE WHOLE ALBUM” and I was like “DO YOU HAVE THE DELUXE VERSION OR” and he was like “THERE’S A DELUXE VERSION???!??!” and everyone was like
Stopped and looking between us because here I am, a complete nerd to these people, and I didn’t talk about music with them because they are all top 40 people and don’t get me wrong I love me some top 40 but I also like off the beat indie music and no one else really does and I was kind of a keep my head down and follow instructions and don’t rock the boat kind of girl etc
But here’s this instructor, mid 30s cool guy, screaming with me over our love of the same music in the gym and I had never before in my entire life met this man but we knew that he was only with us for the weekend and we needed to learn as much as we could from him and stuff so everyone was excited to impress him.
And he was like “YOU’RE MY FAVORITE” and I smiled and started stretching and felt ideal like hahah suckers to all my friends in my head I felt so validated and such
And then he put on Blue October and I knew the words to them too and he was like SHUT YOUR FACE and I was like WE HAVE THE SAME TASTE IN MUSIC I’M SORRY and he was like HONESTLY FAVORITE and later after the weekend camp was over the head instructor had pulled me aside and wanted to tell me that this guest instructor GUSHED about me like I was AN IDEAL PERSON TO HIM and I was so fuckin validated
That was really freeing to 17 y/o me I s2g.
idk why I wanted to share this I just did
I think about this moment from high school from time to time and it’s actually a p good memory for me
It probably made the rest of the guard hate me