A fan-usher dance-off at the Palace of Auburn Hills Tuesday was epic, and that’s putting it lightly. When the Detroit Pistons hosted the New York Knicks, an 11-year-old fan and an usher were captured by the “Dance Cam” putting on their best moves. The footage was so incredible, it’s garnered over 3 million viral views on YouTube, according to a Nov. 25 People report.
What do a fan, usher (not the R&B singer) and an intuitive camera crew at an NBA game have in common? Well, for starters, try a pure magic dance-off.
Watch the epic dancing battle video on You Tube.
Antwain Alexander, 11, a devout Pistons fan finally got his wish to be in the spotlight during a home game at the Palace. But little did he know, the moment would be forever enshrined in amateur dance history.
A cameraman panned over to Alexander while “Rock This Party (Everybody Dance Now)” was playing on the overhead system and, as he’s always wanted, young Antwain went to work.
He had been trying to get that dance cam to be on him throughout the whole entire game,” said his father.
Unbeknownst to the dancing phenom, the camera was going back and forth between him and an usher.
His name is Shannon Sailes, but fans know him as the “Dancing Usher” at all Pistons games. And it all began purely on accident.
As Shannon reports, when he first began his job as an usher, the “Dance Cam” captured him busting a move to some tunes. Instantly, fans loved it and from that moment on, higher ups agreed to allow him to do what he does best when the camera puts him on the large screen.
He’s grown so big in popularity that he often draws large crowds outside as he cuts a mean rug on the streets ahead or Pistons home games.
As 20,000 in attendance watched, the fan and usher’s dance-off was taking on a life of its own.
He was, like, doing his moves and everything, and then they went back to me and I stood up and I said, ‘Come on!'” Antwain said.
He was talking my crowd. So it was time for me to step up. This is my house, you know,” said Sailes.
In the end, the usher applauded the young dancing sensation and did the diplomatic thing by offering some parting words: “Overall, he’s a young man, talented, got so much going for himself. He’s the winner.”
On the fan, usher dance-off, who do you think won the battle?
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