By captainwhiskers - United States - San Francisco
Today, I had a concert. At the end, my conductor was recognizing soloists. When he pointed at me, I was confused, but stood up anyway. It turns out he was pointing at the person behind me. I had to awkwardly sit back down in front of over 500 people. FML
captainwhiskers tells us more :
Hey guys, OP here. Thank you so much for voting for this. So after my conductor pointed at me, I pointed to myself, and he nodded. Apparently the person behind me did the exact same thing. He was alright with it and looking back, it's actually pretty funny. Thanks
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By  Dawnoftime  |  12

Don't worry too much about it. Although the thought of 500 people thinking about you at the same time seems unnerving, I suggest you to just shrug it off and move on.

By  Brandi_Faith  |  33

At first I thought FML, but this is kind of a ydi too. If he was pointing to soloists and you didn't give a solo, why would you assume he was pointing to you and none of the students around, beside, & behind you. Either way it's a FML though because that's super embarrassing. Hope your conductor wasn't too upset.

  NeatNit  |  32

Nervousness (from being on stage) and confusion (from being sure the conductor was, in fact, pointing at them) is a dangerous combination, and can make anyone do rather hasty things.