By captainwhiskers - 23/02/2016 12:48 - 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
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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

Top comments

DrProfessor777 16

You weren't really in tune with what was going on, were you?

Should've laughed and acted like it was a big joke


Should've laughed and acted like it was a big joke

That must of been horrific I'm sorry OP. Hopefully nobody will remember in a few weeks.

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.

Not sure if you were confused because you didn't solo... But stay strong! Don't let the embarrassment get to you

Steve97 32

Talk about leaving on a low note.

ellerios82 8

That ended on a sour note, didn't it?

Not that this would make you feel better, but I always watch people like you the rest of the time to see what you'll do next. Quite entertaining.

football98_fml 20

Hopefully the audience keeps it low key

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.

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.