Thursday, January 30, 2014

Throwback Thursday: January 30, 2011: Kris sings the National Anthem at the Pro Bowl in Hawaii

Every Thursday we take a look back at Kris' career via video.

This week we go back exactly three years to the Pro Bowl in Hawaii, where Kris performed the National Anthem. This ended up being an excellent and unique performance, and quite the media-fest for us!

Let's take a look back:

Pre-Show Shenanigans:

Back then we were "Krinjalists" and everything was so DIY. We had to figure out everything for ourselves! (It's still kind of that way at times, lol. But at least Kris fans can find me in search now.) And with me not being the biggest football fan, I really didn't know how the Pro Bowl worked. Luckily - we got an assist and a Kris spotting from the Pro Bowl's pre-show musical act:

Here's an awesome picture taken by Kris' then manager, Lizzie, of Kris with Johnny Rzesnik of the Goo Goo Dolls during the festivities:

And I think a lot of you loved this picture when it first came out:

(Source: Kent Nishimura/Getty Images North America)

The Performance:

Kris put a nice Hawaiian spin on the anthem, assisted by adorable schoolchildren. He got a lot of compliments and trended on Twitter organically (i.e., not intentionally fan-generated but just people watching the Pro Bowl) for awhile

You can download an mp3 here.

Some Bonus Good Stuff:
Here's my favorite thing of all of this:

.gif by Gracefulally

And my other favorite thing:

Enjoy! Remember, if you are going to any of the February shows, please let me know so I can add you to the twitter lists!