The Awesome Threesome: 70+-Year-Old Nursing Home Residents Performance Goes Viral
Talent Night at the nursing home is not quite something which is the talk of the town and get spectators lining up for entry hours before the time. It is, however, something to be excited about for the residents, to see their elderly friends talents which they did not know they have, or might have had before the unfortunate deterioration of time.
Then there are always the few who have convinced themselves that they have actually acquired new talents in their old age. This may include anything from tricks to do with their walking sticks or weird things they can do with the false teeth.
One such performance found its way out of Leisure World nursing home Seal Beach, California in 2009, onto YouTube, and became a viral sensation with nearly 16 million views. Three senior gentlemen, in the 70+ years category, enter the stage wearing black trousers, black shoes, white socks, and white T-shirts.
With hands on their aching and bent-over backs, they follow each other in single file onto the stage under the dramatic musical accompaniment of the Star Wars main theme. Each standing in front of the chair with their backs turned to the audience; they patiently wait for the music to complete.
Then the performance music blasts over the microphones. The Awesome Threesome shows their friends, to their absolute joy and delight, what they are still capable of. An unmissable performance, maybe a bit in slow motion, but memorable enough to become a viral sensation.