When Facebook first introduced the concept of live streaming I was like
There's no way this feature would be useful or people would watch it. There's just no way. As tempting as it was to try, I just kept telling myself I would embarrass myself. Or if I did it once, I would get addicted to it.
I would get notifications other people were live. And granted there weren't a lot of people that tried it out. But, the ones I did see weren't all that good. So every time I thought I should live stream something, I just continued to run away... Until...
It's Tufts first EVER night game! They brought in huge lights for it. The crowd was riled up. I had never seen such a large crowd for a non-homecoming football game! (Turns out this crowd was bigger this year because the weather for homecoming was crappy and nobody wants to watch football in the rain.) But anyway! "Such school spirit!" I thought to myself. "I must document it."
So, that's what I did. I went live. I was for sure nervous. "What if it turns out to be dumb and I just make a fool out of myself??" I was skeptical.
But, I chose the perfect moment: half time from the pep band. Yup, I hope you didn't forget I am in the pep band and I love every minute of it.
During half time, the pep band usually plays 3-4 longer songs such as Get Lucky (Daft Punk), All Star (Smash Mouth), etc. I was all ready to film all of these classic songs when suddenly! After the first song! We were stopped by the music on the loud speakers. And I thought to myself, "This is it. This is going to be super awkward now because I've been filming for all of 3 minutes and now there's nothing to film..."
Pep band's always got my back though. Everyone was super excited about going live. I watched it the next day like
I won't lie. I was pretty impressed with how it turned out.
Although the sound quality could've been better...
The one thing I didn't realize was that once you go live, all of your Facebook friends get a notification that you're live (which explains why I kept getting notifications about it). I was pretty horrified at first, that so many people would be able to watch. But I received nothing but positive feedback, which was awesome.
Now, I can never go Facebook Live again because I'm happy with this video being my Facebook Live legacy.
Here's the video, if you're so curious as to see what goes down in the pep section during football games.