The NCAA March Madness Championship opened with a whimper last night as The Fray sauntered onto the court and promptly butchered the National Anthem. Choosing to play it with a tambourine and bongos may have been a bad enough decision, but the horrifyingly out-of-tune and jangly guitar turned a bad rendition into an atrocity.
From a recent Dallas-Los Angeles Major League Soccer match.
Look, we know she's 11, and we also know that people who pick on children online are contemptible bullies with major insecurities about their sexual organs, etc. etc. But a performance this egregious can be a learning opportunity not only for whoever billed her to open the game, but also for her, that she's not (and shouldn't want to be) Christina Aguilera.
Everyone's favorite children's musician Raffi took on hockey recently (he's Canadian!) and stripped it of the violence and aggression usually found at hockey games. A good way to get kids into the sport without becoming douche canoes, or should he stick to songs about whales?