When Edmonton Anthem Singer Brett Kissel’s microphone inexplicably died on him, he only had one alternative – turn to the fans. It was a bold move.
He was supposed to sing the Star Spangled Banner, the US National Anthem, in front of a sold out Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, before the biggest hockey game of the year, Game 3 between the hosting Oilers and the Anaheim Ducks.
Thankfully, the 18, 347 fans took his queue and, in one of the classiest moves you’ll see this year, began singing another country’s theme song themselves.
Anaheim went on to win the game 6-3, but it was a moment that encapsulates who we are as Canadians and what we’re all about.