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Something Wonderful: The Anthem Sung From All Floors In Louisville Hotel

Had a proud #American moment tonight. Woke up in my hotel hearing a lot of noise outside in the lobby. I went out and found this. The Kentucky State Choir Finals schools are all staying at my hotel. They decided to sing the National Anthem together on every single floor. #Amazing

Posted by Garrett Mager on Wednesday, February 7, 2018

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – (5) Garrett Mager – Had a proud #American moment tonight. “Woke up in my hotel hearing a lot of noise outside in the lobby. I went out and found this. The Kentucky State Choir Finals schools are all staying at my hotel. They decided to sing the National Anthem together on every single floor.” #Amazing

He said that he witnessed a “proud #American moment tonight” when he heard the performance live, and it seems many others who watched Mager’s video agreed.

Not only has the video been shared more than 600,000 times since Wednesday, Feb. 7, it’s also been watched more than 24 million times.

Alert the Authorities!

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  • Suburbanbanshee February 11, 2018, 5:29 PM

    That was gorgeous, and well-controlled in both tempo and harmony. The hotel acoustics sound amazing — like a chimney, or an organ pipe!

    Things went a little crazy at the end — sopranos gotta do their thing, and coloraturas really gotta do their stratosphere thing — but in a good way!

  • Rob De Witt February 11, 2018, 5:50 PM

    Things went a little crazy at the end — sopranos gotta do their thing, and coloraturas really gotta do their stratosphere thing — but in a good way!

    One must forgive them; they have resonance where their brains ought to be.
    – Anna Russell

  • Monty James February 11, 2018, 5:57 PM

    A beautiful rendition, made gorgeously eery by the unusual setting.

    Every once in a while someone suggests changing the Anthem from the Banner, to “America the Beautiful.” That must never be allowed to happen. “America the Beautiful” is about all the great stuff we’ve got–spacious skies, amber waves of grain, mountain’s majesty–or urging God to shed his grace on little ol’ deserving us. Yay us! We rock!

    Whereas the Banner is about toil, and danger, an uncertain effort to retain our liberty when it is in the balance. No guarantees, except the requirement that we will have to earn this. A reminder that what we have was bought at dear cost, by those who didn’t know how it would all turn out as they bled, and cried, and the darkness grew around them.

    And the most unimportant thing is how hard it is to sing. Those kids did a fine job.

  • edaddy February 11, 2018, 6:18 PM

    This is why the Left just as well stay the hell out of flyover country.

  • Dan Patterson February 11, 2018, 6:36 PM

    Oh FU@# yes!
    Proud and happy to be here, in (yes) The Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave.
    When the men that crewed the doomed Shermans at Kassarine Pass, the men in the ships and aircraft of the forces at Midway, and the shoeless patriots overwhelming the Hessians at Trenton breathed their last there were other men bent on domination and tyranny dancing on their graves.
    The least we can do is supply an air of pride and joy for the rare corner of the globe that is free. And only because of the sacrifice of uncountable numbers of souls.
    That was a beautiful rendition, masterfully scored and tastefully presented.

  • rlc February 11, 2018, 9:05 PM

    USA! USA! USA!

  • Lynne Wolfe February 11, 2018, 10:04 PM

    This was truly wonderful. It brought tears to my eyes, and I’m a Canadian!

  • Jayne February 12, 2018, 5:16 AM

    Wonderful
    29 million views at this time
    710k + shares

  • Larry Geiger February 12, 2018, 5:53 AM

    Way to go Kentucky.

  • IdahoBob February 12, 2018, 8:03 AM

    One of my pet peeves is links that take you to restricted sites where you must sign in to see them. It is odd to me that facebook would block the viewing of a simple video with there advertisement/request that you sign in. Why? I understand ‘somewhat’ why the various newspapers do this they are trying to generate revenue to save their sorry newspapers. But even then it is kinda offensive. They lured you in with the promise to see something then they put out their hand expecting payment of some kind. OK, I get it, the classic bait and switch. We implied that it would be free, just come look they said, and then the demands. Why? It makes me wonder if at some level high in the office building of facebook a meeting of executives got together and said “I know how we can get people to join facebook. We will lure them in with false claims and then extort them. That should make them eager to become facebook members, right?

  • John The River February 12, 2018, 8:15 AM

    Just clear the overlay by clicking “No Thanks” and enjoy the music.

  • Patvann February 12, 2018, 10:47 AM

    If you want to hear it in-person, go to the same hotel next year, as it has become a tradition.

  • ArmChair Sinner February 12, 2018, 2:45 PM

    ‘Tis the best earworm yet inflicted: other bottlenecked drivers smile slyly whilst I loudly sing to not-myself, apparently. Damn good show, chorus rats, well done, even from the Rebukes of California.

  • Ten February 13, 2018, 7:44 AM

    I’m baffled by our recent national anthem fetish. No disrespect intended, and it’s lovely that the Kentucky State Choir schools did this thing, but musically it’s a terrible song and it given how poorly patriotic types do in managing free constitutional republics the rest of the time, all this anthem revering comes off as reactionary nationalism.

    Not saying patriotism is the last refuge of scoundrels – which for them it is – but this recent spate of emoting is goofy, especially for a nation that’ll turn right around and elect another Marxist as soon as the next moderately slick one presents itself.

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