HARMONY CITY — We all know (or you personally are) that one superfan who is over-the-top devoted to a single band or musician.
He or she has memorized the lyrics to all the songs, including bootlegged and deep-cuts; knows the first, middle and last names of all the band members, producers and collaborators; and he or she can’t stop talking about when his or her musical obsession is next coming to town.
If the superfan is also musically inclined, he or she will spend loads of time learning to play one or all the parts of as many songs as possible.
At about the 45-second mark in the video, Mraz stops mid-song to call a young man named Stan onto the stage. Not knowing anything about Stan’s musical experience, other that he had a shaker with him, Mraz sets him up with a fool-proof acoustic pattern as accompaniment.
Stan appears confident, even deviating slightly from the pattern as Mraz plays the song intro. But once the lyrics start at the two-minute mark, Stan jumps in unabashedly and in absolute perfect harmony with Mraz throughout the entire song, all while keeping his shaker shaking expertly.
Mraz’s face says it all.