I was telling my family this story last night, and they encouraged me to document it. It's pretty much the most embarrassing thing that has ever happened to anyone, and I honestly can't believe I'm actually posting this.
When I was in high school, I always auditioned for the musicals. Even though I was never a major character, I enjoyed participating in the play rehearsals and getting all dolled up for opening night. As a sophomore, I was a part of the musical Grease. I can't dance (zero coordination), and I can't act, but I can sing . . . so I was a member of the chorus. The highlight of the play, for me, was the musical number "Beauty School Dropout," and I was pumped to be one of the "beauty school angels."
The choreography of the piece was simple, but it involved running up a couple of stairs which were adjacent to the main stage. In high heels. And a fifties period dress. Although I was apprehensive, the rehearsals went really well, and when opening night came, I was feeling confident.
So, there I was. My hair was curled, my dress fit perfectly, and my shoes looked awesome. The music started playing, and the other "angels" and I started running towards the stage and up the stairs. The following seconds felt like minutes.
As I made my way up the second stair, my shoe caught on an old nail and I ended up falling off of the stage. Remember how I was wearing a dress? Well, the dress fell with me, and ended up revealing way more than I had anticipated sharing with the audience.
When I looked up, I was greeted by the flashing lights of cameras, and laughs of an amused high school audience. Cell phones were in the photo taking position. I knew I wasn't going to live this one down.
I ended up finishing the number with the other 'angels,' but my pride was pretty bruised.
The next day at school, my incident was the hottest news. People were saying I wasn't wearing any underwear, and they'd seen everything (not true). It seemed like everyone had either been texted the picture of me falling (no, I don't have a copy of the picture), or had been to the live performance. My little sister even had people asking her about it at the middle school.
When I look back at the situation now, I laugh. But at the time, I thought I was going to die. Especially when 5 seniors (out of like 15) chose the incident as their most memorable high school experience for the Senior Display.
Well, now I've shared. How about you guys? What is your most embarrassing moment?