One night I stayed up too late and watched a re-run of Conan on TBS. Jason Mraz was the performer, and let me tell you, he’s really perfected his look as a broista*. You know, that guy who works at your local coffee shop who has long hair and a goatee and wears a beanie. He always tells you to have a “blessed day, bro” when he gives you your coffee and he makes you uncomfortable.
Anyway, when I saw the camera pan over this back-up singer, I started laughing. She’s getting paid to sing harmony while sitting on top of a metal box and hitting it with a wire brush. She also uses rhythm band instruments that my music teacher mom uses in her elementary school classes. I thought to myself, “Hey, I’m totally qualified to do that since I sang in choir and played in band in high school and college.” But then I realized that I’d have to go on tour with Jason Mraz and decided against it.
*Sadly, I didn’t invent the term “broista,” but it was originally coined by footagenotfound.