Sometimes when I see a National Anthem screw-up I can’t help but wonder how often this happened before the internet era. I’m sure musicians and artists messed up singing the National Anthem just as often 20 or 30 years ago, but it was much easier to keep a secret. If you make a mistake now the world knows about it before you can even say “and the home of the brave.” Oh well.
The latest viral mess-up victim is the famous Cyndi Lauper, who decided to not incorporate the words “were so gallantly streaming” during her rendition on Saturday at the U.S. Open. Check out the Cyndi Lauper National Anthem screw-up video, courtesy of Busted Racquet: