Buskers on busy streets are an ordinary part of everyday life, but when one-year-old Boone decided to jam with them, the band’s set quickly became extraordinary. When Boone’s mum Stephanie took him to Jackson Square in New Orleans, she didn’t expect that by the time they left, Boone would be a superstar! As they strolled along, they came to a group of brass musicians performing in the square. With a lack of embarrassment that only a toddler can truly possess, little Boone ran over to them and began an impromptu jamming session.
Seeming to fancy himself as a trombone player, Boone mimicked his movements using a slide whistle. He’s so happy and committed to his performance you need to look again to be sure he doesn’t have a trombone. The way he moves is incredible too. At only a year old, he seems to have an intuitive grasp of the music and how to move his body to it. Maybe he’s a child prodigy in the making, or perhaps we’re all born knowing these things but sadly lose them as we get older.
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Whichever it is, it’s obvious the crowd and the band themselves are loving his performance. The trumpeter stands at the front and gives him a big thumbs up as they play together. Then, as the music kicks up a notch, Boone really busts out his best moves, swaying his hips to the beat. He seems every bit as focused on his playing and dancing as the band are.
When the music stops, the band’s leader raises his arms to salute a fantastic performance and encourages the audience to applaud. Stephanie, who obviously couldn’t be prouder of her son, said later, “Boone received so many smiles and cheers from so many folks; it was the most beautiful thing I think I’ve ever seen.”
As she headed over to retrieve her budding rock star, however, Boone proved unwilling to give up the limelight. Instead, he quickly tries to make his escape to continue the fun. She soon catches him, though and leads him away. If this little boy is so amazing as a toddler, I think we all need to watch out for him hitting our screens in future.