We’ve all been there, driving around in our cars, listening to our favorite music. You get lost in the moment, and then you suddenly realize you’re singing a bit more loudly than you meant to, or are dancing a bit more enthusiastically than intended. Maybe another driver or pedestrian has spotted you and gives you a look.
But what can often be an awkward moment for a music-loving driver has become a hilarious viral hit, thanks to the unexpected pairing of an older man and a heavy metal band.
At first, it’s not entirely clear what the man is doing as the person in the car to his left films him through the window. You can see him jerking his head around and thrusting his arm in the air. It almost seems like he might be having a medical emergency.
But soon enough, you can make out the loud sounds of Metallica blasting from his car. It becomes obvious that he’s rocking out, hard.
Seeing someone so enthusiastically enjoying their music is always heartwarming. But this older man doesn’t exactly match what you think of when you hear the term “headbanger,” which is probably why the video has gone so viral. At last count, the brief clip had been viewed over 1.7 million times on YouTube.
What’s your favorite song to listen to while driving?
Check out this older man’s moves, and don’t forget to SHARE the hilarious video on Facebook!