I love a good scream.
Not a fight scream, or a panic scream, nothing horrible like that. The screams I am referring too are of the happy variety.
We've all gone to concerts, and we scream until we lose our voice.
We see a famous person, and we instantly raise the octaves and squeal with excitement!
I'm not just talking a "HEY COOL IT'S SO AND SO" - I'm talking more about like...
"OH MY GOD!!! AHHHHHHHHH!!! WOOOOOOO!!! BESTTTTTT!!!!!! AHHHHHHHHH!!! w-AHHHHHH!!!!!!!!! WOOOOOO WOOOOOOO!!!!"
More like that. When I was at the Drake concert last year, and Jay-Z and Eminem walked out on stage, I screamed like I was being chased by a pack of murderous wolves. Kelly Clarkson? Oh yah. I'm screamin' at her too. All of 'em. Line up the famous people, and I will scream at them one by one. Scream until my lungs hurt, and until I go to work with zero ability to communicate verbally with anyone. It's not that I am screaming at them because they stepped on my new shoe - no, no, no. I'm just opening my mouth, and making loud noises, because .... I..... have no idea why!!!
Last night, when my amazing friend Kira won VIP Tickets to The Commodore Ballroom downtown to watch the game - there was no shortage of screaming. This led me to think about how we scream at TV's and we scream at hockey teams - and how this doesn't seem to be a strange ritual to anyone?! If I was an alien watching our planet - I'd be confused. How would they know that when we scream at good things, we call it "cheering" and not fighting? It probably looks pretty similar.. I'm confused already...
But of course it's not strange. Find me someone who wouldn't scream if they caught a flying hockey puck, or got a portion of lead singers water bottle spit to land on their arm?! These are both scream-worthy moments.
If you tell me you don't scream - I will say you're a liar. I would love for someone to please explain why we do this?! Is it pent up excitement?! Is it trying to get celebrity attention, among a sea of a thousand screams?! Is it because we all have a little 'psycho' inside of us?!
Regardless of the reason, we'll continue to do it. May as well start with one of these:
"GO CANUCKS GO!"
Lord knows we'll be needing the practice in the next few weeks...