Who knew that Spider-Man liked to dance to Take On Me? I suppose that even the friendly neighborhood wallcrawler would be able to get down and boogie every now and then. He’s certainly in good enough shape to perform the moves and he’s never been that shy about performing in front of a crowd. But I don’t recall the last time I saw him in public just getting down to a popular 80’s band. These lucky people got a treat then to see Spidey shaking his groove thing to the music just for fun it would seem, and now I’m jealous….kind of, well, maybe not.
Throughout his long run as a Marvel superhero Spider-Man has been known as kind of an outgoing hero but not so much when he’s not donning the mask. For instance you wouldn’t find Peter Parker cutting a rug inside a store probably. It’s easier to be a little more outgoing when people don’t know who you are and can’t recognize you I suppose, which is pretty true but kind of sad in a way. Spider-Man though has always been known as the kind of person that plays to the crowd and doesn’t shy away since he’s out to do whatever he can to help people. In fact throughout a lot of his superhero career he’s been pretty talkative and almost always has something witty to say.
That makes me wonder if the person under the mask in this case would be able to perform just as well without costume on or if they gained a small measure of confidence while donning the suit and entertaining people in this fashion. It’s something to think about at least but there would be no way to know unless the person managed to get up the courage to do it again. Some folks though have that kind of confidence and will gladly showboat in front of people whether it’s for attention or just for fun. It’s a quality that a lot of us would like to have but for some reason try to suppress since a lot of us feel that we might be publicly shamed or laughed at if we attempted something like this. That’s too bad really since this looks like it’s making a lot of people’s day and could be something that they’ll talk about for a while to come.
Personally Spider-Man has been one of my favorites for a long time and I do recall seeing the hero during a Toys R Us grand opening, but regrettably he wasn’t dancing. In fact he didn’t have a lot of room to do so since he was hemmed in on all sides by kids. But wherever Spider-Man shows up people tend to pay attention, and if he decides to get down and show people his moves you know the cameras are going to come out and you’ll see online eventually. People love to watch a spectacle no matter what it might be. I mean come on, it’s Spider-Man.