Crying Villanova piccolo player perfectly sums up March Sadness
Your team has just been upset and knocked out of the NCAA tournament. But you have to keep playing your piccolo through your tears. The best you can hope for is that nobody notices.
One of TBS’ cameras caught a member of Villanova’s band crying while playing her instrument after the No. 1 seed Wildcats lost to eighth-seeded North Carolina State 71-68 on Saturday. Which meant that it ended up online.
Later, the piccolo player identified herself via Twitter and said her devotion to Villanova isn’t wavering.
Villanova wildcat till I die, through the smiles and the tears✌️
— Roxanne Chalifoux (@roxiechalifoxie) March 22, 2015
The Internet hasn’t been too sympathetic to her.
ESPN.com referenced "American Pie": "This one time … during the NCAA tournament, No. 1 seed Villanova lost to N.C. State and I became an Internet sensation when cameras showed me crying while playing my piccolo."
Deadspin provided a soundtrack for her pain with Celine Dion’s "My Heart Will Go On."
And there was a tweet or two.
When you're in JK Simmons' band. pic.twitter.com/VSUVvQpXHy
— Charlie (@CharlieNYK) March 22, 2015
Drinking game: Take a shot every time u see the Villanova piccolo player being sad on your TL *probably die in a minute*
— Emma Farrell (@efarrell42) March 22, 2015
Does that Villanova piccolo player have a book deal yet?
— Blake Hounshell (@blakehounshell) March 22, 2015
Say what you will about the #Villanova student playing her flute/piccolo through the tears, but that's damn impressive. Respect.
— Charles Clymer (@cmclymer) March 22, 2015
— Troy Hughes™ (@TommySledge) March 22, 2015
A person crying and playing the piccolo is not funny. Now, someone crying and playing a slide whistle? HILARIOUS.
— SPENCER HALL (@edsbs) March 22, 2015
When you're with your current piccolo but deep down you know you're still not over your old piccolo. pic.twitter.com/NUZKhTbPnN
— Rob Fee (@robfee) March 22, 2015
You keep rockin Villanova piccolo girl.
— ChristopherDReed (@Chrisreed619) March 22, 2015