When I was in high school, my friend and I filmed these short YouTube videos we creatively named The Brianna and Hannah Show. Basically, we obnoxiously discussed various topics in our lives for about 5 minutes and would end with a freestyle rap of some sort. Note: I use the term “freestyle rap” very, very loosely.
During our choir trip to Europe, we decided that we needed to film a special episode while in Italy. We chose St. Mark’s Square in Venice to be the backdrop of our shenanigans.
With our dear friend, Katie, behind the camera, we opened with the topic of Italian men. We assumed we’d be able to catch one on camera and possibly strike up a conversation. We spent about a whole minute of film time searching for some Italian Stallion to focus in on.
Nope. Only tourists. Mediocre-looking ones at that.
So then we moved on to talk about some interesting facts we had learned about a building in St. Mark’s Square.
The whole video is probably only 6 minutes long. We closed with our traditional rap: Hannah far out-rhyming me per usual. As soon as we ended and struck dramatic poses, we were greeted with unexpected applause. I remember breaking from the pose and looking around, surprised at all the smiling faces that had surrounded us.
I guess, during that whole time, we never realized people were actually paying attention to a small group of teenage girls acting like complete goofs.
And that’s the time I accidentally became a street performer in Venice. Hey Hannah, maybe next time we’ll have to put a hat out and collect some euros 🙂