U. Off Tennessee ‘security guards’ block dance team suddenly joins routine, wow crowd | Techno Glob


A man disguised as a security guard at a college football game surprised fans when he began disrupting a dance team’s performance – only to suddenly perform the routine with them and completely wow the crowd.

The Tennessee Volunteers dance team shared a video of the moment during the Tennessee Volunteers’ game against the Kentucky Wildcats at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee on Saturday.

In the video, one of the dancers on the team is seen bumping into the man in the blue shirt, later identified as Michael Galion. This leads to a bit of commotion before the disguised security guard dances, causing the crowd to erupt in cheers.

“LEGENDDDDDD!!!!!” One person commented on the video.

“Watched it all – you fooled me! Loved it!!” wrote another.

“We were all watching in the stands going crazy like what idiots were doing and then BAM it was epic and we all went crazy!!! Bravo,” a third person commented on the video of the dance team.

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Photo by Michael Galion Oct 29 A screengrab of a video performed with the University of Tennessee Dance Team in Knoxville, Tennessee on 2022. (Credit: Beach Galloway via Storyful)

Galion, who the dance team tagged in the post, isn’t actually a security guard. But he technically performed as one for a period of time.

“At halftime, I changed into an Axis security shirt. I ‘worked’ as sideline security throughout the third quarter, patrolling the front of the student section and the front of the dance team,” Galion wrote on his Instagram.

The seven-time national champion Tennessee dance team wanted to try something new. And so, the team members who were friends of Galion remembered him for a special role.

“The spirit program at UT reached out to me and explained that they wanted to do a ‘bit’ at the next game that involved some acting and dancing, and I was the first person that came to mind,” Galion wrote.

Galion said he noticed the commotion as he walked up to the dancers and stood in the middle of their performance.

“Why are you in the way?”, he told WBIR-TV. “And then when it flipped, their reaction was really shock and awe.”

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Photo by Michael Galion Oct 29 A screengrab of a video performed with the University of Tennessee Dance Team in Knoxville, Tennessee on 2022. (Credit: Beach Galloway via Storyful)

Tennessee dance team coach Kelly Tafazoli told WBIR-TV that she knew Galion didn’t just look the part of a security guard, but “he was a very talented dancer.”

Galion called the performance a “dream come true” and noted how he applied to both Tennessee and Kentucky for their cheer programs.

“While visiting UT, I remember walking around the corner of campus, seeing monumental Neyland Stadium and thinking ‘I’m choosing UT because I’m going to cheer on that side one day,'” Galion wrote on Instagram. “Well, as a vulnerable and weak freshman I never tried out for the team, and I always regret not fulfilling my childhood dream.”

To perform with the dance troupe in front of 105,000 people, he thanked Tafazzoli and the team for “allowing me to check a box on my bucket list and making the 17-year-old in me feel alive.”

This story was reported from Cincinnati.





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