TORONTO —; A pair of dancing sharks managed to take a bite out of Katy Perry’s performance of “Teenage Dream” during the Super Bowl halftime show on Sunday night. They quickly went viral on social media and were mocked by many for their awkward dance moves.
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The shark on the left even got its own 广州蒲友 account (“I might be left shark, but I’m the right shark for you,” reads his description.)
If you don’t think Sharknado is real, rethink that. I danced in the halftime show, anything is possible. This is your only warning. — Left Shark (@leftshark) February 2, 2015
Now, the men inside the costumes are enjoying global fame.
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The shark to Perry’s right (on the left in photos) was Bryan Gaw and the shark to her left (on the right in photos) was Scott Myrick. Both are regular dancers on Perry’s tours.
Bryan Gaw, pictured in a 广州桑拿网 photo in July 2014. 广州桑拿网 Scott Myrick, pictured in an Instagram photo in November 2014.
Bryan Gaw, pictured in a 广州桑拿网 photo in July 2014.
Scott Myrick, pictured in an Instagram photo in November 2014.
Myrick has defended the pair’s stilted dancing (visibility was “terrible,” he said on reddit) and explained he had only a minute-and-a-half to change from his costume for the “Dark Horse” number to the shark costume for “Teenage Dream.”
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Myrick tweeted about the halftime experience:
And that everyone, is what it feels like to have your heart explode. I’ve never been more proud to be a part of something in my life. — Scott Myrick (@Scott_Myrick) February 2, 2015
Tonight was a feeling and moment in time that I will never, ever forget. Thank you for all the support everyone. ❤️🐬 — Scott Myrick (@Scott_Myrick) February 2, 2015
Gaw tweeted late Sunday:
Yep. The rumors are true. Yours truly. #SuperBowlXLIX #KatyPerryHalftimeShow @ University of Phoenix… 广州蒲友t.co/bWmtfMbmNk — BryanBadass (@BryanGaw) February 2, 2015