What can you do inside? Millions of people the world over are faced with that question right now as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. You could stream movies and TV shows via streaming platforms, sure. You could mindlessly surf the internet for hours on end. Maybe you could read a book, take a nap … there are plenty of ideas, but none of them are quite as good as playing the drum solo to Phil Collins‘ “In the Air Tonight” by slamming drawers and kitchen cabinets, something that’s caught on via the social media platform TikTok this week.
Don’t believe us? Well, here’s proof:
And another one:
In The Air Tonight drum solo: Quarantine edition pic.twitter.com/iwfHikau0d
— Classic Dad Moves (@classicdad) March 31, 2020
This amazing bit of execution borne out of the boredom of self-isolation and quarantine from home made the rounds this week on social media, and it’s just delightful — especially these guys’ demeanor throughout. No smiling, no (visible or audible) giggling, just serious focus and determination.
Plus — all those drawers had to be slammed at precisely the right time. There was no margin for error, no sir.
“In the Air Tonight” boasts one of the most iconic drum moments ever recorded, the song’s haunting approach building and building until that explosion of energy. Recreating it takes effort, but the payoff is immense when done right:
— AutumnHeather (@HeatherAutumn42) April 1, 2020
Sometimes — just sometimes — it can even happen without any effort, thanks to a deer’s curious decision to literally walk through a playset:
Whatever the provocation, whatever the means, thank you, people (and animal kingdom) for the laughs. We’ve seen a boon in online memes and videos trying to bring some much needed levity to our current reality … whether in the form of this silliness set to America’s “A Horse With No Name”:
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We love to see some of you are getting creative with your time at home! To @maravannes & @sem_jonkers, thanks for brightening our week, this is fantastic! Send us videos if America has been helping you pass the time inside, it warms our hearts to know we’re all in this together. ♥️♥️♥️
Using the Beatles’ Abbey Road artwork as a social distancing joke:
Recreating classic album art through the social distancing lens:
And so on. Keep ’em coming, everybody!