Seriously, stop everything and watch how this bus driver performs the ultimate photobomb during the recording of a one-in-a-lifetime event by a major TV station.
The Georgia Dome, one of the largest domed stadiums in the US, was set to be demolished on Tuesday morning with nearly 5,000 pounds of explosives.
The 80,000 capacity stadium opened in 1992 and held two Super Bowls, the 1996 Olympic Basketball games, several international soccer friendlies, three Final Four NCAA Basketball tournaments, and countless high profile concerts.
Hundreds of people gathered to give their last farewell to the mammoth structure that had become one of Atlanta’s most beloved symbols. Nostalgic fans were even forking out more than US$600 (AUS$790) dollars to get hold of a pair of seats from the former home of the Atlanta Falcons.
The dome will be replaced by the $1.6 billion (AUS$2.1 billion) Mercedes-Benz Stadium located just 83 feet away.
The Weather Channel spent weeks hyping the event and sent their crew to record the historic moment with high-speed cameras. They even had a live 40-minute special broadcast just outside the dome ahead of the explosion.
Anxiety levels going through the roof, tension at breaking point and then it finally happens. You hear the countdown through the speakers, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 explosion starts, history in the making, all those hours of careful planning finally paying off… but wait, “No, bus, get out the way! Bus! Jesus, get out of the way, bus! Are you…you… ARRGHHH. What the f-…God damn it. Damn, lady!”
— Brett Taylor (@Brett_A_Taylor) November 20, 2017
The brilliant photobomb quickly trended on social media, and soon enough, the bus turned into a meme.
Today's Georgia Dome implosion isn't the first time the MARTA bus had terrible timing pic.twitter.com/pNSyY5fPQf
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) November 21, 2017
REALLY, MARTA?! pic.twitter.com/t2D6dXX9lc
— Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) November 21, 2017
Final from San Antonio: pic.twitter.com/WaGJIU1Ins
— Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) November 21, 2017
Worried you might miss your flight? Just check the boards… 😉 pic.twitter.com/4vQy7b1OcZ
— Atlanta Airport (@ATLairport) November 21, 2017
The one time the MARTA bus is on time
— julie b (@reSISTERhood9) November 20, 2017
Thankfully, other stations did manage to capture the unique event.
But my question here is: is this the work of an international photobomb master?