The web bought a brand new people hero yesterday when a Reddit person managed to Rick Roll Rick Astley himself.
The enjoyable started when the web’s favourite ’80s pop star stopped by Reddit, the place he posts underneath the title u/ReallyRickAstley, to share an previous photograph he dug up whereas spending time at dwelling throughout coronavirus-related lockdowns. The picture was a photograph of the younger pop star using round on a bicycle backstage in Las Vegas on his very first tour.
I’ve discovered just a few humorous reminiscences throughout lockdown. That is from my 1st tour in 89, backstage in Vegas. from r/pics
After posting the flashback image, Astley, who’s a little bit of a Reddit common and legend thanks to a couple well-known interactions with followers on the location, caught round to speak with followers and reply questions. Whereas most followers have been thrilled to see the singer partaking on the location, and loads of followers have been posting his well-known lyrics, it was one person, often called u/theMalleableDuck, who gained the day. The person claimed they’d met Astley backstage after they have been 12 and posted a hyperlink presumably to a photograph of the 2 of them kicking it at a live performance. That was not it in any respect although. When Astley clicked on the hyperlink, what he bought was Rick rolled.
As most individuals who’ve frolicked on the web know, Rick rolling is when a hyperlink to some related web site or data is swapped with a hyperlink to Astley’s 1987 single, “By no means Gonna Give You Up”. So when he clicked on the Reddit hyperlink, he instantly heard his personal dulcet tones singing, “You’re no stranger to like”, the opening line of the tune. The trick was so seamlessly good that Astley had no selection however to applaud it by posting a clap emoji, after which known as out the intelligent person in his log off submit, saying, “u/theMalleableDuck I salute you!” It was the least he may do for a newly-minted web legend.