Today is the three-year anniversary of the debut of Left Shark at Super Bowl 49. He was the dancer in Katy Perry’s halftime show who didn’t exactly stick to the choreography.
The guy inside the costume was Bryan Gaw and he claims he did it ON PURPOSE. “So there’s a set choreography. [But] there’s also what’s called ‘free-style choreography,’ or, like, you get to move around or play your character as a dancer . . .
“I’m in a seven-foot blue shark costume. There’s no cool in that. So, what’s the other option? Well, I’m gonna play a different character.”
In any event, Katy was cool with everything, and he didn’t get fired. And Bryan embraces it. He says he gets only positive feedback over his antics, and he even has it on his résumé.
NPR.org has audio of the whole interview