Nothing says love quite like Tony Allen singing ‘Whoomp! (There It Is)’
It is, I assume, every Memphis couple’s dream to be serenaded by The Grindfather at their engagement.
For Duane Stewart and Joi Pescatelli, that fantasy became reality on Tuesday night, when the former proposed to the latter at Grizzlies defender extraordinaire Tony Allen’s charity karaoke event to benefit JIFF, Inc. — a local non-profit organization that provides intervention services for troubled youths.
While one karaoke competitor submitted the worst rendition of Louis Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World” you’ll ever hear, Allen made up for it with the only song everybody can universally agree captures what it feels like to be a young couple in love — Tag Team’s 1993 classic “Whoomp! (There It Is).”
Ah, yes, what better way to celebrate the first day of the rest of their lives than Allen’s dulcet tones singing the lyrics: “There’s a party over here, a party over there; wave your hands in the air, shake your derriere; these three words when you’re gettin’ busy: Whoomp, there it is. Hit me.” Swoon away.
So, congrats Duane and Joi. We can only hope Zach Randolph is available to officiate the wedding.
(h/t SB Nation)
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