The kids, students at the Grosse Pointe Music Academy in Michigan, eventually made it through the song

We’ve all been there.

By “there,” we mean “mortifying incident in front of peers.” A few members of the Grosse Pointe Music Academy in Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan, were performing as the Rubber Band, playing a cover of Weezer‘s “Undone (The Sweater Song),” which for these kids surely has to qualify as “classic rock.”

It didn’t go as planned.

Part of what makes the video so endearing is the look of instant, pre-teen terror on the keyboardist’s face when his instrument falls to the ground, or the deer-in-headlights look of the rest of the band.

It’s okay, kids – it’s a long climb to the top of the charts, and we’re sure even The Beatles had days like this when they were playing the Cavern Club.

And, in the interest of fairly representing the Rubber Band’s talent and/or onstage luck, we’d like to note that yes, they did finish the song. And it was great.

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