It was only three years ago when Katy Perry headlined the Super Bowl halftime show and introduced the world to the infamous left shark. The identity of the person in the shark suit has always remained a mystery…until now.
Left Shark, whose real name is Bryan Gaw, sat down for an interview with NPR, where he explained why he decided to forget his choreography and do his own thing.
"So there's a set choreography, there's also what's called free-style choreography, or, like, you get to move around or play your character as a dancer,” Gaw says. “I'm in a 7-foot blue shark costume. There's no cool in that. So what's the other option? Well, I'm gonna play a different character.”
Gaw said he intended his moves to be a little goofy but in the end it wound up being goofier than expected, because he was on “a maximum stage!"
And while social media couldn’t get enough of him, for the most part it’s been all good. “Actually I don't get any negative feedback from it,” he says. “If anything, people are, like, 'Whoa, that's so cool!' "