FEATURED: Epic Sax’s Guy



Epic Sax Guy is a viral video originating from the song “Run Away” as performed by the Moldovan dance/pop trio Sun Stroke Project. This video features saxophonist Sergei Stepanov and his eccentric instrumental and dance on stage at a performance representing Moldova at Eurovision 2010.  Run Away” is a song performed at the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 in May 2010 in Oslo, Norway. The song won the final of the O melodie pentru Europa 2010, that took place on 6 March. It gained the maximum number of points from both the juries and the televotes.  In the contest, it was performed first on the night of the first semi-final, preceding Russia’s Lost and Forgotten and passed to the final.

After the contest, “Run Away” would also become the subject of a major internet meme surrounding the saxophone solos performed by saxophonist Sergey Stepanov, who in a phenomenon similar to Rickroll and Trololo, was dubbed the “Epic Sax Guy” in videos on YouTube, despite a rule prohibiting musical instruments being played on stage

The Man himself

To most people, the man you are about to see is Sergey Stepanov,  To the internet, he’s Epic Sax Guy.  Epic Sax Guy has gone around YouTube for a quite some time now.  Saxroll is  an infinite loop of the same handful of notes, combined with Epic Sax Guy’s Super funny pelvic thrusts.

Epic Sax’s Guy

The Moldova Foundation has recognized the fame of Epic Sax Guy over multiple blog posts.  Epic Sax Guy fever started in Europe, creating a new Moldovan phenomenon. Fan pages and groups on Facebook gathered over 10 000 members in less than a week. The fever hit YouTube where his loop has 45, 50 and even 190 thousand views. There even are sites where the melody is played over and over again. The page managed to get over 83 thousand hits.  The Moldova Foundation has also gone as far as posting a mini FAQ about Stepanov including facts such as his ping-pong hobby and dentophobia.

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