'Rave gurner' admits he had no clue about viral video until his boss showed it to him on Monday morning
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If you needed more of a reason to block your bosses from seeing your social media stories or invoke a 'No camera' policy ahead of New Year's Eve, then this it it.
Shaun Jackson - a.k.a. 'Rave gurner guy' - went viral on social media after a promo cameraman took a video of him partying away with a rather hard-to-ignore expression on his face.
Prepare to leap to the privacy settings on your Instagram stories:
Given what he was on that night and how rough he must have been feeling the next day, it's hardly a surprise Jackson wasn't aware of the footage directly after it was taken.
That is, until he walked into work a few days later and his boss showed it to him.
On an episode of Flexxed TV's Podcast, Jackson explained he walked back into work one Monday morning after a heavy - and now highly public - weekend to come face-to-face with Danny, his boss but also thankfully his 'mate'.
Jackson revealed: "He [Danny] come to me and he said, 'Oh my god you had a good night Saturday night didn't you?'"
After asking his boss how he knew he'd had a good Saturday night, Jackson explained Danny turned around and asked him whether or not he'd seen the viral video of himself.
The viral video - first posted in 2019 - shows Jackson at an event called Bounce By The Ounce hosted at Rumes bar in Preston.
You can watch the infamous clip below:
Jackson told Flexxed TV he hadn't actually suggested going out that night but had been convinced to by others.
With a love for playing up to cameras, Jackson decided to act silly in front of one he spotted during the event.
Little did he know the colossal impact his joking around would have.
By Monday morning - two days after the club night - the video had amassed over 300,000 views 'or something' according to Jackson.
"By Wednesday night, it had 2.5 million or something and then it just kept carrying on," Jackson explains.
The four-second clip of Jackson - recorded as part of a promo video for a nightclub in 2014 - was reportedly sold by the cameraman for £10,000 to a film company according to Jackson, who says he didn't make any money off it himself at all.
At least he got a jolly fun night out of it eh?
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Topics: Viral, Social Media, YouTube