2017 BET Awards
SF Giants Fan Keeps 'Believing' with Journey Spoof
The San Francisco Giants are one win away from beating the Texas Rangers and clinching the World Series. Rookie Madison Bumgarner pitched a gem for the team last night, and Cy Young winner Tim Lincecum is taking the mound tonight. Needless to say, 'Frisco fans are feeling pretty good.
The joy of the Giants' improbable title run is captured in this rocking fan video that mixes the music of Journey's "Don't Stop Believing" with actor/musician Ashkon Davaran's loving Bay Area baseball lyrics.
The 3:29 clip includes shots of Journey playing onstage, San Francisco fans singing along to the band's ubiquitous hit, and of course, Davaran belting his love for the Giants while facing the camera. "Black and orange 'til I die!" the San Francisco native sings while draping a "rally thong" around his head.
The video has earned 1.5 million YouTube views since being posted on Oct. 10, after the Giants had just squeaked into the postseason by trumping the San Diego Padres. "NL West Division champions / Feels good, but we ain't stopping here," Davaran sings prophetically.
Aside from writing Giants tunes, Davaran has worked as a substitute teacher and put in time at a nonprofit that gives theatrical training to underprivileged children, the San Francisco Weekly reports. If his Giants ode keeps earning YouTube hits, however, Davaran's good work may ultimately result in a full-fledged singing career.