Unity Through Vibes: Nathan Apodaca, Viral “Dreams” Skateboarder, Will Join Biden’s Inaugural Parade

Remember the guy who was drinking cranberry juice on a skateboard while listening to Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams”?

Nathan Apodaca became an unlikely icon of hope with his super chill moves, and the video of him grooving around town uplifted people wracked with sadness and anxiety from the weight of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Now, with Joe Biden and Kamala Harris preparing to take office, TMZ reports that Apodaca has been asked to join the virtual inauguration parade.

Apodaca, who lives in Idaho, became a viral sensation after his truck broke down on his way to work at a potato warehouse.

“I was just sitting there, and I’m like, ‘OK, I’m not gonna sit here and wait for nobody to pull some jumper cables,’ ” Apodaca told NPR. ” ‘I’m not gonna flag anyone down.’ So I grab my juice, grab my longboard, started heading to work.”

Apodaca made a TikTok video of his journey to work that included drinking from a bottle of cranberry juice and vibing to Fleetwood Mac. Because of his video, Fleetwood Mac received an upsurge in popularity (to be honest, Fleetwood Mac is always popular—but you know what I mean).


@420doggface208 had it right. Dreams and Cranberry just hits different. #Dreams #CranberryDreams #FleetwoodMac

♬ Dreams (2004 Remaster) - Fleetwood Mac

Mick Fleetwood told Apodaca on the BBC that the TikTok video was so “joyous and fun”:

“It’s such a great story and so needed in days that are challenging I’ve heard you speaking and I’m so happy to be a part of it. Congratulations on a wild, wild skateboard journey that has led us to talking today.”

TMZ notes that Biden’s team reached out to Apodaca “because they saw how his feel-good video uplifted the world this past fall during social unrest and pandemic anxiety.” Apodaca has apparently already filmed something for the parade from his home in Idaho Falls.

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Patricia Grisafi

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