Ever wonder what happens when you combine musicians with hot peppers?
Hilarity, that’s what. (You thought we were going to say the band The Red Hot Chili Peppers, now didn’t you).
In what some could describe as a hot mess, each member of the Danish National Chamber Orchestra was challenged by Claus Pilgaard to eat one of the world’s hottest chili peppers — while attempting to play Jacob Gade’s “Tango Jalousie.” Pilgaard, an avid chili enthusiast, has filmed people eating spicy foods while performing other tasks in the past.
Almost immediately after each orchestra members each ingested their tiny, potent pepper, their eyes watered, people coughed, and random, wildcard notes started becoming the norm. A perfectly orchestrated meltdown.
You can watch the symphony of fire in its entirety below: