A True Little Brony ‘Ponies’ Up A ‘My Little Pony’ Song [Video]
This is certainly not your typical video. I mean, a rough looking guy singing a 'My Little Pony' song. You might think that this was some epic dare or maybe he lost a bet and while either could be true, there is a very good chance the guy is in fact, an actual 'Brony'. First of all, notice the t-shirt the singer is wearing. It says 'My Little Pony', but the design is all Led Zepplin and the guy says he is a big fan of Zepplin. To understand the My Little Pony reference is to understand the 'Pony' phenomenon itself that began back in 1983.
Since 1983, there have been four 'generations' of the ponies and we are currently in Generation Four which began in about 2010. In the beginning, the whole thing was about the toys and the games, but today, even though the Pony figures are very important, it's more about the TV show, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic and the message of the show.
The show centers around Ponies Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash, Scootaloo, Sweetie Belle and Starsong and the Pony franchise is enjoying a big resurgence, especially with older teenagers and in particular with males between the ages of 13-30. A male fan of the Ponies is called a 'Brony'.
Long story short, what seems to be attracting fans to the current generation of the Ponies is what the Ponies stand for and the embodiment of their beliefs. Current fans of the show will sit and have long and often times very deep conversations about how the Pony philosophy applies to our current world and how much better off the world would be if the Pony philosophy would be embraced on a global level.
I know this because our son Baylor is a big fan and a very proud Brony. His social circle is very much into this and I have to admit that some of the conversations I've had with Baylor are very enlightening and if you can get past the My Little Pony aspect of it, you might actually learn something about how the 'Pony way' can be applied to today's world.
Our son wears a 'Brony' t-shirt and when we were out to dinner a few weeks back at a very popular Japanese restaurant in town, our server proudly proclaimed to Baylor that he too is a proud Brony to which Baylor beamed with joy....who knew? The guy in the below video also claims to be a Brony. See for yourself.