Chance Kinkade's graduation video is like a Rorschach test for your sense of humor. The Bryan Station senior graciously accepts his diploma, then rips off his shirt to reveal a purple tank top, tutu, wand and fuchsia shorts.
He then jumps his way back to his seat in a parody of ballet moves mixed with the pogo-stick glee of the newly graduated male high school senior.
If you find this funny, you've probably had to sit through a few too many solemn and yet grating graduation ceremonies during which you make paper airplanes of the graduation program to keep yourself awake.
You're also probably among the hundreds of Bryan Station graduation attendees who begged for a selfie with Chance Kinkade, 17, after the ceremony last weekend at Rupp Arena.
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If you don't find this funny, chances are you are one of the two Bryan Station administrators who tried to get photos of Kinkade's antics deleted from Herald-Leader photographer's Matt Goins' camera.
The photos were not deleted.
It's fair to say Kinkade's prank was probably the most talked-about moment from Fayette County's 2015 high school graduations.
Kinkade is an A student and four-year baseball player at Bryan Station who has a four-year scholarship of $6,000 a year to attend Eastern Kentucky University.
He helped re-found the school's Pep Club and was a member of the Bryan Station Young Democrats. He studied in the school's Internet Technology academy and is a fan of science-fiction.
He doesn't have a Facebook profile because of fears that potential future employers might find something untoward posted there and hurt his chances of gaining employment.
Kinkade's jokester parents — Lisa and Mike Kinkade, from whom their son inherited his sunny disposition — supported his effort to jazz up the graduation ceremony.
Mike Kinkade summed it up, and we're paraphrasing here: If you can't help your son pick out his tutu for high school graduation, what's the point?
"He's a good kid," Mike Kinkade said of Chance. "I'm proud of him."
The tutu came from Party City and had to be stretched, because the waistline sizes of even fake ballerinas don't usually intersect with the size of a high school baseball player. The purple tank top was picked because purple is Chance Kinkade's favorite color.
The fuschia shorts were worn beneath dress pants. An initial attempt at rip-away dress pants ended badly with the pants rendered unwearable, so Chance Kinkade wore regular dress pants and slipped them off beneath his gown before being called to the podium to accept his diploma.
By the time he approached to the podium, he was wearing only the fuschia shorts beneath his graduation gown, along with a white tear-away Velcro shirt made with his mom's help, and a pink bow tie. He also wore long purple socks that helped hide the fact that his pants were back at his seat.
His hidden costume passed the security guard check. The guards made him unzip only the top few inches of his gown and joked they had to make sure he wasn't naked.
Of course not, Chance Kinkade replied to the security guards: Who would do that? That would be stupid.
"High school was ending, I wanted to end it in a more fun, positive way," Chance Kinkade said. "I wanted it to be memorable. ... Twenty years from now you're definitely going to remember the guy in the tutu."
Knowing that Chance Kinkade wanted to do something unusual for graduation, two friends had suggested that he wear Speedo trunks. But Chance and his parents agreed on something more modest. "He had to keep in mind there's other people graduating," Lisa Kinkade said.
Lisa and Mike Kinkade videotaped their son's antics, and afterward, the three celebrated a prank well pulled. Chase Kinkade was allowed to return to his seat to finish the graduation ceremony while fully tutu-clad.
Lisa Kinkade said graduations should be special and not robotic: "They're almost like a cattle run-through. You're out the door. Next!"
Nonetheless, the Kinkade parents were nervous while they awaited their chance to videotape the prank.
"He (Mike) was shaking, I was shaking," said Lisa Kinkade. "We thought, 'We're going to get in trouble.'"
But the video from the event was still being replayed last week at the family's home off Liberty Road, where the trio live with Chance's older brother, BJ.
This isn't the first time Chance has dressed up. For Halloween, he went to school dressed in a tiger suit, so the tutu shouldn't have come as a surprise to those who know him, his mother said.
Said Lisa Kinkade: "To me, it's hysterical."
Chance did have one scare after the ceremony. A police officer told him he was being arrested for disorderly conduct and led him aside.
Kinkade was not arrested. The officer just wanted a selfie with the tutu kid.