Stephen Bestine has officially been offered to go on tour with Kanye West in 2018 to be the official finger pointer for the 54 scheduled shows. It has been a long road for him since he first decided to become a professional finger pointer.
“I had seen a dancing man or a flag waver while going to concerts”, Stephen says. “As far as I remember, I always loved to point my finger so I thought “why not me”? I could stand on the scene, behind the artist and use my finger pointing skills to enhance their prestation. At first my friends made fun of me. As I got more successful, they had to take me seriously. I have only been doing it for 2 years but I have already been the official finger pointer for Jennifer Lopez’s cousin first act!”
It took a lot of work and creativity for Stephen to turn his passion into a well paid job.
“People think it is easy, you just point one side then the other, and you’re good. But it is not the case”, Stephen says. “I work a lot. Rehearsing when to do a double left pointing, when to wink and point… It is a lot of artistic decisions. I practice 4 to 5 hours a day. That is without counting the 2 hours a day I spend at the gym strengthening my wrists and fingers. You don’t just wake up one morning and decide you’ll point fingers for a living. That’s insane!”.
When asked about his future plans, Stephen has already everything planned.
“I want to work for many celebrities”, Stephen says. “My goal is to tour with Beyonce. When I am tired of travelling and working evenings, I plan to open the first finger pointing school and pass on my passion to a new generation”.