Arms are hard. When you’re not using them to twiddle knobs or shotgun beers, they dangle there, unused. Like many men their age, when The Chainsmokers are not doing a rep of push-ups or high-fiving their very best bro, they struggle to find natural positions in which to place their arms.
Over the years since their rise to fame, Alex Pall and Drew Taggart have found several ways of coping with their arm confusion during photo shoots and other instances of limb inactivity. Here are just a few positions that have been caught on camera.
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Sometimes you've got to break free from a bunch of electrical cords just so you can show up to win Best Dance Performance.
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When two sets of crossed arms would look too severe, you get your buddy to do the backhand cross.
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But there aren’t pockets, so you have to do the “searching for pockets” motion with your hands in perpetuity.
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Where’s a sturdy oak when you need one?
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Fifty percent is still a failing grade.
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Even He can’t help you now.
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No, neither can he.
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Sun’s out, guns out (sort of).
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General inability to compose myself in front of a camera.
General inability to compose myself in front of a camera who?
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Double fists everywhere and not a beer to smash.
Three Thumbs Up
So close! They very nearly arranged their arms like human men and not oversize spiders with a popular DJ act.
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There you go. It’s perfect. You fixed it.