Having your flight delayed sucks. There are only so many magazines you can read while waiting for your flight, and God knows that you're not going to really sleep on those uncomfortable chairs at the gate. So what do you do when you have hours in the airport but not enough time to head back to a hotel? This guy had an idea. Traveler Richard Dunn made a music video in the Las Vegas McCarran airport set to Celine Dion's "All By Myself," and the result will make you regret all those hours you wasted in the airport playing Flappy Bird.
You can credit Delta Air Lines with this burst of inspiration. After Dunn's flight was cancelled, he decided that he wanted to do something... creative with his time. He started the project at 2 a.m., when the airport was nearly empty. Armed with just his iPhone, Dunn had to get creative about his filming strategy. Dunn told CBC news:
I had a person behind a ticket counter give me a roll of luggage tape before she left. I then used a wheel chair that had a tall pole on the back of it and taped my iPhone to that. Then I would put it on the moving walkway for a dolly shot. I also used the extended handle on my computer bag and taped the iPhone to my handle. I would tuck different stuff under the bag to get the right angle. For the escalator shot I had to sprint up the steps after I got my shot so the computer bag didn’t hit the top and fall back down.
According to Vimeo, the video currently has 3.7 million plays. See what you can do if you channel boredom? Though I don't think the video will pick up any awards at the VMA's, it's quite impressive for a guy who found himself stuck in the airport with just his phone. Check it out below!
Start planning your own airport videos now — this trend will totally catch on.