What do you do when you’re all by yourself? Well, if you’re Richard Dunn and stranded in Las Vegas’ McCarran airport, you tape your iPhone to a pole and direct a music video.
Richard, a Moncton, N.B.-native who found himself stuck alone in the airport overnight, is making waves this week after his single-camera music video— set to Celine Dion’s “All By Myself" — went viral.
The hysterical and entertaining clip shows the weary traveller making the most of a gloomy situation (his flight was delayed) by trading ennui for youthful frolicking and goofy expressions.
Las Vegas Weekly reports that the Vimeo sensation procured luggage tape from a counter and taped his phone to the pole of a wheelchair. For more complicated dolly shots, he used a conveyor belt.
One of the most comical parts of the video is his soulful serenade (lip-synced throughout) to an oversized sculpture in the shape of a sea turtle - but clutching a phone in front of a Delta Airlines sign that reads Need Help? is pretty hilarious, too!
Since Richard's homage went viral, the Canadian songbird herself has responded to the hilarious video!
"Hi Richard! I have to say that the video was hilarious and very touching. I loved it. But next time, you know, you're stuck all by yourself at Las Vegas airport for hours and hours, please be a guest at my show. And, by the way Richard, you're more than welcome to use my bathroom. So I hope to see you soon. Ciao for now. Thanks," the 46-year-old chanteuse said in a video response she posted to YouTube on June 12.
Watch the video below: