What would you do if you were stranded all night at an empty airport? Read a book while uncomfortably shifting in your chair?
Shooting a music video will not probably be high on a lot of people’s lists, unless you’re Richard Dunn.
The 43-year-old lighting designer from Canton, Georgia, was stuck overnight at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas.
Dunn was offered $900 in vouchers to be dropped off two consecutive Delta Air Lines flights, leaving him alone until 6 am the next day. Like a true prodigy, he spent the time shooting a music video alternative by lip-syncing Celine Dion’s version of Eric Carmen’s 1975 song All by Myself.
“What do you do when you’re stuck at Las Vegas airport overnight?” he asks in his video’s intro. “Shoot a music video on your iPhone that’s what.”
While waiting for the flights, Dunn searched online for songs about being alone and stumbled upon All By Myself.
He acquired some tape from an airport mechanic and used it to secure his iPhone to a ruler. He then constructed a makeshift tripod by sandwiching the pole between his luggage bags, which he used for all those exquisite shots.
“I thought, well I don’t have enough time to go to a hotel so what do I do? I’ve got my phone and an empty movie set, let’s see what trouble I can get into,” Dunn said.
He also added that he got some funny looks from cleaners as he danced around the airport.
Well, 900 dollars and internet fame, not a pretty bad deal, eh?