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Man, Stuck in Las Vegas Airport, Shoots Celine Dion Music Video

Richard Dunn of Canton, Ga., filmed a 5-minute video of himself lip syncing to Celine Dion's version of Eric Carmen’s "All By Myself" while he was stuck at a Las Vegas airport.

Richard Dunn of Canton, Ga., lip-syncs  to Celine Dion's version of Eric Carmen’s "All By Myself." Credit: Vimeo
Richard Dunn of Canton, Ga., lip-syncs to Celine Dion's version of Eric Carmen’s "All By Myself." Credit: Vimeo
A Georgia man stuck at a Las Vegas airport earlier this week decided to share with the world the downside of being all alone and no way to get home. 

Richard Dunn of Canton created a five-minute video of himself lip synching to Celine Dion's version of Eric Carmen’s "All By Myself" while trapped at the McCarran International Airport.

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Dunn had been bumped from several flights at the Las Vegas airport when the idea to create a video occurred to him. 

He told ABC's Good Morning America on Wednesday that he embarked on a Google search to look for songs that reflected what he was going through while stuck at the airport.

“I borrowed a roll of luggage tape from one of the mechanics that was up there on the concourse,” he told the show. “I had a ruler in my bag. I had an extended handle on my laptop. I grabbed a wheelchair and I connected the phone to the ruler and the ruler to the wheelchair.”

Dunn, 43, is seen lip synching to the song in various places inside the airport, including outside the women's restroom, the food court and on an escalator. 

“I’m like, ‘This is movie gold,’” he further stated. “I put the wheelchair on the moving sidewalk and then I’d have to run and get in place and kind of lip-sync…and then I’d have to run to the end of the moving sidewalk to catch it when it came off, before it knocked over.”

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Dunn, a lighting designer, spent three hours shooting the video and another four editing the rough copy. Once he was satisfied with the finished product, he uploaded it to Vimeo where it's been viewed 5.8 million times, received over 1,400 likes and over 300 comments.

Dunn told the morning show that the response has been "incredible," adding he didn't think his work would garner him widespread praise.  

"I figured I’d crank this out and get a couple of my friends thinking that that was pretty funny and that would be the end of it and now I’m talking to you guys,” he said on GMA.
Jerseygirl June 23, 2014 at 11:32 AM
Oops! Wanted to add this little video was a hoot! Richard Dunn put his wait-time to good use. Hope you had fun in Vegas, Richard!
June July 01, 2014 at 02:57 AM
Creative Cool Video.
Edith Nichols July 11, 2014 at 06:41 PM
Great job ! - with a PHONE? That rivals Dick Tracy with his phone…Anyone remember Dick Tracy?

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