In Character

“I’m cool dad, that’s my thang. I’m hip, I surf the web, I text. LOL: laugh out loud, OMG: oh my god, WTF: why the face.”
– Phil Dunphy, Modern Family

The US has Black Friday, that day of dubious renown, to kick off the Christmas season. Here in London, we have the lighting of the annual displays on Regent Street. Every year thousands crowd to watch the lights turn on. Usually there is some kind of sponsor (this year a film) and plenty of performers. Goodness knows I didn’t see much besides the spines of other people – drat my height! – but we got to listen to Leona Lewis and Passenger before several guests of honor took their places to throw the switch, including actor Ty Burrell.

…and nothing happened.

They had to try three times, the last after a bit of an awkward delay when they turned off all the large screens and shuffled around the stage a bit awkwardly. That part I did get to see, since I found a handy curb.

Luckily they did get it all to work eventually, but I rather like the idea of Phil Dunphy doing something to make the lighting a bit more difficult.

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