Our travel party included: my grandmother, Queen Pat, who had never been and decided that at 89, she was finally ready; my friend Amy, with whom I would perform in a NY Improv Festival; and our friend Daren, aka Dazzler, who had wanted to go in April but then tweaked his schedule when he heard we were all going, and wouldn't it be more fun to party on as a big group?
Thing about Dazzler though, is that he wanted to keep his American jaunt secret, so he could pop up in the States and surprise all his friends on Facebook.
Whaddya gonna do? Spoil his big thing? So Amy and I kept radio silence.
Daren turned up in Los Angeles and posted, but didn't mention he was joining us in New York.
So we concocted an awesome photo bombing plan, that turned the first few days of our trip into a game of 'Where's Dazzler?'
For reference, here is Dazzler in NY:
In a Broadway theatre:
But nobody pinged! People on Facebook kept liking our pictures, but nobody seem to work out that the bloke in the striped beanie seemed to show up a lot.
Eventually we posted a video where Daren derides the great art of Impro (jokingly of course - well, I think), and a few people liked it.
Once Amy left us in New York, Daren and I made a silly 'We miss you' picture.
I've just met up with Amy in Edinburgh, where she now lives. So we decided to replicate: