Joseph Griffin: Dad Films Entire Las Vegas Trip With GoPro, Doesn’t Realize It Is In Selfie Mode

Joseph Griffin was so excited to film his Las Vegas trip with his wife using his new GoPro camera his son bought him. However, there was one small thing he did not think to check as he was shooting the footage…the camera was on selfie mode!

Joseph’s son Evan Griffin, from Balbriggan, gave the GoPro, along with a selfie stick, to his parents so they could film the trip they were going on to Las Vegas for his mother’s birthday. Unfortunately, Evan failed to explain to his dad how to use the camera, and he shot the video with it looking at him instead of the beautiful scenery. Not only did Joseph keep the GoPro in selfie mode, he also failed to put its waterproof case on before he took a swim in the pool, basically frying the brand new camera.

#Dad accidentally films entire trip to Las Vegas on GoPro in selfie mode https://t.co/EQFrV69p2s pic.twitter.com/AHoZh0tETq

— Liam White (@LiamWhitexz) November 16, 2015

“They went for my mam’s birthday so I gave it [the GoPro] to them,” Evan explained to the Irish news website Joe.ie. “All the footage is only from the first day ’cause my dad later took it swimming without the waterproof case and fried it so missed out on the Grand Canyon and everything, haha.”

Obviously amused, Evan later shared the four and a half minute video clip on YouTube titling it “An Irishman in Vegas.” In the description of the video, Evan wrote, “So… Gave my Dad my GoPro while he was in Las Vegas, I did not, however, instruct him on how to use it, so my dad being my dad, and a culchie, didn’t know which way to point the f****** thing…”