Last week Beyonce and Jay Z were in Dublin to do some concerts.
You may have heard that on Monday last, they decided to spend a quiet afternoon bringing their 2 year old daughter Blue Ivy to the Phoenix Park where they spent a while in the playground in the Phoenix Park Visitors centre. This is the playground we use and we are very happy to share it with anyone including the rich and famous.
Us Irish have a reputation for not being overly fazed by celebrity and in general we tend to leave a respectful distance between ourselves and any celestial superstars who happen to drop in. By all accounts, that’s what happened last week with the famous family being barely noticed by the other families there and so they mingled freely and openly. If it weren’t for their bodyguard, they could have been taken for just another family.
Of course as always there was an opportunistic photographer to hand who managed to snap the superstar family doing ordinary family stuff.
Have a look at this Youtube video to see more about the photos. It’s hilarious in and of itself.
The spot where they were snapped is really really close to us and so while we were out this morning at the Phoenix Park Visitors Centre, we thought it would be a bit of fun to recreate the scene with a less famous cast.
To faithfully recreate the scene from the original shot, ideally we too would only have had three actors starring – one to pose as Beyonce, (albeit a little younger) one as Jay-Z (albeit a little more grey) and finally Blue Ivy (albeit a lot older!). However you’ll have to appreciate the art of compromise that is keeping a family happy and so you’ll notice that there’s a few ‘extras’ in the form of the bodyguards (in blue and our little dog as back-up if the going got tough!).
Hopefully, you get the effect.
Here’s another one, this time without the body guards. Don’t tell them!