So instead of the usual April fool’s DanAndPhilCrafts video, we got a 5-hour pigeonfest YouNow livestream – outside, on the balcony. And I will never get those hours back. YET, me and my daughter sat here, listening closely as if our lives depended on it, and watching the chat blow up.
…because we all know they weren’t just sitting inside the entire time doing nothing…
Most of the stream was this…
with occasional actual pigeons
For 5 solid hours, the phandom waited and listened intently for anything unusual, commenting the usual ‘lady door’, and ‘hey buddy you in London?’ in between ‘feed us, pigeon Daddy’, and ‘BIRB’ whenever a pigeon decided to grace us with its presence.
Every hour on the hour we were treated to the squeal of a sliding balcony door, followed by a pale hand, pouring a little bit of seed into the bird feeder on the floor. Everyone knew it was Phil, based on what we know his hands look like.
Give us your seed, pigeon Daddy!
A lot of ‘guess the crime’ was filling the chat, as we heard sirens at least every 20 minutes. Other sounds included typical city sounds – people shouting in the distance, traffic, construction, and jazzy saxophone music. The music was amazing, but it ended before the final last hour stretch.
In between all of that, we got a cryptic wall light flicker, which everyone assumed was morse code. But I truly believe it was just Dan, screwing with us.
In the end, everyone assumed the feed was just going to end abruptly. But everyone was still hoping for something. ANYTHING. What we didn’t expect was this.
…which freaked me out because it was huge and right up in the camera lens at first. Then, when Phil started making “CAW!” noises, we were all like REALLY? And I was yelling NO NO NO NO NO in the chat, because I do NOT like large birds. In fact, the only birds I like are little domesticated parakeets that won’t peck out my eyeballs.
Thanks, boys. Until next April 1st…
PS: I’m not a typical dramatic phan. I’m a mum who loves these two cute dorks, and enjoys their humor. So, there’s your explanation for my lame entry.