Selfies, a blockbuster film and a hashtag

A little light relief on the blog this week

If you spend any time in the streets of central London you’ll see hundreds of tourists with selfie sticks or just holding their arms out as far as they can. They take photos of themselves in front of famous buildings, with statues and street performers and frankly in some bizarre places that I can’t fathom why they would want a picture there. Quite a lot just film themselves walking down the street.

But Londoners do it too. It’s more likely to be at a bar or restaurant after a few drinks that the phone comes out for a selfie. But give them an installation for a major film (Ghostbusters) at one of the country’s busiest railway stations (Waterloo) and a hashtag (#Ghostbusterswaterloo) to use when posting their selfies to social media and a chance to win a competition and inhibitions go out of the window! I think the horror of facing the commute home might push them over the edge to pull faces at their phones.

Man pulls perplexed face while taking a selfie in front of Ghostbusters installation at Waterloo Station

Man pulls scared face while taking a selfie in front of Ghostbusters installation at Waterloo Station

Man takes a selfie in front of Ghostbusters installation at Waterloo station, London, a woman poses behind for a different photo

Man pouts while taking a selfie in front of Ghostbusters installation at Waterloo Station

Of course it doesn’t have to be a selfie. You can always get someone else to take a photo of you in a ridiculous pose. At least that way you don’t have to watch the people walking past giving you strange looks!

Man pretends to be grabbed by Ghostbusters installation at Waterloo Station

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