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Irish GoPro Dad comes back to Vegas for do-over

Posted at 6:46 PM, Nov 20, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-20 21:46:32-05

The Irish man who gained international fame after a GoPro video of his trip to Las Vegas was posted online by his son is back in Vegas.

Joseph Griffin, who is now known as the Irish GoPro Dad, was giving a GoPro by his son Evan to use on his trip. However, the elder Griffin did not realize that he had the camera pointed the wrong direction during the entire trip.

Instead of being able to see the sights of Las Vegas, the video was focused on Griffin's face for entire trip.

"If it makes people laugh, the reason it does doesn't matter to me," said Joseph Griffin.

Evan edited the footage down to a 4-minute video and posted it on YouTube. It has been watched more than 7 million times since it was posted on Nov. 13.

"When I got the footage back... it turned out to be better than I could have asked for," said Evan Griffin.

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority heard about the video and have flown Joseph and Evan back to Las Vegas for an exclusive tour of the city.