One of the dubious distinctions of studying where I study is that it is right next to the Royal Courts of Justice. Which usually means that that on days of “high-profile” cases being heard at the court, paparazzi fills the periphery. Sometimes you even get to see some famous person’s shoes. For a split second.
Today, after a quick lunch, while walking towards the library, we noticed an unusual number of cameras with those big-ass lenses perched on anything possible. Turns out that Paul McCartney’s alimony is under question. So like a lot of other students, we decided to wait a few minutes to see if we could get a glimpse.
Every time there was even the sound of someone’s heels clicking out of the well-hidden rear exit, the flash guns went popping. Much hilarity. Slightly clueless members of the crowd wondered if this was the celebrity in question. And then came Paul McCartney. In the flesh! Crazy amount of photographs were taken in the brief five seconds that he was visible. Unfortunately all I had on me was my phone, and this lousy picture doesn’t do the moment any justice. If you observe carefully, (and zoom in for good measure) – you’ll see his face. Needless to say, I was extremely excited. Just a huge iron grill and ten feet between the legend and us. I am paparazzi! Yay!