"We were not expecting such a buzz! "Says Jean-Michel Le Hégarat. The sailor fishing pink clams and scallops in Saint-Quay-Portrieux (Côtes-d'Armor), aboard the Margouille. Every Monday since May, he posts on the Internet videos featuring his crew and himself on tunes of famous songs.
At first, Jean-Michel posted videos on his Facebook profile. Then the mayonnaise took, and he shared them on a special page, "La Margouille". "The benefits are positive, it's good! "In a context of morose news, the trio of fishermen brings good mood offshore. His team-mates are none other than his "guys", Benjamin and Yves. "They're pretty busy both, they sing and dance all the time on the boat"
Videos are not programmed in advance. "The guys come to my house on Monday at 4:30, they see the disguises on the table and wonder what music I chose! "Explains Jean-Michel. On the weekend, he draws inspiration from wig shops: "it's a budget, anyway! "He commented. For a video, he recovered a cardboard in a shop in Saint-Quay-Portrieux and decorated it with paint. "Yves put it on his head, with a soldering mask underneath so that the cardboard holds ... He could not see anything! "
"We almost all abandoned the job at one time or another," sighs Jean-Michel. These videos are a vector of cheerfulness that remotive during long weeks - between 50 and 60 hours, and sometimes complicated. "It breaks the cliché of the fisherman, a guy pretty boorish, gruff and raw! "He enthuses.