I stopped and asked Wayland if he minded me taking his photo after spotting him on a street corner singing Christmas songs. Now despite being down on his luck he was really getting into the Christmas spirit and he told me that his friend had given him the sparkly hat that morning. Wayland went on to say that wearing the hat had really cheered him up so he decided to gift Calgary with a few Christmas songs but apologized if his out of tune voice was annoying. I told him it was far better than mine and with that he laughed and walked off down Stephen Ave still singing.

Wayland