MIKE HSU'S BLOG

Music Will Calm The Savage Air Traveler

I am not a frequent Air Traveler.  But it seems every time I do travel with the Airlines, 4 out of 5 times there is a delay.  It's just part of the luxury of the Jet Set.  During these delays, the lowly coach passengers must forage for food and shelter in the terminal or in jungle-like heat on a plane parked on the tarmac. Meanwhile the first class folks get to enjoy the time in Caligula like comfort, going full on Orgy mode while rubbing lobster and steak from the endless buffet all over the super model stewardess' bodies.  One day, The Economy Class will revolt and rig up a make-shift Guillotine out of $5.00 headphones and First class cutlery and watch the heads of the Air Royalty roll down the aisles.  

Recently some stranded flyers took it upon themselves to supply some in-flight(or maybe, on-ground) entertainment.  In this first video, members of the Philadelphia Orchestra, broke out their instruments to jam some Dvorzak during a three hour delay in Beijing.  I hope they didn't have to pay for their pretzels..or any drinks.

In this next video, a passenger with a rarely seen boombox, leads his fellow prisoners in song with R. Kelly's "I Believe I Can Fly".  When you're sitting on a 100 degree Las Vegas tarmac in a steel tube for a few hours you have to laugh.  Maybe the smell of steaming lavatories inspired this gentleman to play the R. Kelly.  

Singing and laughing is definitely better than a violent uprising.