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How to be delayed at Pearson airport in style (video)

Posted by Chris Bateman / May 16, 2012

Music on a planeIf you're in the Toronto-based Lemon Bucket Orkestra, you break out the instruments and start an impromptu gig. This video posted to YouTube today shows the self-described Balkan/Gypsy/Klezmer band entertaining anxious passengers on board a delayed Air Canada flight from Pearson to Bucharest, Romania.

I'm not sure how the band managed to get a trombone, sax, violin, clarinet, accordion and several other instruments into the cabin when I can't bring on a tube of toothpaste, but who cares. Air Canada should make sure all delays play out like this.

(Thanks to stephturkie on Reddit for sharing)



DJ / May 16, 2012 at 12:58 pm
This is fantastic. So much better than staring angrily at a John Grisham novel.
APOW / May 16, 2012 at 01:15 pm
Pete / May 16, 2012 at 01:39 pm
Really? One song might be cute, but more than that and I'd be annoyed.
adrian / May 16, 2012 at 01:40 pm
it's like that scene in home alone with john candy
Simon / May 16, 2012 at 01:41 pm
I'm pretty sure I saw these people performing on Queen St on Saturday night by the Horseshoe. They were awesome!
What the eff do spoiled white people know about Roma people? / May 16, 2012 at 01:55 pm

I would take a cabin full of crying babies over this.
Hatts replying to a comment from Simon / May 16, 2012 at 02:25 pm
You most likely did, they have been busking all around Toronto over the past few weeks to pay for this trip.
no / May 16, 2012 at 02:50 pm
im sure curious about what you think you know about roma. many of those folks are eastern europeans and guess what? its just folk music to them.
Jerry replying to a comment from Pete / May 16, 2012 at 03:02 pm
Same. After that, it's no different than hearing some kid play songs off his iphone on the streetcar.
SC replying to a comment from Pete / May 16, 2012 at 03:33 pm
You're boring me.
Ratpick / May 16, 2012 at 03:43 pm
Crisp performance. I think I would have enjoyed this.
bonezone replying to a comment from Ratpick / May 16, 2012 at 04:57 pm
crisp? you are in insufferable
Jrog / May 16, 2012 at 05:12 pm
Quick, everyone! Be mean to be people online - BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE!
snoot / May 16, 2012 at 05:15 pm
This is why I don't fly Coach Class.
Jessica / May 16, 2012 at 07:19 pm
saw them playing in trinity bellwoods this past saturday night, they are awesome
Ratpick replying to a comment from bonezone / May 16, 2012 at 08:05 pm
OK, so it's not exactly Masada, but it's not bad either. What would you prefer?
Clive / May 16, 2012 at 08:08 pm
Air Canada doesn't even fly to Bucharest from Toronto! or at all! (only codeshare on LH) So how can it be a "delayed Air Canada flight from Pearson to Bucharest, Romania???"
Wayne Dayton / May 16, 2012 at 08:54 pm
AC 876 goes to FRA, not to OTP.
I can see the interest in a Romanian ethnic band, the CEO is of Romanian ancestry.
veronica / May 16, 2012 at 09:12 pm
Hey! Was that the trumpet guy that plays at Toronto critical mass????
Evelyn / May 17, 2012 at 03:00 am
I was on this flight and let me tell you, everyone enjoyed the music. It was Air Canada 876 from Toronto to Frankfurt. With a connection onward.
kook / May 17, 2012 at 08:26 am
How fantastic!
Troll Dstryah replying to a comment from What the eff do spoiled white people know about Roma people? / May 17, 2012 at 01:02 pm
What the eff do spoiled internet spectators know about people featured on a blog with a few lines of supporting text? Plus; I hate it when people take interest in other cultures.
Dan / May 17, 2012 at 10:33 pm
How do you pronounce your last name in English, Troll?
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