Delayed Airplane Passengers Hold Impromptu Party At Boarding Gate

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Two talented musicians were among a group of stranded airplane passengers who passed the time by kicking off a spontaneous dance and sing-along.

What do you do when you’re stuck in an airport due to an extended flight delay?

Sing and dance, of course.

At least, that was the answer for a group of travelers on Monday night whose flight from Toronto to St. John's, Newfoundland, was delayed for more than half an hour, CBC News reports.

One of the passengers, Sheldon Thornhill, decided to pull out his accordion, and another musician named Sean Sullivan broke out his guitar. A jam session ensued.

It wasn’t long before others began to sing along to the tunes the musicians were playing, and within moments the boarding gate transformed into a concert venue. Some of the songs included classics such as “Grey Foggy Day,” “Sweet Forget Me Not,” and “Music and Friends.”

It was a party fit for all ages as 10-year-old Liam Corrigan stood front and center to sing “Capelin Time” by the Dunne Family.

Of course, cellphones were promptly whipped out to capture the beautiful and hilarious moment. And soon enough, those clips began going viral on social media.

"Everyone was talking about the videos when we got off the flight because so many people seen it, it was quite funny," said passenger Michelle Sacrey Philpott, who posted a few videos on Facebook. 

The event has been described as a traditional "Newfoundland kitchen party" as a majority of the passengers were Newfoundlanders and Labradorians, who are known for these lively celebrations. 

The social media response has been overwhelmingly positive, with many Newfoundlanders expressing pride in their culture and others voicing their joy at watching how much fun the participants were having. 

Why can't all transportation delays be this exciting? 

Banner/Thumbnail Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons, Daniel Case

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