Stranded Passengers Go R. Kelly in Quest to ‘Fly’ and Other In-Flight Hits & Misses
Passengers stuck for hours on a plane on a Las Vegas runway went all R. Kelly the other day in their attempt to provide themselves with some pre-in-flight entertainment. No, they didn't urinate on each other, although that might have helped them cope with the 100-plus degree temperatures. Instead, they broke into song, singing Kelly's monster hit "I Believe I Can Fly."
Actually, this phenomenon seems to be gaining traction. Just a few days earlier, while passengers were stuck on a plane in Beijing, members of the Philadelphia Orchestra busted out their instruments for an impromptu performance.
Of course, passengers making their own in-flight entertainment is nothing new. (Mile-high club, anyone?) But some travelers are turning their on-board distractions into a more communal event.
Who could forget the Colorado College students' "Harlem Shake" on a plane over President's Day weekend? It's enough to make Samuel L. Jackson yell, "Enough is enough, I've had enough of this motherf--king Harlem Shake on the motherf--king plane!"
And then last summer the USA Olympic Swim Team went all Carly Rae Jepsen with their lip-synched video of "Call Me Maybe" that includes some memorable scenes on a plane.
Still, others prefer solo performances, including the woman last month who was kicked off a flight for singing "I Will Always Love You" on repeat.