I think I can speak for everybody when I say there isn’t anything much worse than being stuck in a flight delay.
But, what’s worse than that?
Literally being stranded on an airplane.
I mean seriously, at least when you’re stuck inside an airport, you have several restaurants, bars, and you’re even able to get on your phone and laptop and kill time for a while.
But when you’re delayed inside an airplane? My God, just go ahead and take away the pain.
And I 100% feel for the passengers stuck aboard this plane, who were stranded in Iceland for 10 hours due to winds that were gusting up to 70 mph.
Just imagine, you go through the pain of the ass that is TSA, have to get your bag dug through because you have a “suspicious” item that’s really just your electric toothbrush, and right when you get inside the plane, you realize that you’re about to be stalled for 10 hours.
An absolute nightmare.
And then comes these two girls right here, who turn a nightmare into straight up horror movie when one pulls out her guitar, and the other pulls out a fiddle, and decides to start singing campfire songs.
And in this part of the video, she’s singing John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads.”
The classic song was originally written by Bill Danoff and Taffy Nivert during a drive through Maryland – having never set foot in West Virginia themselves. Later the duo played the song (that they were planning to sell to Johnny Cash) for John Denver. According to Denver, he told the writers that he had to have it for his next album. The trio then finished up the lyrics, and the rest, as they say, is history.
The song was released on Denver’s 1971 Poems, Prayers & Promises album, and has since become one of the most recognized songs in country music – not just in the United States, but around the world.
Don’t get me wrong, the song is an instant classic that will forever withstand the test of time, but do you want to hear a completely average singer blaring this on her guitar while you’ve been trapped in a plane for 10 hours?
I mean, does this person look happy right now?
You’re also in Iceland… this isn’t a West Virginia football game. Read the f*cking room, lady…
As you can see, she has the attention of a few passengers, but if you look around at the majority of the faces, they all look like they’re on the verge of death.
Godspeed to these people.
Now, if Charles Wesley Godwin and Zach Bryan were on board, that’s a different story…
The full version from Zach’ All My Homies Hate Ticketmaster: Live From Red Rocks album: