Chalk one up for British Airways. Actually, chalk a few up for the airline since they have broken several world records and entered the Guinness Book of World Records for a (not so) little concert they hosted in the air. Lucky winners of the exclusive flight became part of the record books, all th while raising money for a great charity.
It's called "The Gig In The Sky" and it took place this last Sunday as part of BA's fund-raising for the 25th anniversary for Red Nose Day. Since the charity started in the 1980s, the music should be from the 80s, right? Kim Wilde, Spandau Ballet's Tony Handley, Bananarama and Go West performed for the passengers of a chartered Boeing 767 for 22 minutes, at an altitude of 43,000 feet, breaking James Blunt's previous "highest concert" record of 42,080 feet.
From the beats to the tastes and even the look and feel of the flight, it was all about the '80s. While music from the decade filled the cabin, flight attendants served canapes from the 1988 in-flight menu (duck a l’orange, poached pear, cheese and pineapple on sticks), and dressed in original BA uniforms designed in 1980 by Roland Klein.
The airline couldn't stop at just one record; they also needed to break the record for the highest Harlem Shake. Unlike the Frontierincident, it was all planned and for a good cause.