Newfoundlanders and Labradorians kept up their reputation for making the best of a bad situation Monday night, when a group of them turned a delayed flight into an impromptu singalong.
Passengers had just found out their WestJet flight from Toronto to St. John’s was going to be delayed for just over 30 minutes.
So, Sheldon Thornhill thought it would be a good time to break out his accordion, and fellow musician Sean Sullivan opened his guitar case to ramp up the fun.
Add a group of enthusiastic singers who knew the words to some classic songs, and all the ingredients for a Newfoundland kitchen party were there.
“My buddy with the accordian, Sheldon … I’m a bit shyer than he is,” said Sullivan. “Anytime we’re gathered around airports like that, he’s often taking out his accordian just out of the blue and start playing for people.”
A few dozen people joined in singing a handful of songs such as Grey Foggy …