In this Crazy Tour Stories segment, the pop rock band, Paper Lions, talk about one of their crazy moments from touring. You can check out the feature, after the break.
One cold December day, we got a phone call from our agent, asking us if we’d be interested in playing a show at the North Pole. He warned us the conditions would be dangerous, with temperatures below 0 Fahrenheit and 24-hour darkness. Of course, we said yes.
A few weeks later, we loaded our gear onto a military plane, zipped up our survival snowsuits and began the six-hour flight to the North Pole, more specifically, Alert, Nunavut; the northernmost permanently inhabited place in the world.
The plane touched down on a snow covered runway, in complete darkness. We disembarked, loaded our gear into the van and made our way to the base, where we would be spreading some Christmas cheer to Canadian soldiers and scientists stationed there.
For the next few days, we spread as much cheer as we could, knowing these men and women would be stuck in the cold, dark North, long after we would be home, back in daylight.
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