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(BBC)   Dozens of customers trapped by heavy snowfall at Britain's highest pub set to spend a third night listening to an Oasis tribute band   (bbc.co.uk) divider line
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2021-11-28 5:56:53 PM  
Today was gonna be the day that they'd finally throw them back to you....
 
2021-11-28 6:24:57 PM  
Beanpot '78 at the Gahden is out for a packie run.
 
2021-11-28 6:28:08 PM  
How many times can you hear "so, anyway, here's Wonderwall" before the murders begin?
 
2021-11-28 6:38:41 PM  
Manager Nicola Townsend said everyone was in good spirits and that some people did not want leave.

So, they're drunk AND deaf?
 
2021-11-28 6:51:49 PM  
Is the fryer functioning?
 
2021-11-28 7:03:51 PM  
Britain's highest pub?

I'm assuming it's at the top of Big Ben?
 
2021-11-28 7:33:29 PM  
in places including Hunmanby, Kilburn and High Birstwith.

I wonder if their monorails are still working.
 
2021-11-28 7:51:32 PM  
Ted Cruz reflexively fled to Cancun.
 
2021-11-28 7:58:33 PM  
I mean...at least it wasn't actually Oasis. That would be torture. Someone would have to be punched out after a few days.
 
2021-11-28 8:11:22 PM  
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2021-11-28 8:28:18 PM  

iron de havilland: How many times can you hear "so, anyway, here's Wonderwall" before the murders begin?


My local alt-rock station is doing their damndest do find out by pairing it with AJR's "Way Less Sad" every fifteen minutes or so.
 
2021-11-28 9:02:11 PM  
There are worse places to be stuck. Three feet of snow sounds unusual for Britain .
 
2021-11-28 9:53:54 PM  
Shaun of the Dead - Winchester Plan
Youtube JpQNw46Sl24
 
2021-11-28 9:58:50 PM  
0.9 meters is up to the windows and a tunnel needed to be dug? This doesn't seem like we are getting the best info.
 
2021-11-28 10:00:11 PM  
Am I the only one on the planet that can't stand the song Wonderwall?
 
2021-11-28 10:02:55 PM  

CFitzsimmons: 0.9 meters is up to the windows and a tunnel needed to be dug? This doesn't seem like we are getting the best info.


I think that was just either poor word choice by the author or maybe a word with a more flexible meaning in british english.  I looked up other articles (including a different one by the BBC) and they just said "dig out".  The pictures just show someone doing shoveling that would be considered normal for people that live in a snowy place like the Northeast or Great Lakes regions of the US.
 
2021-11-28 10:05:45 PM  
Speaking as someone who graduated from high school in 1997...

1) I was hilarious when my fellow students thought that Oasis would be "the next Beatles"...and don't even like the Beatles.

2) On a positive note...I saw Liam Gallagher open for The Who in 2019, and he was great.
 
2021-11-28 10:06:00 PM  
Isn't torture outlawed?
 
2021-11-28 10:06:11 PM  

C18H27NO3: Am I the only one on the planet that can't stand the song Wonderwall?


Dude (ette?) - THIS version is EPIC!

The Mike Flowers Pops - Wonderwall (Official Video)
Youtube NTfZshkNZRw
 
2021-11-28 10:06:26 PM  
You're stuck in a farking bar, wtf are you complaining about?
 
2021-11-28 10:07:09 PM  
...heavy snowfall brought by Storm Arwen


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2021-11-28 10:07:20 PM  
*reads article*

Awwwwww.....I think it's sweet! Everyone is enjoying each other's company & getting along - why do y'all have to be a bunch of poopy-pants about it?
 
2021-11-28 10:07:27 PM  
Oh sure they're having fun now, but the ale will eventually run out, and then... well. Not pretty.
 
2021-11-28 10:11:20 PM  
Shana, they bought their tickets.

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2021-11-28 10:12:14 PM  

CFitzsimmons: 0.9 meters is up to the windows and a tunnel needed to be dug? This doesn't seem like we are getting the best info.


In the retelling it drifted?
 
2021-11-28 10:12:46 PM  
The Meaning of Life Part 2.

The Third World.
Yorkshire.

 
2021-11-28 10:19:18 PM  

Madman drummers bummers: Oh sure they're having fun now, but the ale will eventually run out, and then... well. Not pretty.


But for now, the ale
 
2021-11-28 10:19:31 PM  
Being trapped with a tribute band is a violation of human rights
 
2021-11-28 10:33:23 PM  

C18H27NO3: You're stuck in a farking bar, wtf are you complaining about?


This. I can think of FAR worse places to be stuck. At least they have food and beer (for now...).
 
2021-11-28 10:45:35 PM  
Man, I used to roadie for this band called Slang -- this one time they played in a village called Braintree. They did covers of all the heavy metal greats, but on the way back from there the lead singer had us stop at Bury St. Edmunds, because there was a pub there that hadn't payed them for their nights work.

So the band goes in there, and they told me to keep an eye on things -- I hear heavy objects being slung, meanwhile I'm in the back of the van with the lead singer's wife passed-out & drooling in my lap, surrounded by speakers & guitars.

I don't even know if they ever got their money, but I do know they came back with bloody knuckles & heavy breathing -- the van door came sliding open and the lead singer was like: "you alright, mate?"

Me: *hands up*

Him: *slams van door shut*

And we drove all the way back to where we came from, where I came tumbling out the back of the van and stumbled home.

That was the last time I ever hung-out with Slang, and I thanked my lucky stars.
 
2021-11-28 10:46:32 PM  

thecactusman17: Britain's highest pub?

I'm assuming it's at the top of Big Ben?


But do you know the secret knock?
 
2021-11-28 10:52:20 PM  
Judging by the photo the road doesn't look too bad, ground is showing all over the place. A snowplow would easily handle that. The most snow seems to be in the parking lot. Maybe they should just invest in a few shovels and a couple of snowblowers and actually clear out the parking lot. Of course "trapped guests" is a pretty good revenue stream that they probably don't want to mess with.
 
2021-11-28 11:01:51 PM  
500m above sea level? That would leave most Britons gasping for breath.
 
2021-11-28 11:02:11 PM  

Madman drummers bummers: Oh sure they're having fun now, but the ale will eventually run out, and then... well. Not pretty.


They're in Scotland. I'm pretty sure they'll find something else to drink.

/even water, in an emergency
 
2021-11-28 11:03:21 PM  

caira: Madman drummers bummers: Oh sure they're having fun now, but the ale will eventually run out, and then... well. Not pretty.

They're in Scotland. I'm pretty sure they'll find something else to drink.

/even water, in an emergency


My mistake, they're in Yorkshire. (Can they not fit a pub in the Highlands?)  So running out of ale is not going to happen.
 
2021-11-28 11:03:57 PM  
Hopefully they all wear masks and are socially distancing.
 
2021-11-28 11:04:23 PM  

caira: Madman drummers bummers: Oh sure they're having fun now, but the ale will eventually run out, and then... well. Not pretty.

They're in Scotland. I'm pretty sure they'll find something else to drink.

/even water, in an emergency


2/10 you may get some that bite
 
2021-11-28 11:07:42 PM  

Madman drummers bummers: Oh sure they're having fun now, but the ale will eventually run out, and then... well. Not pretty.


They could probably airdrop some
 
2021-11-28 11:13:49 PM  

Heliodorus: Being trapped with a tribute band is a violation of human rights


Depends on the band. At the end Lynyrd Skynyrd was a Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute band. There are lots of other bands out there with one original member and he's the keyboard player or the drummer and everyone else is playing songs that someone else made famous.
 
2021-11-28 11:16:02 PM  

C18H27NO3: Am I the only one on the planet that can't stand the song Wonderwall?


No.

/If I were there I'd be informing my party "I am just going outside and may be some time."
 
2021-11-28 11:18:16 PM  

CFitzsimmons: 0.9 meters is up to the windows and a tunnel needed to be dug? This doesn't seem like we are getting the best info.



A flute with no holes is not a flute, and a tunnel without a top is a trench.
 
2021-11-28 11:20:19 PM  

minnkat: Judging by the photo the road doesn't look too bad, ground is showing all over the place. A snowplow would easily handle that. The most snow seems to be in the parking lot. Maybe they should just invest in a few shovels and a couple of snowblowers and actually clear out the parking lot. Of course "trapped guests" is a pretty good revenue stream that they probably don't want to mess with.


From the article:

A tunnel has since been dug out of the front door of the pub, but because of damage to power cables the roads are unusable.
 
2021-11-28 11:22:44 PM  

C18H27NO3: Am I the only one on the planet that can't stand the song Wonderwall?


No, you aren't....

Then there's Champaign Supernova... I almost left someone on the side of a road (completely serious) because of that song. I did leave them, relationship-wise, shortly after that fight, and that fight had a big part of it. Insert muttered filter triggering words here.
 
2021-11-28 11:30:24 PM  

Opacity: C18H27NO3: Am I the only one on the planet that can't stand the song Wonderwall?

No, you aren't....

Then there's Champaign Supernova... I almost left someone on the side of a road (completely serious) because of that song. I did leave them, relationship-wise, shortly after that fight, and that fight had a big part of it. Insert muttered filter triggering words here.


Oh buck up!   I am married a man who likes (and listens to in the truck) Kenny G.   And a teenager who lived Limp Bizkit.   Thankfully my son took after me (and took off with my Tool cds).  The 90s were weird in my house.
 
2021-11-28 11:55:53 PM  
Ugh, I can't stand Oasis. They sound too much like the Beatles, who also have never appealed to me.
 
2021-11-28 11:57:55 PM  

C18H27NO3: Am I the only one on the planet that can't stand the song Wonderwall?


No.
 
2021-11-29 12:01:31 AM  
*It was hilarious
 
2021-11-29 12:12:04 AM  

Combustion: I mean...at least it wasn't actually Oasis. That would be torture. Someone would have to be punched out after a few days.


If it was actually Oasis, the brothers would've started throwing punches at each other long before that.
 
2021-11-29 12:13:33 AM  
Yikes...having to survive on English food and beer.

*Shudder*
 
2021-11-29 12:20:32 AM  

pushthelimits: Ugh, I can't stand Oasis. They sound too much like the Beatles, who also have never appealed to me.


The Beatles are the most overrated band in Rock history.  Sure, they were one of the first to make it big and opened a lot of doors, but their music wasn't all that good.  Hell, with a single exception, the entire White Album is shiate.
 
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