Powderfinger Get High!
Tickets for their farewell gigs are the most sought-after in the country right now, but a 140 fans got a real treat yesterday (October 31) when Powderfinger played a gig at 30 000 feet in the air!
The Brisbane band made history when they became the first Australian band ever to play a gig mid air, on a Jetstar flight between the Sydney and Gold Coast.
To fit the small stage on the plane, three rows of seats were removed to fit the band’s amps according to ABC news online.
"There wasn't much room up there for big-stage moves. I couldn't pull many shapes,”
charismatic frontman Bernard Fanning said reported take40.com. “This tour we've done lots of things for the first time, in terms of places we've been to and the size of the tour, but I never expected to be playing a gig in the sky."
The band played their best loved hits ‘My Happiness’, ‘Burn Your Name’, ‘Waiting For The Sun’, ‘Lost And Running’, ‘Sunsets’ and ‘These Days’ to ecstatic fans who had to bid for their seats on the plane, with some paying up to $10,000 for a single ticket. In total, over $150,000 was raised for charities Yalari (which supports education for indigenous children) and Starkids.
With their final ‘Sunset’ gigs still to be played in Melbourne, Adelaide and Sydney, before wrapping up in their hometown of Brisbane on November 13, Bernard said the band had no time to get nostalgic.
"It's getting closer now, but we haven't been thinking about it because we're so busy. There are years and years to get emotional and look back. Maybe the last show might get to us a bit, but we're purely focused on trying to put on the best shows."
Did you see Powderfinger's Jetstar gig? Let us know by commenting below! In the meantime, see why we're so sad to see the fivesome say goodbye in the video below...