British Airways is hoping to break a Guinness World Record for the highest concert when the carrier flies iconic 1980s bands like Bananarama and Go West 43,000 feet in the air, where they will perform a special concert for travellers.
The charity gig will raise funds for UK-based charity Comic Relief and Red Nose Day, in which the public is encouraged to "do something funny for money."
Funds go to the underprivileged in the UK and the impoverished in Africa.
Other 1980s icons who will join the mile-high gig include Tony Hadley of Spandau Ballet and pop singer Kim Wilde.
The retro concert is being staged to hearken back to 1985, the year Comic Relief aired the first of their star-studded biennial telethons.
To time travel back to the 80s, cabin crew will don original uniforms from the era complete with shoulder pads and serve retro foods like cocktail sausages, pineapple and cheese on skewers, mini prawn cocktails, pineapple upside down cake, gobstoppers and popping candy –- all of which were the height of sophistication at the time.
British residents can purchase tickets by texting 'Fly' to 64100. Texts cost £5 and will be donated to Comic Relief.
The flight is scheduled for March 10.
This story was posted on Tue, February 19, 2013
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