Delayed Air Canada flight gets a dose of Klezmer

Passengers aboard a delayed Air Canada flight got a welcome surprise when a travelling Balkan Klezmer band broke out their instruments and treated them to a four-song set.

When stuck aboard a delayed airplane, there are generally only a small number of socially acceptable behaviours travellers can engage in.

Try to get some shuteye. Thumb through a book. Check a tablet or smartphone. Stare blankly at the seat in front or engage in conversation with a passenger in the adjacent seat.

As a YouTube video posted Wednesday shows, none of these options appealed to members of the Lemon Bucket Orkestra, who were recently on a delayed flight to Frankfurt from Toronto's Pearson International airport.

The group, which describes itself as "Toronto's only Balkan-Klezmer-Gypsy-Party-Punk Super-Band," decided instead to break out their instruments and delight their fellow passengers with a four-song set.

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