Oasis Cover Band, customers and staff stranded in remote pub in England
UPDATE (11/29): The vast majority of those trapped in a pub in Yorkshire, England – including an Oasis cover band – were finally able to leave on Monday night, November 29. Nicola Townsend, director of Tan Hill, said The New York Times There were only two guests left and they would only stay one more night until they were more confident to drive on the roads. Despite the surreal ordeal, Townsend added that the farewells were poignant: “We had such a great time meeting new friends, meeting new people.”
On Facebook, Noasis said he officially “left the building!” They added, âThank you all for your messages of support, thank you all for the camaraderie in the room. Thanks to Mike, Nicola the site manager and his wonderful staff for looking after us all and thanks to Kendal Mountain Rescue for all their help. If we forgot anyone then a big thank you to you too!
It’s been three days and no one is there to save them – a bunch of Oasis covers, along with a bunch of staff and customers, have been stuck in a pub in Yorkshire, England since last Friday at the heavy snowfall in the area.
Outings at Tan Hill Inn, for The New York Times, have been largely blocked by piles of snow as high as three feet, while the roads remain difficult to cross. To complicate matters, the Tan Hill Inn is located in a rather remote location, at the top of the Pennine Moors in the Yorkshire Dales National Park (it even has the distinction of being Britain’s tallest pub, located at 1,732 feet above sea level).
At least 61 people who braved the weather to see Oasis’ cover band Noasis found themselves stranded at the Tan Hill Inn, though that number has since declined to around 50. (Off-roaders may have helped some parents return to their children, while a mountain rescue group helped a man in need of medical treatment for a “lingering illness” outside the pub.
Noasis – who adopted his new nickname, ‘Snowasis’ – provided an update on Monday morning, writing on Facebook: âThe roads are still very icy and the main road is still closed, it is not yet sandblasted or cleared of snow because these vehicles must pass fallen power lines. No way we could leave here before at least the end of the afternoon, they say, if at all today! “
When it comes to accommodation, the Tan Hill Inn has a handful of rooms, as well as an outdoor area for campers and RVs, but many of those stranded have slept on sofas and mattresses in the pub lounge. To pass the time, the group occupied themselves with pub quizzes, puzzles, movies (such as Fat and Mom Mia!), and even a little karaoke (rightly, Townsend noted, people sang Oasis a lot). Townsend also noted that there was no risk of running out of food as the hostel was stocking up for the winter (a group had even found themselves stranded at the Tan Hill Inn on New Years Day 2010).
âLast night they had a sing-along karaoke,â said Tan Hill Inn co-owner Mike Kenny. Yorkshire Post. âEven Noasis did some acoustic numbers. They are great people and they manage like everyone else. “
Fortunately, it seems no one has had cabin fever, or even fed up with “Wonderwall” (no official count of how many times it has been sung or played in the past three days, but it takes assume more than once). In fact, Townsend said the stranded strangers were not only considerate of each other, but helped keep the hostel tidy and started a small staff fundraising fund. There is even talk of getting everyone together next year for a meeting.