British fans of an Oasis tribute band spent the weekend confined to a secluded Yorkshire pub with the band when a mountain of snow trapped them all in the bar.
Noasis fans had gathered at the Tan Hill Inn on Friday night to hear performances of their favorite rock songs when piles of snow up to three feet high blocked the pub’s exits, according to the New York Times.
Local officials said it was not safe to travel, so 61 stranded pub goers and employees crouched down and stayed overnight, the newspaper said.
Conditions did not improve, so the trapped also slept in the pub on Saturday and prepared to sleep again on Sunday amid the howling winds and swirling snow, according to the report.
Off-roaders and a mountain rescue group were able to transport several people out of the bar to deal with medical and family situations, but most of the customers didn’t look back in anger and made the most of it. the situation with cold beer, a hot fire and lots of “Wonderwall” chants, according to the article.
Those who hadn’t booked a room at the hostel slept on sofas and on the floor but didn’t get ‘loud and drunk’ because they want to be ‘respectful of each other’, said General Manager Nicola Townsend in the newspaper.
The cover band, which pub fans have reportedly dubbed “Snowasis,” told their Facebook followers they had to cancel their Saturday night concert due to the emergency, as the Tan Hill Inn drove to the flat. -form to post frequent updates of the situation, jokingly calling stuck customers “detained”.
“Let’s be honest. … Being stuck anywhere is an ordeal, a challenge for some people’s mental health, and yes some are at a breaking point after 3 days of #CONFINE ”, the tavern playfully captioned a photo of a man enjoying a hearty Sunday meal.
“We will ALWAYS remember this amazing group of people who came together and hopefully under difficult circumstances enjoyed what we all believe to be a life-changing experience,” reads another post. .Townsend said the strangers who became friends were having so much fun playing games, eating roasts and drinking pints that they had already started planning to get together for a reunion next year.
While the situation seemed cheerful in the pub, the UK was grappling with thousands of power outages caused by Storm Arwen, responsible for at least three deaths, according to the report.