Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Musical Terrorism




From Yahoo News...

England's recently-imposed ban on most carry-on items--spawned by last month's terrorist scare--has classical musicians complaining to Parliament that they're no longer able to travel and perform their trade. Why? Because their instruments are banned from the cabin and are far too valuable and vulnerable to be stored with the checked luggage. Many classical musicians use instruments crafted in the 17th, 18th and 19 centuries, and it's not uncommon for these instruments to be worth millions of dollars. Those of us who have found our luggage damaged after a flight can surely understand why someone wouldn't want to part with a pricey item upon boarding an aircraft. So, until the new regulations are relaxed--and there's an indication they may be--a number of talented artists are either stuck at home or forced to play on inferior instruments. Who knew Al Qaeda could wreak such aesthetic havoc?

1 Comments:

Blogger LaKisha said...

Maybe there needs to be a special compartment for fragile items. All cushiony and what not. Of course, putting luggage in this padded paradise would have to cost a lot.

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