Fall Out Boy Misses Historic Gig

Bad weather in Antarctica snarls plan to play on all the continents
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 27, 2008 6:04 PM CDT

MTV faves Fall Out Boy won’t be taking its place alongside champion hand-walkers and fingernail-growers in the Guinness Book of World Records, NME reports: Nasty weather has kept the band from traveling to Antarctica, where it was to become the first group to have played on all seven continents. Said bassist Pete Wentz, “It’s an utter f---ing disappointment."

When commercial planes wouldn’t take the musicians—and a Guinness official—through the storm, they tried chartering a special four-propeller plane, but it also refused to make the rough journey. So the Greenpeace-supported trip was cut short, and the band’s frontman worries it might not be attempted again: “I’m sure Guinness won’t ever return our phone calls.” (More Fall Out Boy stories.)

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