The live music on some flights is actually part of the “Live at 35” in-air concert series, which Southwest first launched in 2011, and will feature Warner Music Nashville artists.
Atlantic Records/WMN musician Devin Dawson performed aboard a recent flight from Nashville to Philadelphia and uploaded the video to social media.
“That was a little bit different than what I usually do every day,” he told Billboard after landing.
Dawson also told the magazine the concerts can help soothe those with a fear of flying.
“I hope that something like this is just a cool surprise for some that helps them forget about their everyday woes, and I’ll just play a couple songs to make them smile,” he said.
While some Southwest customers might hope their flight features one of the pop-up concerts, Twitter users seemed overwhelmingly against live music on flights.
This is the only concert I want on Southwest Airlines. pic.twitter.com/FAESC7tzYC— Ben Siemon (@BenjaminJS) October 27, 2017
i want to listen to a Man yodeling while i am trapped inside of a Huge metal bird !!!!!!!!!! Yes !!!! give it to me southwest airlines !!!!— lilya (@harmfulkid) October 27, 2017
Nobody wants live entertainment on a plane @SouthwestAir. We want to eat and go to sleep.— нacĸary вιnх (@HitDaBoogiez) October 27, 2017
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