Story By: Ernest Bio Bogore, Sub-Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Newsflash
These images show the Canadian rock band who made it through real hard rock to set a Guinness World Record by playing in an underground mine located 6,213 feet below sea level.
The band, named the Shaft Bottom Boys, broke the record for the deepest underground concert on 7th March inside Creighton Mine in Greater Sudbury in the east-central Canadian province of Ontario.
In their social media post, Guinness World Record said: “The Shaft Bottom Boys have taken the title for the deepest concert underground after playing a concert at 1,893.8 metres (6,213 feet 3.05 inches) below sea level at Vale’s Creighton Mine in the City of Greater Sudbury, Ontario.”
The Sudbury band, whose members dressed as miners, played a selection of popular covers as well as an original song, Creighton Deep, which the band composed the week before the concert.
Phil Landry, one of the members of the rock band, said: “The mine was closed for a couple of hours. There were about 50 miners who came to see us play.”
Local media reports that until the concert in the mine the record had been held by the Dutch band Agonizer, who played 4,169 feet underground concert in 2007.
Guinness adjudicator Kaitlin Vesper was at the mine to witness the concert played by the Shaft Bottom Boys and confirmed their record.
She said: “Working for Guinness World Records, I get to meet a lot of very interesting people and travel to some interesting places.
“But I can confirm I haven’t been anywhere as interesting as Creighton Mine or been this far below sea level before.”
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