Last week, Fall Out Boy announced they were going to play Antarctica, to set the world record for shortest amount of time to play all the world's seven continents. MTV News writer James Montgomery got to go, because he found a golden ticket at the bottom of his popcorn box while watching "Horton Hears A Who." These are his stories.
Okay, so, by now, you probably know that Fall Out Boy were forced to scrap Tuesday's planned Antarctic concert due to bad weather on the icy continent (mainly because, well, that was my report from yesterday, which you can read about here). But what's on tap for Wednesday? Well, as it turns out, even worse weather, which means that, for the second day in a row, the band will more than likely be forced to postpone their record-setting trip. Good times.
Don't take our word for it, though. Here, live and direct from Room 215 in Punta Arenas's Finis Terrae hotel, are Pete Wentz and FOB's tour manager, Henry Bourdeaux, to give you the latest on the weather conditions on Antarctica.
So there you have it, straight from Bourdeaux's mouth. According to the expedition company that's been hired to take FOB to Antarctica, the high winds and poor visibility scheduled for Wednesday make landing a plane nearly impossible (also, we hope our runway is still there
), which, as I write this, means that the trip is once again a no-go.
But don't despair just yet, FOB fans. The band are determined to land a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records - DETERMINED! - so they've extended their stay in Punta Arenas until at least Friday (which is good news for the mobs of screaming Fall Out Boy fans that have the hotel surrounded, but not necessarily good news for the band themselves. Or for me, for that matter). And early weather reports seem to indicate that Thursday should be clear enough to chance a landing.
It's not clear, however, if Wentz will be using a bag of Lay's potato chips as a microphone when (and if) FOB do make the voyage, but we're sort of hoping he does.