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Al Qaeda’s Steel Band Mastermind

by | 6th, February 2008

steel_drums.jpg“FIVE members of a calypso band thrown off a flight after being mistaken for terrorists have won a £5,500 pay-out.”

Aboard a Ryanair flight from Sardinia to London, members of the Caribbean Steel International Orchestra aroused suspicions among their fellow flyers.

As the Mail notes: “One passenger claimed he was concerned that one of the musicians, who was blind, appeared to be reading a newspaper.”

The story has a Dadaist bent.

Better had the blind steel drum player been reading paper dated one day into the future, the front page carrying the legend “HAVE YOU SEEN THE BLIND DRUMMER? – Hunt for Al Qaeda’s Steel Band Mastermind”…



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