It’s dark at the top of the world. At 82 degrees north, the sun hasn’t risen for months. It’s enough to drive anyone crazy.
That’s why members of the Canadian Armed Forces at the tip of Ellesmere Island were recently treated to a concert. All performers had to be flown in via military transport. The CBC reports:
Performers at December’s concert included Patricia Conroy, Hayley McLean, Shaun Verreault, members of the band Atlantic Crossing and comedian Will Davis.
Since military personnel serve six-month deployments in the isolated station, the musicians had a captive and appreciative audience.
Master Seaman Shane Barker, who is also a mess manager, says the live music is a big morale boost for the 67 people stationed there and helps break up the long dark days of winter.