Have you ever wondered about the acoustics at 35,000 feet?
Perhaps not. But some folks on a Southwest Airlines flight from Phoenix to Los Angeles on Wednesday got a first-hand lesson in them. Gavin DeGraw, a singer-songwriter perhaps best known for composing theme music for the television drama “One Tree Hill,” played a two-song set when flight 425 reached its cruising altitude. He also had some fun, even climbing onto a seat for a short period.
Most of the passengers admitted to me that they had never heard of DeGraw, but that did not stop their excitement. They cheered after his set and then asked for autographs and pictures. DeGraw happily complied.
The sound quality, while not great, was not nearly as poor as I feared. Passengers could definitely hear the words through the public address system.
Here are some videos from the performance.