“It’s Got Emotional”
The Oasis tribute band has finally escaped after being trapped in a pub in Noasis, Yorkshire for four days.
Storm Arwen left 61 people dead at Tan Hill Inn in the Yorkshire Dales after five feet of snow suddenly fell on Friday (26 November). The pub is at 528 meters above sea level, the highest in the UK.
The band played a gig in a pub on Friday night (26 November) and remained stranded until this evening (29 November) after heavy snowfall.
Posting on Twitter after their eventual escape, the band wrote: “Knosis has left the building! Thank you all for your messages of support, thanks to Mike, Nicola and all the staff, Kendall Mountain Rescue and within the venue Thanks everyone for the cordiality – it’s been emotional!
#nosis The building is abandoned! Thanks everyone for your messages of support, thanks to Mike, Nicola and all the staff, Kendall Mountain Rescue and thanks to everyone for the camaraderie within the venue – it’s been emotional! #snow https://t.co/V5gsfOEHL0
— Noasis Oasis-Tribute (@NoasisOfficial) November 29, 2021
Many traveled to the pub to see the band, but were trapped when the snow-blocked cars and roads became impassable.
The pub staff prepared a karaoke evening yesterday (28 November) to keep the spirits up among the stranded. They also conducted a quiz, showed movies on a projector and cooked Sunday lunch for all the guests, who were sleeping on makeshift beds next to the bar.
“They had a singsong karaoke last night,” said Mike Kenney, co-owner of Tan Hill Inn. yorkshire post, “Even Knoasis did some acoustic numbers. They’re tremendous people and just like everyone else having fun.”
Noasis had expected to leave early this morning but icy conditions stopped them.
write on Facebook Earlier today he said: “The roads are still very snowy and the main road is still closed, it hasn’t been paved or plowed yet because those vehicles have to cross the collapsed power lines. At least until late afternoon. Not leaving here, they say – if only today!”