The video: In an all-too-common scene, frustrated passengers were stewing over flight delays and cancellations at Buenos Aires' international airport on Friday. Then the unusual happened: Fellow stranded passenger Cyndi Lauper took to the PA system for an impromptu performance of her 1983 hit "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun," and the stunned Argentine fliers happily joined in. (See video of the concert below.)
The reaction: "Well that's one way to calm down an angry bunch of stranded travelers," says Sarah Millar in The Toronto Star. Too bad Lauper wasn't available back in December to serenade the thousands of fuming passengers grounded by fierce blizzards at various other airports. It really is amazing to watch how "the palpable frustration melted away" over the course of a song, says Britain's The Sun. And Lauper's enthusiasm was contagious. But "with flight delays an on-going issue across the globe, perhaps her other hit, 'Time After Time,' would have been more appropriate." Watch the video:
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