When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. When it gives you a mudslide — make music.
That’s what happened when a mudslide wiped out a Northern California highway Saturday.
Regular two-hour trips turned into 10-hour delays and detours, as motorists sat stranded, waiting for workers to clear a state road.
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A small band of musicians, on their way to a gig in Eureka, were among those stranded.
After about an hour-and-a-half, they decided to put on a concert for the stranded travelers. A video shows the mud still flowing behind the musicians as they play.
“I was ridiculously excited and told them that this was the coolest thing ever,” said Mary Vellutini. “Within minutes they had set up and started playing.”
As small crowd of admirers surrounded them, the Trinity Alps Chamber Players also handed out flyers inviting their captive audience to their concert later.
(WATCH the video below or READ more from Kym Kemp) — Photo: Kym Kemp