Russian band records song while paragliding 650 meters above ground (VIDEO)
The Street Fiddlers, a band from the city of Novosibirsk, celebrated Russian Air Fleet Day by rising into the sky on a paraglider and performing the famous Soviet aviators’ march, called “Higher and Higher and Higher”.
The musicians went up into the sky in turns, played their parts and then created a video clip that is now available on YouTube.
“The video is dedicated to all those addicted to the sky”, the musicians wrote on their official webpage on Russia’s social network Vkontakte (VK), which is equivalent to Facebook.
However, only four out of five members of the band – two guitarists, a violinist and a drummer made it to the sky. The fifth one did not manage to cope with his fear and did not take part in the filming of the video, according to Russian tabloid Komsomolskaya Pravda.
Aleksandr Orlov, a well-known Russian paraglider, assisted the band with recording the music video at the height of 650 meters. He accompanied each of the musicians into the sky and played the role of a cameraman with one camera attached to his helmet and another in his hand on a selfie stick.
Overcoming a fear of heights was not the only challenge: Among other difficulties faced was the exceptionally strong wind. The violinist couldn’t hold the bow and so she eventually had to have it tied to her hand.
Blasts of wind did not help other band members either. The sounds of their voices and instruments were drowned out by the wind and after shooting, the recording had to be cleared of background noise.
It took a while to complete, but the Street Fiddlers have made it very clear that they were happy with the final result.