DAN CEARNS The Standard
UXBRIDGE: The Earl of Whitchurch Pub in Stouffville has broken Guinness World Records for the longest concert and the longest continuously live-streamed concert.
The longest concert record was officially broken, early on Sunday, April 2nd. The concert began, on Friday, March 17th, and ran until Tuesday, April 4th.
Uxbridge’s Leah Daniels and Ben Hudson were two of the many artists who performed at the record-breaking concert.
“When they first asked me, I thought it was crazy. I didn’t know how they were going to do this, Ms. Daniels said.
However, she added that, once she talked to the organizers the vision made more sense to her.
“It was something that I definitely wanted to be a part of, it was the coolest thing. It is very cool to say that I was a part of that [record breaking concert].”
Mr. Hudson told The Standard, he enjoyed being a part of the pub’s record-breaking concert.
“It was an incredible experience. The amount of support and the number of people that showed up was amazing,” he said.
Some of the rules the organizers had to follow in order to break the record for the longest concert, included: Each song must be at least two minutes long; there can be no more than 30 seconds between songs; there would be no more than five minutes between musical acts; there must be at least 10 conscious people in the audience at all times; and no song be repeated within a four hour period.
“It was pretty exciting to be a part of something like this, but it was also the most stressful gig I’ve ever done,” Ms. Daniels said.
The event raised money for a different charity each day.
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