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Accordion, Instrument of the Gods It Happened to Me

Four years ago today…

Southwest Airlines jet landing
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Four years ago today, I was flying into Washington, DC to both attend and give presentations at RWDevCon, a conference for mobile app developers.

The winds were high that day, and as the pilot made their first attempt at a landing, the gusts hit the plane with enough force to make it obvious that we’d have to do a go-around.

On our second landing attempt, the gusts were still there. There was a nervous vibe throughout the cabin, and one of the flight attendants decided to lighten the mood by making an announcement over the PA system:

“If we need to do another go-around, I’m getting the accordion man to play us a song.”

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