March 26, 2008 04:38:42 GMT
Fall Out Boy had to postpone their plan to go to Antarctica because the weather was not so friendly.
A bad weather has forced Fall Out Boy to postpone their mission to conquer all seven continents within 9 months. They boys who intend to break a world record as the first band to ever do so, received the bad news on Tuesday, March 25, being told to change the plan to another day because their destination, Antarctica, was not so flight-friendly that day.
They have arrived in Santiago, Chile on March 23 to perform and were scheduled to head to the chilly continent two days after. "Bad weather in Antarctica, go figure. We were sort of aware that this might happen, but, to be honest, we're just hoping some other band doesn't slip in by boat or something and set the world record right under our noses," frontman Patrick Stump joked.
They are expected to travel to Antarctica today, March 26 if the flight can be arranged as early. Bassist Pete Wentz is particularly hopeful for their trip there for he is excited about seeing penguins. "I'm basically expecting that it'll be like Hoth, that ice planet on 'Star Wars,' only I bet there won't be any Tauntauns there," Wentz told MTV. "But I also heard that you can, like, get a photo taken with your arm around a penguin, like frat-boy style, which would be hilarious."
If they do get there, the band will perform in front of a gathered scientists working there. A team from the Greenpeace is in tow to document the effect of global warming.