United flirts with another ditty disaster

broken guitar - csBuried in a Herald story about Dave Carroll‘s testimony before a passenger rights organization-sponsored hearing in Washington, lies this little nugget: Last week, for the first time since his YouTube hit went Stage 6 pandemic, Carroll inadvertently flew United Airlines—a long booked connecting flight to a gig in Chicago.

As the flight prepared for takeoff, a United attendant, apparently oblivious to Carroll’s musical history with the airline, chastised him for not placing his (Taylor?) guitar in an overhead bin. A nearby passenger watched in amusement.

“Oh, he’s going to write a song about you,” she said.