View Full Version : Conference attendees attempt ukulele world record

02-27-2009, 12:35 PM

More than 900 attendees to the La Quinta National Conference at the Hilton Hawaiian Village today set what is believed to be a Guinness world record for the largest ukulele ensemble.

More info and video at the link. (http://www.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/20090216/BREAKING01/90216071)

02-27-2009, 12:50 PM
I saw that on the local news! Thay broke the world record of 400 people to 900!

02-27-2009, 01:02 PM
Looks like they gave away a bunch of the toy ones, as evidenced by the ones sitting on the empty seats. Cool deal :shaka:

02-28-2009, 01:45 AM
I doubt it was a record, I imagine some standards must be met....and this group had no idea how to play. It was not a gathering of ukulele players...but hotel workers/service people. You see in the video, that people have no idea what they are doing.
The record should read "900 people attempt to play toy promotional ukuleles after 2 minute lesson"
Cool party favor though.

02-28-2009, 02:21 AM
That is awesome! Even if they weren't ukulele players, that is a great way to spread the love. If just 5 percent of those 900 people get interested enough to learn more, that's FORTY-FIVE new ukulele players to go out and make the world a little brighter.

Plus it makes us now have to break their record.

Sweet deal.

Ukulele JJ
02-28-2009, 03:16 AM
this group had no idea how to play.

I thought it was pretty funny how that one guy in the clip was just sitting on a C chord for the whole song. :p

A similar record was set for accordions a while ago. The record was for the largest number of accordionist playing a recognizable song. They couldn't just clam their way through it. (The song chosen was, of course, "Lady of Spain".)