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April 8, 2007 3:59 PM   Subscribe

What happens when a world-class concert violinist with a $3.5 million Stradivarius plays anonymously in a Washington Metro station? Find out here.
posted by MegoSteve (31 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: previously -- jessamyn



 
This happens?
posted by hal9k at 4:04 PM on April 8, 2007


I've lost count, and I'm speechless.
posted by Banky_Edwards at 4:05 PM on April 8, 2007


Wrong Metro stop. There used to be a guy who played baroque violin for tips around Dupont Circle. One night as I was relaxing over a glass of wine alfresco, I paid him to move closer and play me Telemann (specifically, selections form the Paris Quartets). For a thirty minutes and ten bucks, I, like the Medicis, was a patron of the arts.
posted by orthogonality at 4:07 PM on April 8, 2007 [1 favorite]


Isn't there a legend about a quadruple post, Easter, and the coming of the great plague?
posted by gcbv at 4:11 PM on April 8, 2007


Nice of you to tip so he was no longer baroque.
posted by hal9k at 4:11 PM on April 8, 2007


If he'd played an oboe, this post would be okay, because of the double reed.
posted by wendell at 4:12 PM on April 8, 2007 [1 favorite]


FIFTH!
posted by delmoi at 4:13 PM on April 8, 2007


I think this is a record.
posted by delmoi at 4:13 PM on April 8, 2007


OMG
posted by billysumday at 4:15 PM on April 8, 2007


If he'd played an oboe, this post would be okay, because of the double reed.

I'm Liang Wang and I approve of this post.
posted by phaedon at 4:15 PM on April 8, 2007


No, he was playing live.
posted by hal9k at 4:15 PM on April 8, 2007


WTF FTW x 2
posted by y2karl at 4:17 PM on April 8, 2007


It's a joy to contribute to this landmark of multiple posting. While I still...
posted by imperium at 4:17 PM on April 8, 2007


aka reading imcomprehension
posted by y2karl at 4:18 PM on April 8, 2007


Find out here!
posted by klangklangston at 4:18 PM on April 8, 2007


I think the problem is that people are seeing this in their Sunday paper, not realizing it was published last night, and not scrolling down to the previous day.
posted by delmoi at 4:19 PM on April 8, 2007


Oh, no, my snark was redundant! METAfilter, huh?
posted by klangklangston at 4:20 PM on April 8, 2007


IT'S NOT EVEN THAT GREAT AN ARTICLE
posted by interrobang at 4:21 PM on April 8, 2007


Maybe playing the double bass would have been more fitting?
posted by AwkwardPause at 4:23 PM on April 8, 2007


This has day-time drama written all over it.
posted by phaedon at 4:25 PM on April 8, 2007


Maybe there will be a day sometime soon when there is nothing on the front page but assorted posts around this article.
posted by dilettante at 4:28 PM on April 8, 2007


washingtonpost.com?
posted by djgh at 4:29 PM on April 8, 2007


God -- the Washington Post is l♥ving MetaFilter this weekend! Cinco Postings.
posted by ericb at 4:37 PM on April 8, 2007


not scrolling down to the previous day

Or searching. Keywords: Joshua Bell.
posted by ericb at 4:38 PM on April 8, 2007


This may be my last chance, so big ups to cortex's most recent deletion reason. Well done.
posted by pinespree at 4:38 PM on April 8, 2007


I'm glad for the post MegoSteve. I missed the first, second, third, fourth.., so thanks.
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posted by LoriFLA at 4:42 PM on April 8, 2007


I also missed all the prior posts, so thanks. The video wouldn't play on my system and it's not on youtube. Can someone post a link?
posted by nax at 4:45 PM on April 8, 2007


Funny bathroom graffiti!
posted by BeerFilter at 4:45 PM on April 8, 2007


I declare today to be Violin Day.
posted by b1tr0t at 4:46 PM on April 8, 2007


Well, I'd be embarrassed, but obviously, quite a few people didn't see the Saturday post for whatever reason.

delmoi's right, though. I just didn't scroll down far enough see the Saturday post.
posted by MegoSteve at 4:46 PM on April 8, 2007


I'm glad this was posted so much, I would have missed it otherwise. Having been born in the early 80's, in New Jersey, classical music never really was a part of my life, but you can't deny that it's one great piece of music. Audioporn if you will.
posted by Derek at 4:51 PM on April 8, 2007


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