Check out this video of Joshua Bell playing at a Washington DC subway station. He played for 43min (video is sped up). While he played only 3 out of 1070 people stopped to watch. Several days before this experiment he played with the Boston Symphony and the tickets were $100-$200 per person.
Check out at 1:54 when the lady with the white plastic bag stands in the middle while people go all around her. I get emotional when I hear her talk at the end.
What opportunities are we missing due to our hustle and bustle?
Posted on November 24, 2008, in Daily Word. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.
Thanks to all of you who came to the Thanksgiving service last night. This is the story I told there…
I’m glad Susan and I went last night. Your message was great! Your words were timely and flowed well. If you were nervous we couldn’t tell. Great job Pastor Robin!
Most citizens are programmed to be fed their entertainment via TV or movies and when in a subway station, are on a schedule and need to catch the next train. Also, if a guy was playing music for tips, he must not be any good so why stop and listen? Only those with an appreciation and understanding for this art form were impressed and stopped.
Concerning your sermon last night, did you have the feeling that you were in the Boston Symphony or the subway station as you poured your heart out and told us to BE the person that someone else can be thankful for?
Its sad we past on by for we do not know what we missed. Hes great.
Oh… the busy lifes we live that we could not stop long enought to hear the music.
Sorry I missed your sermon last nite. Fixed supper for the friend of Eldons who he worked with and for this last summer ,and who has a plane to take people to his cabin in the bush. And fishing………………
I would like to say Happy Birthday miss kennedy,I love your precious smile.
the crowd on Sunday night was very attentive for the most part. i think the ones that made it, were very interested in what was going on.
Michael Mendez loved your sermon. He said you spoke from your heart. It was emotinal