Andrew should appreciate this story. In my commuter travels I have reported on seeing:
- a guy play the guitar while driving. Not air guitar, I mean literally the neck of the thing was sticking out the window and he was playing it while he drove, periodically putting one hand on the wheel to stay in a straight line.
- someone playing the drums while driving. Not quite as cool, but still, he was using drumsticks and going to town on his dashboard.
Today I saw something that topped those guys. Somebody who was actually walking across town while playing his guitar. Nice. And this was no street musician out for a stroll in the park, this was a guy walking across busy intersections to get from the train station to wherever he was going. It was an electric guitar no less. He had on head phones and was just having a grand old time. For a minute I thought maybe he was just practicing his fingerings, but then he reached into the bag slung over his shoulder and adjusted something, and I realized he was packing a portable amp in there as well.
I have to admit, I'm impressed. Never in a million years would I have thought of something like that. Here's a guy who's managing to actually pay attention to where he's walking (since he's not looking elsewhere like, say, somebody reading the newspaper would), he's not bothering anybody with the sound (hence the headphones), and he's actually getting something done (whether he was doing it because he's hardcore about practicing or because he enjoys the music he makes, who knows, but does it matter?)
What did you see today?