Here is a nice break from all things April Fool’s — this sax battle on the subway puts me in the mood for some coffee and dark sunglasses.
This video is the result of some musician deciding to take on a subway panhandler with a sense of humor and a flair for the dramatic. Fortunately for the newcomer, musicians seem to have a mellow appreciation of one another’s skill — unlike, say, prostitutes, who will cut you if they think you have invaded their turf.
So instead of torn-out weaves, hunks of bright pink press-on fingernails as far as the eye can see and those ridiculously oversized hoop earrings with ripped pieces of earlobe still attached to them, we get the pleasant atmosphere of a hip jazz bar. Must be a nice change of pace for these weary subway riders who are likely more used to gang violence and bums engaging in “piss fighting.”
Why can’t all duels be this melodic?
For more viral “happenings,” check out this musical flashmob.