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A metro musician

As the metro winds underneath the city of Barcelona, busy bodies sit and keep to themselves. At the heigh of the silence, a man steps on the L4 and brings out his violin. 

In our front row seats, we listened as the bow moved up and down the strings, his fingers moving with incredible speed. With each note, he turned to face every member of his audience. 

From our experience, the metro rides are mundane and uneventful for locals and tourists alike. Most people choose to ignore those who walk up and down the train cars asking for money. However, this performance brough a new light and unity to locals and tourists as both enjoyed the short tune. 

After a conversation with the Barcelona natives across from us, people perform on the metro quite frequently. Metro performers have been a pioneering project with TMB transportation company since the early 2000s. 

We were told we were lucky to have such a nice performer, as normally if you are caught taking a video, they can be very pushy for money. 

At the completion of our small concert, the performer humbly asked for some money and went down to the next train car to play a new song, singing for his supper.


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Anthony Mezzanote

Anthony Mezzanote is a rising senior visual communications major and business minor. He is from Fort Mill, South Carolina. His hobbies include golfing, skiing, hiking, and talking to women.

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