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I think this is a great experiment showing how easily people can overlook important things that are right in front of them. For example, we all see the creation of Jehovah but how many do really appreciate the art and the Artist behind it?


In an experiment initiated by The Washington Post columnist Gene Weingarten, Bell donned a baseball cap and played as an incognito busker at the Metro subway station L'Enfant Plaza in Washington, D.C. on January 12, 2007. The experiment was videotaped on hidden camera; of the 1,097 people who passed by, only seven stopped to listen to him, and only one recognized him. For his nearly 45-minute performance, Bell collected $32.17 from 27 passersby (excluding $20 from the passerby who recognized him). Three days before, he earned considerably more playing the same repertoire at a concert. 

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Brother Adelin I really liked that!

It is ironic because I actually listen to Joshua Bell, so I wonder if I would have been in that Subway Station if I also would have maybe just walked on by? But because I love the Violin, I think I might at least have paused and looked at this man and wondered how it was that he was playing so beautifully.

However, if I was in a rush, I might have not even given it a 2nd thought, just quickly seeing that there was a guy playing music for money but then rushing off onto the train. Not realizing that I missed an outstanding performance by a great artist! :o

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