|A strange thing…
||[ Wednesday, 24 Dec 08 | 15:38 ]
A couple times a month I encounter an “entertainer” on the train. Usually it’s an accordion player, guitarist, or singer, sometimes even a group. Often they have a battery-powered amplifier to provide accompaniment. Last night on my trip home from la capital, I noticed a passenger with a collapsible bike along with some other gear.
I was checking my camera equipment and suddenly heard some ethereal-sounding music. At first I didn’t know where it was coming from. The passenger started speaking with the typical “Buenas noches, desculpa me…”. That’s usually an introduction to a spiel asking for money.
I was surprised when he assembled a large doll/puppet, and switched his sound system to a Beatles song. He danced around manipulating the doll and was singing. I thought it was really weird. Lucky I had a camera and was able to take a few shots.
Man dancing and
singing with puppet
Normally I don’t tip “performers” on the train, but in this case I gave him a euro for his troubles since I had photographed him.