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I rolled a 6 today, so at least 30 minutes of travel time.
3rd Ave and Pine St Transit Tunnel Entrance
I was coming into the transit tunnel to reload my Orca card when I saw this guy tuning up his guitar. As I was at the card kiosk, he started playing, and the notes drifted down the escalator, filling the whole transit tunnel with music. While the cold made his voice crack a little, he still sounded good. Sincere, enthusiastic, and easy going. So after I was done with my card, I decided to listen for a bit and interview him.
His name is Jonathan, and he moved to Seattle from Spokane this past January - though he’s originally from California. (Seattle tends to attract all sorts of wanderers.) He’s been playing guitar for 10 years now. He decided to start performing publicly like this over the summer, as a way to relax after work. We talked about the adventure of going out to public performance, playing guitar, my little blog here, and the issues of coming into the Seattle Freeze from a different culture.
When I asked him what his favorite experience with public performance so far had been, he said it was when a woman walked past as he was performing, then came back after he started the chorus and gave him $5. He felt very flattered by it.
I didn’t have any cash to hand to give him, so I got him a coffee and a bottle of water instead.