That’s Not a Speaker Playing Music in SouthCoast Parking Lots
I was running some errands Thursday night at about 8:30 or so when I heard loud music coming from the Fairhaven Walmart parking lot. I mean, it was LOUD.
Initially, I thought the music was coming from a car, but the closer I got to the new Citizens Bank building, it sounded like the music was coming from some external speakers.
Something still didn't seem right. "Someone turned up those speakers pretty loud in the bank," I thought to myself.
Then, I saw the real source of the music: there was a guy standing in the parking lot playing his violin. I rolled down my window to listen. He was amazing. The songs that I heard him play as I went in and out of the store were all Top 40 songs that you'd hear on Fun 107, like "Despacito" and "See You Again."
It reminded me a lot of musicians that I've seen in European cities. I've heard some incredible live music in the halls of the subway beneath in Paris and at the base of the Spanish steps in Rome. These buskers were really talented musicians, and they really added to the atmosphere of the city. It was so culturally rich.
I never would have pictured a musician like this playing in the parking lot of the Fairhaven Walmart, but there he was.
I brought him up on the air Friday morning, and Gazelle told me that he had seen the very same guy last weekend playing in the parking lot of Target in Dartmouth.
Apparently, the man plays music as a way to make some money for his family. He plays away on his violin while his wife collects money from people passing by.
Keep an ear open for his music. It's nice to see culture like this here on the SouthCoast.