So today’s plan went a little bit different… I invited Simone to play with the orchestra of one of the programs I work for (http://www.revolutionofhope.org/) at an event at Simmons College and right after that performance we were going to go play at Downtown Crossing.
I realized that we were close to Ruggles Station so I thought that this would be a good way to get to our planned location We biked to Ruggles and realized that instead of taking the T and playing twice at Downtown Crossing, we could just play one at Ruggles and one at Downtown and so we did
Now, let me tell you, Ruggles performance area is poorly located, it’s behind a huge wall with a T “Spider Map” (one of those maps that list all the locations) that covers the performers from the view of anyone coming up the stairs
Nonetheless, I think we did pretty well… it was really fun to play in a quieter space than the engine noise of hell in Park Street and we got some really nice compliments from some really nice people!
I also decided that from now on, I’m dumping the chair for the performances and just playing standing up if there’s nowhere to sit
We finished at Ruggles and we took the T (bikes and all!) to Downtown Crossing At our arrival, we weren’t sure of where we should be playing, yet, we just sat at a bench and did it, anyway It went very well from the get go and something kind o’ sweet happened A couple of lovebirds (probably on their first date) passed by us and the guy leaned over and asked us super nicely: “I’m sorry to interrupt you, but could you played something romantic, for her?”
We played “Air on G String”… I thiiiiink they liked it (?) After this, the Oak Grove train got delayed so people took a bit of solace on hearing us play while they waited for a train that was not arriving… We wrapped up after a really intense day (dammit, rain!) and we’re very excited about tomorrow, where we’re supposed to do it at Harvard Sq. but as today showed us, things don´t always go according to plans…
I wonder if tomorrow we’ll get to see our plans through…