As planned (for a change), Ms. Trollmo and I made our way to the north side of the Red Line, namely Davis and Alewife Stations
These two are very interesting places to play and this is mainly for the flux of people and for the performance area location in them
Davis has the performance spot on the platform and even though it’s noisy when trains come by, it’s really nice acoustically and people were rather receptive to what we were doing
Moving on to the northernmost end of the Red Line, we arrived to Alewife looking around for our spot to get to it and we stumbled with this beauty of a performance area
Playing here was also very interesting because of the time we picked (4:30 pm)
This time slot is basically rush hour so it had more and more people coming in and out of the station as our performance progressed
We had at least 4 people completely stopping their walk to read the signs while we performed and thanking us for our performance.
Yet, the highlight of the day to us was when a mother took almost 10 minutes of her time to stand in front of us with her baby on a stroller (who by the way, had his eyes fixated completely on us) to just enjoy what we were doing
Things like this makes it worthwhile to pursue this kind of projects, for sure
That’s it for today but we’re very excited for Wednesday given that we will have our first formal performance of this repertoire at the First Baptist Church at Newton (shout-out to Rachel Kurihara, Music Director of this Church for inviting us!)
See you tomorrow, peeps!