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I'd say for me personally this would have all come down to where this took place. At the platform, yeah I'd stop. Sure of that. Spending so much time in New Orleans I've gotten used to stopping for music on the street.

Outside of the platform no chance. Until I'm on the platform at the Metro and see the 'next train arrives sign' I've got a razor focus on getting to that platform. Unfamiliar environment, unknown schedule, 15-30 minutes between trains, and trying to remember if I need red, green, blue or yellow and what direction actually requires a fair amount of focus.


Your point is very valid, Paul..... for someone from out of town or unfamiliar with the Metro. Friday rush hour I'm betting 90% of those people were regulars on autopilot.

If you watch the video in the full story link, you'll see it isn't a "typical" subway melee with people all jammed together. The area is wide open, with plenty of room for people to stop and listen.

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oh it was a friday rush and people going home?

I know what I'd be doing, and it wouldn't be hanging around the city for whatever reason.


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If you watch the video in the full story link, you'll see it isn't a "typical" subway melee with people all jammed together. The area is wide open, with plenty of room for people to stop and listen.

PH


The metro is generally pretty tame. It is crowded at transfer stations but there's never pushing or shoving that I've ever seen even at the busiest times. It's a pretty 'polite' system.

It does have a weird vibe to it though. The underground stations, there's just no hiding that you're in a bomb shelter. It feels oppressive inside and has a feeling you're in a cold war relic. I can see moving through the thing in a hurry I usually do.


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I am sure most of the people were dedicated government workers, intent on getting to their desks as promptly as possible, to carry out the important tasks to which they were assigned.


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If he had been playing Mozart, I would have noticed, stopped, listened and paid, regardless of how hurried I might have been. Cool


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http://www.world-science.net/e...325_micemusicfrm.htm

and, mice react to hard rock music:
http://www.jesus-is-savior.com...Rock-n-Roll/mice.htm


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I'd say for me personally this would have all come down to where this took place. At the platform, yeah I'd stop. Sure of that. Spending so much time in New Orleans I've gotten used to stopping for music on the street.

Outside of the platform no chance. Until I'm on the platform at the Metro and see the 'next train arrives sign' I've got a razor focus on getting to that platform. Unfamiliar environment, unknown schedule, 15-30 minutes between trains, and trying to remember if I need red, green, blue or yellow and what direction actually requires a fair amount of focus.


I tend to concur. I ride the dc metro every day, no headphones, but i am for sure minding my own business pretty much unaware of my sorroundings and just ready to walk up the stairs, get out of the station to see sunlight, breathe fresh air and avoid the crowds. I probably would have thought, damn that guy is good and kept on going.


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I am sure most of the people were dedicated government workers, intent on getting to their desks as promptly as possible, to carry out the important tasks to which they were assigned.

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I would stop and listen. I have been known to be late for work and engagements from time to time Wink. Mostly it involves moments with my children that I might otherwise miss out on. Of course, I live in Southern CA. What are these subways you refer to? Confused


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The one who paid the most attention was a 3 year old boy. His mother tagged him along, hurried, but the kid stopped to look at the violinist. Finally, the mother pushed hard, and the child continued to walk, turning his head all the time. This action was repeated by several other children. All the parents, without exception, forced them to move on.
yes...and "thou shall have the mind of a child to enter the kingdom of God". Certainly, there is a measure of purity of thought and inhibition that is lost as we get older; replaced with responsibility and a measure of "blindness".
 
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