iPod’s got nothing on this

You know how it is. At best, a Metro commute is something you zone out for, where you take a little vacation in your head and enjoy the opportunity to not be productive. At worst, it’s an ordeal to be endured stoically with earbuds firmly attached, while trying not to notice how smelly the guy next to you is, or that someone threw up in the seat in front of you.

But every once in a while, you get a little Metro serendipity, like I did recently on the Green Line platform at Gallery Place. These three gentlemen regaled the assembled commuters with Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers, the Temptations, and a number of other famous old doo-wop/Motown songs that anyone who has ever flipped past an oldies station should recognized. And they were good, too.

Doo-wop at the metro station

Originally uploaded by tiffany bridge

4 Comments so far

  1. amandaa on April 29th, 2008 @ 9:40 am

    Wouldn’t it be cool if Metro actually allowed for this kind of thing, and more of our trips were enlivened by various performances? Unfortunately, I’m quite sure this is technically illegal by Metro’s rules.

  2. Tiffany Bridge (tiffany) on April 29th, 2008 @ 9:48 am

    Metro licenses performers to station themselves at station entrances after an audition process; the program is in its second year.

  3. dctraveler on May 1st, 2008 @ 1:19 pm

    I have heard these guys at Metro center. They are wonderful! Does anyone know if their group has a name?

  4. Monica (monica) on May 6th, 2008 @ 11:49 am

    I love these guys!

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