The big man himself, John Legend, made excellent use of the public pianos in London’s St Pancras station last night, treating commuters, tourists and passersby to an eight-minute impromptu performance.
— John Legend (@johnlegend) March 29, 2017
The international train station has two public pianos, designed to encourage passersby and 10-time Grammy award-winning musicians to stop by and play a choon.
Obviously, news of the surprise gig spread quickly.
Oh my god oh my god oh my god https://t.co/uBQVzKMsRv
— Maisie Williams (@Maisie_Williams) March 29, 2017
Which was a nice lil’ surprise for London on the day Article 50 was finally triggered.
— Dan Dalton (@wordsbydan) March 29, 2017
Of course, not everyone was impressed.
@johnlegend someone needs attention
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) March 29, 2017
But most were insanely jealous that today, of all days, they happened to not be in St Pancras train station, including this writer, who has been there approximately twice in her life.
Been to st Pancras 7000 times why did I not pick today to be there https://t.co/sduiGEo2HA
— Lucy Browne (@lucebrowne) March 29, 2017
He played a number of hits, including the devastatingly beautiful ‘All Of Me‘.
— Time Out London (@TimeOutLondon) March 29, 2017
And the whole thing was live-streamed on Facebook by Live Nation (who are promoting his UK leg of his ‘Darkness And Light‘ tour later this year).
The moral of this story is: for the first time in living memory, finding yourself squished in between several dozen, iPhone-wielding tourists on London’s Underground was actually worth it.
Photo: Time Out / Twitter.