Subway platform. Crowded. Around 19:00, Tuesday. It seems that everybody is trying to squeeze in here. It might even be true, when it’s one of those rainy Berlin days. We are at the U2 station Stadtmitte. It is a busy one, with two arteries – the U2 platform and the U6, bound together by a seemingly never ending tunnel.
Between the U2 platform and the tunnel there is an in situ stage, created by musicians who stop there from time to time. Accordion. Saxophone. Electric Piano. Violin. Or three guitars. The great acoustic embraces the distracted passersby, and sometimes, awakens them from their daily routine. Not sure what makes the acoustics so great – the walls or the need for this embrace of a random, every-day corner.
This article is not meant to bring you to Stadtmitte. It is meant to be remembered when one happens to be there spontaneously. And when you do remember it, smile and stop for six minutes. To listen.