The Subway Singer

Last night, coming home from Camden, Joe and I had to change at Tottenham Court Road. I found a seat and, being my charmingly drunk self, proceeded to make fun of the camera of the lady next to me (you really had to be there). Fortunately, she was at least as drunk as I was and we got to talking, hopped on the train and after a bit, I asked her what she did. She informed me that she was an opera singer, to which I replied "go on then, let's have some."

God, I love drunk people.

There's one particular stretch of the Central Line where you can't hear anyone talk. You have to shout at your mates and even then they won't understand you. We had no problem hearing her sing. She was a tiny thing and I, standing a mere two feet away, was shocked by the physical power of her voice. It was incredible. I could feel the projection from it. After a bit of singing, everyone started clapping and made their way down to our end of the car.

She became embarrassed because she was drunk and sang off key (like I could tell), but we convinced her to sing more. She pulled out a tuning fork, tapped it and listened intently. Then she opened her mouth and graced us with Tosca all the way back to Ealing Broadway.
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Fucking magical.

Would've loved to've been there.
Damn I am jealous! I on the other hand was amused by a group that were so drunk they could barely stand as the girls were practically falling all over each other. I think I would have preferred the opera singer!
I love random shit! <--- It's been my mantra for several years now.

Tell me you got her phone number.
That is an amazing story. I could see (but unfortunately could not hear) the whole event in my head.
Next time I need an emergency tuning fork, I'll ask the nearest opera singer.

Seriously, carrying around a tuning fork is one of the more random things I've heard.
Re: random
But it makes sense to me, like artists carrying pencils and guitarists with pockets full of plectrums. Then again I'm frequently accused of being random too.
That rules and I so love random encounters like that! I landed in Boston on a red eye flight once. I was waiting for my baggage when a gent sits next to me with a large case. He pulls it open and inside are 6 violins he is personally bringing to auction. He grabs one and starts playing...such exquisite music... Speaking of music...I love Two Ton Boa and noticed your evening's music selection ;)
I have been a huge fan for years. It broke my heart that they took so long from their LP to come out with a new album.
Way off topic, but did the recent iPhone update improve your 3G access/connectivity at all?
Ah, okey doke. Just my mate said it fixed all his 3G probs. Mind you, he's been so evangelical about Apple recently, it's like talking to Steve Jobs... just abit less gaunt ;)