A man sat at a metro station in Washington DC and started to play the violin; it was a cold January morning. He played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. During that time around 1,100 people went through the station, most of them on their way to work, around 6 people stopped and stayed for a while. About 20 gave him money, but continued to walk their normal pace. He collected $32. When he finished playing and silence took over, no one noticed it. No one applauded, nor was there any recognition.
The violinist was Joshua Bell, one of the most talented violinists in the world. He had just played one of the most intricate violin pieces ever written, on an instrument worth $3.5 million dollars