Boba Fett Spotted Playing Accordion on the L-Train Platform at Union Square

BradleyNew York City7 Comments

Ya. Really.

Boba Fett playing accordion on the L Train platform at Union Square.

Look to the left…

Boba Fett playing accordion on the L Train platform at Union Square.

Look to the right…

Play Zelda on your accordion all damn night!

This guy is awesome.  A quick Google search shows that he’s been doing this for over a year and he’s had a lot of Internet exposure (obviously) on YouTube and other blogs by people that have spotted him ‘in the wild’.

When I came down the stairs to the L Train platform and heard the accordion music, it sounded vaguely familiar and a little strange.  It wasn’t until I got home and Googled the guy that I realized it was Zelda music.  There are a lot of acts in New York’s subway station, but this is the best one I’ve seen so far.

Just to elaborate on that a bit, going through the subway is becoming more and more like taking a journey through a road show.  On my commute home today, I got to hear a speech from a pregnant woman on a train about how she’s trying to find help and was looking for handouts.  I got to hear an elderly black gentleman strum some country chords on a guitar, I heard some gospel music being sung, and then there was this guy.  Out of those acts, though, Boba Fett is the clear winner.

Oh, and as if this wasn’t bizarre enough, I saw a squirrel today on CCNY’s campus that was carrying around a shopping bag.  I guess consumerism is finally starting to rub off on New York City’s wildlife.

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Brad F.

Good point. I should have taken a picture of that shopping squirrel. Maybe I'll see him again today!

Margee

where is the photo of the squirrel? photos or it never happened! hehe. this guy is so cool! i thought star wars made oodles of money. what happened to his cut?=)

margee

where is the photo of the squirrel? photos or it never happened! hehe. this guy is so cool! i thought star wars made oodles of money. what happened to his cut?=)

Brad F.

Good one. =)

Brad F.

Yes! And I think that's what makes it so entertaining! I hope I see this guy again! I'm surprised this is the first time I've encountered him, after reading up on him online. It seems he's been doing this since 2009, and I pass through Union Square almost daily.

dashaman

this is not the accordion youre looking for, move along! move along! heheh

rinaz

That is so odd!!!

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