With the exception of an unstoppable death metal moment or sax battle, I truly dread being trapped inside a train car with someone playing music. Music is meant for headphones, full stop! Which makes it all the more remarkable on the very rare occasions when I see a video and think, "man I WISH I could have witnessed that in person." And that's how I felt seeing the video below of two subway buskers absolutely nailing Prince's "Kiss" on the subway this week.
When the subway performer says "so we're gonna cover Prince" and you say "but are you sure you want to do that tho" and then they do it and totally slay it— jay smooth (@jsmooth995) August 26, 2019
(h/t @JessicaBetts) pic.twitter.com/lsVFzfAKYz
One of those performers, as uploader Jay Smooth later pointed out, is musician Jessica Betts, who is no stranger to subway busking (the background of her website's contact page is even of the subway).
Bassist on IG @dbassny Singer on IG @jessicabettsmusic 🔥🔥— Jessica Betts (@JessicaBetts) August 27, 2019
Here's another video of Betts performing "Kiss" on the subway a few months ago:
If you're wondering what the exact opposite of this performance is, just click play below.