Random Encounter: Coming across an interesting subject, scene, or situation that isn’t significant in a journalistic or tourist sense but deserves more than a single snapshot to record.
This was a surreal encounter. He started setting up at Beitou park shortly after I finished photographing the Chinese Go match. At first, everything seemed pretty normal. He was a street musician tamely dressed in a stripped polo and jeans setting up his “stage” with a keyboard, signs, donation box, and self-recorded CDs for sale.
He attracted a rather young audience.
But the more mature in the audience weren’t impressed.
Yes I left him a donation, but I declined to get a CD.
Judge for yourself. I’ll leave you on some video footage I took of him singing “Cuando, Cuando, Cuando”.
Next week: the last random encounter from Beitou park. I swear.