The Washington Post ran a social experiment and ran a story about busking.

They had a professional violinst named Joshua Bell play for Washington DC commuters to see if people would stop and pay attention.

What do you think happened? You can read it here.

The idea is good – but this article is a classic case of classical music snobbery. Check out this line where the author talks about how the violinist was ignored by people:  “(The violinist) is the one who is real. (The commuters) are the ghosts.”

Other than those sorts of things, it’s an interesting social experiment.