We don’t make eye contact for just anything on the tube, so the news this weekend that a busker inspired a crowd at a busy central London station to join an impromptu singalong and conga line was something to behold.
A viral video shows a crowd gathering around the busker, named as Wilfy Williams, as he plays ‘Twist and Shout’ before segueing into ‘La Bamba’ for an enthusiastic audience.
We need more of this kind of joy in the world pic.twitter.com/8rPjR1ZhY4— Giles Paley-Phillips (@eliistender10) February 9, 2020
The crowd begin dancing in pairs or on their own. As more people arrive, a small conga line forms which quickly gets longer as even more take their chance to get in on the fun.
Twitter user Giles Paley-Phillips shared the minute-long video which went viral on social media, causing both delight and confusion at whether this is the way Londoners should always act.
One tweeter got REALLY enthusiastic:
I LOVE LONDON. MORE SPONTANEOUS DANCE TUBE DANCING PLEASE https://t.co/BY4euU1z21— Sophie Simnett (@SophieSimnett) February 9, 2020
Another saw the moment as representative of a way forward for peace and harmony (and possibly rhythm):
If we all could be together not fighting, not judging, accepting differences, standing together in life, and in this case dance what amazing world this would be.— Pam Robins (@PamRobins3) February 9, 2020
Others were more sceptical:
What have you done to London?! 😩 The underground is a place of awkwardness, misery and rats.— Sam Murray (@sammurraytory) February 9, 2020
Joy and dancing has no place there. https://t.co/K7DlltQECc
Looks like it’s a contentious issue, but maybe a new bounce in our step would make the commute go by a little faster.
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