Today, I had two surprises in a Beijing subway.

First, a young man entered the subway, grabbed his guitar and harmonica and started playing – it was actually really good and really a change compared with the usual music program offered in the subway (often by blind children lead by older women). The Chinese around me were quite surprised, too.

The second surprise was even bigger: At the next stop, this guy just left without asking for money. I think, most of the passengers found this even stranger.

Anyway, I don’t really understand his business model, but maybe he is just doing it for fun.