Crowd's Entertained By Buskers In Subway Unaware They're Famous Until Disguises Come Off
Marilyn Caylor 11/2/2018
Anyone who's ever traveled through New York City's subway stations has probably seen a busker strumming on a guitar or belting out a song at the top of their lungs. It's hard to miss these street performers, especially since their music and voices can reverberate pretty far down the dark train tunnels.
Not everyone always has time to stop and listen, but one lucky crowd at the 50th street subway station got more than they bargained for when they spotted a trio of guys rocking out some good old-fashioned tunes. What they didn't know was that it was all a ruse, and hiding underneath those bushy beards and dark sunglasses were some very famous celebrities.
When the commuters gathered round and started snapping photos, they thought they were just capturing a regular group of guys who were trying to make a buck or two. But, there wasn't an open guitar case anywhere in sight, which is the first clue that these sneaky men weren't really part of the normal busking life.
That doesn't mean they were inexperienced at their craft though, because they sounded fantastic when they covered Elvis Presley's "Crazy Little Thing Called Love." In fact, pretty much everyone stopped in their tracks and started tapping their toes the moment the harmonica started playing!
It's really hard to tell who these performers really are, even when you know ahead of time that they're playing dress-up. This trio includes members of a world-famous pop-rock band, and also nighttime TV's most popular host. But, you wouldn't be able to pinpoint them at first glance because they don't sound like their normal selves!
Of course, there was a secret camera crew standing by to film the crowd's reaction to the ruse. After the musicians finished their first set, and before they moved on to the second one, they finally decided to reveal themselves.
The crowd cheered when Jimmy Fallon showed his true colors by peeling off his beard and flicking off his hat. When Maroon 5's Adam Levine and James Valentine did the same, commuters who had previously walked past the ordinary buskers suddenly did a complete u-turn and rushed back to the scene!
The smiles were even bigger during the second set as Adam belted out the lyrics to "Sugar." This surprise subway performance by Maroon 5 and Jimmy was definitely sweet music to everyone's ears.
Watch this video to see Adam Levine and Jimmy Fallon perform live and in disguise!