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String Quartet Performs in Traffic Jam


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A horse escaped and ran down the M5 highway in the UK near the city of Taunton. Traffic shut down completely, leaving motorists with nothing to do.

Among the travelers were the members of a string quartet who were on their way home after performing at a wedding. They got out their instruments and played "Pachelbel's Canon" for their fellow stranded motorists. The Daily Telegraph (auto-start video) reports:

Alison Gillies, 37, of Bristol, who plays the cello in the group, said: "We were on our way back from playing at someone's wedding and we got caught up in the traffic jam, then one of the quartet jokingly suggested it and we thought why not?

"A crowd of people came over, and everyone seemed to like it - it was great. People seemed to just come over, they saw us unpacking and everything so it wasn't much of a surprise for them, but they got into it it was really nice.

"We were playing so we didn't really notice at the time, but there was quite a crowd. We got a round of applause at the end and a woman came over and gave us some sweets. It was the more unforgettable gig of the weekend."


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