He really is a legend. On Wednesday, morning comers and goers at a London train station probably thought they would just have another typical day, but that all changed when John Legend put on a surprise concert. That's right, the extremely talented singer gave an impromptu 15-minute performance singing several of his hits, including "Ordinary People," "All of Me," and "Surefire."
Can you imagine just strolling through the train station on your way to or home from work and there is Legend serenading you on the piano? I mean, it doesn't get much better than that, especially if you were not having the best of days. If anything can turn someone's bad day around, it is Legend on a piano belting out songs with that beautiful voice of his.
Before even arriving at the St. Pancras International station, Legend actually teased his mini-show on Twitter. "Arriving at London @StPancrasInt on @EurostarUK. Do they still have that piano there?" he tweeted. This obviously caught the eyes of fans, because when Legend arrived there were already many people gathered awaiting his arrival. There were also cameras set up to capture such an amazing moment.
It seems that St. Pancras International station may have been in on the surprise performance, because it's official Twitter account tweeted well over an hour before Legend, "It’s International Piano Day today! We can’t wait to hear all the performances on our station pianos." The station may have just been anticipating train users to play the piano on International Piano Day. Or, you know, they knew Legend was on his way. Either way, this is a great way to celebrate the day.
Even though it was only a short performance, the fact that the 38-year-old took time out of his busy schedule to play a few songs for fans just goes to show you how awesome of a guy he is. I'd gladly take hearing three songs from him over not nothing at all. Heck, it was also a free show. What more could anyone ask for?
Here is a snippet of him playing "All of Me." Prepare yourself, because you will definitely swoon.
If you want to see the entire performance, head on over to Live Nation UK's Facebook page for an even more.