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7 Best Celebrity Surprise Appearances

Joshua Bell

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3. Joshua Bell

Though Bell’s name is nothing like the household names that appear on the rest of this list, his surprise appearance in the Washington D.C. Metro station in 2007 has to rank as one of the best celebrity surprise appearances of all times. A world-class violinist, noted as being one of the very best of our era, his concerts are perpetually sold out almost as soon as they are announced. While in the area for a sold out performance on his $3 million-plus violin, he decided to conduct an experiment to gauge whether people give enough attention to “buskers” (street performers). Sadly, of the more than one thousand who passed him in 45 minutes, less than 30 stopped to listen to one of the best free concerts in history!