Man dressed as a janitor sits at a piano and wows the crowd playing Bohemian Rhapsody

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No one passing by was expecting a performance worthy of Carnegie Hall, but that’s what they got.

All around the world, little moments of magic are taking place. In public, things that seem ordinary and mundane turn out to have a special twist for everyone present.

That’s exactly what happened to the commuters at this train station one winter’s morning.

A man dressed as a janitor was mopping nearby a public piano. But this “janitor” had a secret. Really, he was a concert pianist.

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So he put the mop in the bucket and sat in front of the piano.

First, he started playing a few notes, getting a feel for the instrument.

Then he began playing the opening of Queen’s 1975 classic Bohemian Rhapsody.

People stopped and looked at what was happening, recognizing the tune but surprised to see who was playing it.

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When the performer really got into the song, people started gathering, amazed at what they were seeing. This was almost as good as seeing Freddy Mercury live, they must have thought.

At one point, an actual cleaner who works at the station walks by and oggles the performer.

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The employee of the station must be incredibly confused. Is this a new employee? Will we all be required to take piano lessons, he must have been thinking.

By the time the performer finished, a large crowd had gathered. When he had played his final note, everyone around him applauded. They sure weren’t expecting this to happen!

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Then the man picked up his mop and kept on cleaning the floor.

Since this video surfaced on YouTube, it has become a viral sensation.

To date, it has managed to gain over 16 million views. It also has over 135,000 likes and 8,000 comments.

People have been saying things like this:

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Of course, this performer isn’t really a janitor at all.

This video is one of several on YouTube that belong to the channel Piano Phantom. The Piano Phantom’s misson is to perform in disguise at public locations.

In addition to the janitor Bohemian Rhapsody video, the Piano Phantom has also performed while disguised as a homeless person.

But it also doesn’t take much work to reveal the Piano Phantom’s true identity (it’s listed in some of his videos.)

He’s actually Georges Sokol, a French/American/Japanese musician who studied at Oxford University and has produced scores for feature films.

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Sokol’s approach to music is different than that of many other musicians.

He likes to do things like perform randomly in public as part of his philosophy to question the traditional ways of thinking and doing.

Being the Piano Phantom has given Sokol a whole new way to appreciate the power of music.

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In fact, Sokol himself says “Becoming a phantom has taught me not to fear the unknown and unfamiliar. Not to worry about what others think of me.” When he describes it like that, it’s easy to understand why disguising yourself and performing in public can be an important artistic exercise.

Clearly, Sokol/The Piano Phantom is an eccentric, highly talented man. Without people like him, the world would be a much duller place.

Perhaps one day, you’ll randomly encounter the Piano Phantom as you’re going about your day.

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