He doesn’t talk much but he sure can play the piano
I am the first to admit that spending the day at the Fair can be a touch exhausting. So much to see and do and eat! The secret to sustained Fair Enjoyment is to take breaks now and then. I often like to pull off into the shade and people watch. But the Fine Fair Folks are very nice to provide soothing entertainment as well.
I am sitting in the audience listening to Nick Superchi play the piano. I have never seen him or heard him play before, but I am here to tell you, he’s impressive. I can’t read music, so I don’t really understand the complexity of what he’s doing up there on the stage. It sure looks like honed talent. His fingers are dancing all over the keyboard and at times the music sounds like a harp, it’s so intricate and interwoven. Oh, and he’s doing it all from memory. No sheet music in sight. Maybe he can’t read music either? (Hardy har.)
The audience started out as folks in their 40s or older. But as Nick has continued to play, he has attracted a perfect representation of People At the Fair. Families, teens, carnival workers on their breaks, vendors taking a snack break, gamers, goat kids. Some people have been here from the beginning of his set, others have just paused in for a song or two to take a breather.
I know nothing about Nick. Aside from saying his name, he hasn’t spoken. Instead, he is letting his fingers do the talking and it a peaceful, relaxing, deep breath oasis in midst of all the Fair Frenzy.
Check out the schedule in from of the Columbian Community Stage for a list of Nick’s future performances.