Pianist Outside Paris Bataclan Performs Touching Tribute to Those Killed and Wounded in Attack
A pianist found an emotionally touching way to pay tribute to the people involved in the attack on the Bataclan in Paris by setting up a piano with a peace sign painted on it outside the venue to play. The man rolled the piano to a place near the Bataclan, sat down and proceeded to play 'Imagine' by John Lennon.
According to The Guardian, Davide Martello was in Germany when the attacks occurred. He felt the best way to pay tribute was to perform for the people in Paris.
Martello loaded his piano on a trailer and drove over 400 miles, then used a bicycle to pull the piano to the Bataclan after getting near the venue.
Even though the crowd recorded and photographed the performance, it is obvious they were still experiencing the shock and sorrow that had overtaken the city after the attacks just a day before.
Following the performance, there was some light applause, but Martello, feeling his own sorrow from the events in the city, remained quiet and somber. After standing by the piano for a few moments to reflect on the tragedy, he quietly walked away.