Clarinetist is arrested for playing klezmer on Dutch trainmain
Nathan Dillen boarded an Amsterdam train on Friday, heading home to Kampen, and thought he might entertain the commuters with a few klezmer melodies on his clarinet.
It was an amazing performance, reports passenger Maarten Sipma.
But the train guard disagreed. He called the police, who boarded the train at Almere and, despite protests from other passengers, pulled Nathan off the train and fined him 380 Euros. He had to call a friend to collect him from the deserted platform as this was the last train home.
Moral of the story: Don’t riff the Dutch.