The “No Accordions” Sign

by Joey deVilla on July 24, 2009

I don’t normally vandalize signs, but I’d make an exception for this special case:

Sign banning accordion playing

Stefan Arentz, a co-member of HacklabTO, sent me the photo. He says that it was put up by a Dutch cafe owner to ban accordion-playing gypsies.

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Kristian J. August 10, 2009 at 4:02 am

I agree that a accordion ban in theory is a terrible thing, but this needs to be put into perspective.

While there are gypsies who are amazing musicians, Europe has been plagued by accordion-playing bulgarian beggars since the bulgarians joined the European Union. The overwhelming majority of these are *really* terrible accordion players, and most of the time they only know one or two songs. Quite often it seems to be this song. Over and over. All day.

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