PHOENIX - Anybody hear the fortissimo on the freeway this week? Yep, your eyes aren’t deceiving you. That is a photo of a man playing a saxophone on the side of a busy Arizona freeway.
Antonio Nango is a freshamn music student at Scottsdale Community College. Music fuels the 18 year old's soul, but gasoline fuels his Honda. "I'm driving down the highway on the 101 and my car runs out of gas suddenly, so I called roadside assistance to come bring me some gasoline," Nango says. He's told the gas will take 30-45 minutes arrive, so in the meantime he turns to the baritone in his backseat. An impromptu solo traffic jam session ensued, starting Nango's internet fame.
"I got some honks from people, especially from hauling trucks, it was pretty exciting," nango said.
The Arizona Department of Transportation tweeted out these photos Wednesday afternoon of a man playing the musical instrument on the Loop 101 near Pima and Indian School.
"While everyone at ADOT loves an impromptu Baker Street performance, we remind our fellow art lovers that freeway shoulders are not the safest place to shred on the sax," the tweet read.
From the look of the photos, he appears to be casually leaning against his blue Honda SUV and playing the saxophone as cars fly by. A quick search on Twitter found the man himself; meet Freeway Sax Man.
As you can imagine, the internet saw the pics and ran with it.
With amazing puns.
And quick quips.
What’s the strangest thing you have seen on the side of the road? Share your comments on our Facebook page or our Twitter feed using the hashtag #BeOn12. If you want to check out Nango shred the sax in person, he plays every Sunday from 11:00 am - 2:00 p.m. at Lost Duchman Cafe in Mesa.