An awful lot of twittering is going on about the hotel theft suffered by poor Joshua Bell while touring Spain with the ill-fated London Philharmonic.
Apparently, a thief impersonating the soloist entered his hotel room in Zaragoza during rehearsal and cleared off with its contents, including a Breguet watch valued at $38,000. His Strad was safe because Josh was playing it at the time.
What we’re wondering is:
1 who needs a $38,000 watch?
2 when do you wear it?
3 why take it on tour?
I guess the insurance may have more questions.