Piano Player Spites Colorado Flood Damage, Plays Anyway

A piano player in Boulder isn’t letting the Colorado flood damage stop him from performing.

What do you do when everything around you is in shambles and there’s no easy way out? One Boulder, Colorado resident did the last thing you might expect when his house was in the wake of the damage from the recent Colorado floods. He stopped and played “Mad World” by Tears For Fears, a song made popular by the cover’s inclusion in the disturbing mind-job film known as Donnie Darko.

It’s probably the most productive thing he could think of in the wake of such a disaster which struck multiple counties after floods caused by torrential rains destroyed several neighborhoods in and around Boulder, Colorado, as previously reported by The Inquisitr.

More than 16,000 families were evacuated when flood waters overtook and destroyed homes last week. Piano player Mark Changaris and his roommate Stephen Smith were among those evacuated, but they did something unusual before and after the fact. They initially shot video of the raging Colorado flood waters overtaking their home and uploaded it to YouTube. Then after the waters subsided, they returned and Mark Changaris stopped at the piano, sat down, and played a song that was actually very appropriate to the situation.

The piano player and his roommate are safe and living with friends and family as their home is currently covered in mud and debris from the Colorado flood waters.

Mark Changaris seems optimistic about the situation in the shadow of the destruction that has left him and his roommate temporarily between homes. He says, “The community support has been overwhelming, and the silver lining of this whole episode has been to remind me how truly giving people can be and how lucky we are to be surrounded by people we love.”

Perhaps the next time disaster strikes, more people should do what piano player Mark Changaris did in the wake of the Colorado flood, and just stop and let the music do the talking.