Best of Philly

2014 Street Performer

Anthony Riley

After a too-long and stressful day, your walk home suddenly feels romantic. The sun’s going down, and someone is crooning “Stand by Me” in Rittenhouse Square. You approach a crowd gathered around a clean-shaven 20-something busker who cycles through the Temptations, Sam Cooke and the Beatles. You notice a gorgeous stranger. Your eyes meet. And suddenly you forget why you were so stressed out to begin with. Riley is that good. (That he once took on Licenses and Inspections for the right to sing in the park doesn’t hurt.)