Watch What Happens When You Play This Piano Vending Machine

What a simple way to make people smile in a country that’s experienced so much turmoil.

People were making music, keeping hydrated, and cracking some smiles over the summer at the Alfa Jazz Festival in Lviv, Ukraine, where a piano vending machine kept festivalgoers entertained by distributing Borjomi mineral water (a Ukrainian water bottling company), to anyone who could play a tune on the piano. No money required.

The Borjomi vending machine looked like a giant wooden piano sticking sideways out of a wall. Participants could walk up to the piano, and if they could plunk out a tune, however simple, the red lights at the top of the piano would slowly turn from red, to yellow, to green. Once you “pleased” the piano, a water bottle would pop out.

You can watch the video below as a crowd gathers for people who want to challenge themselves to the Borjomi piano. Some musicians are better than others. We can’t wait until this concept comes to the States. Death metal guitar challenge, anyone?

Borjomi piano machine from banda on Vimeo.

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Joanna Fantozzi is an Associate Editor with The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @JoannaFantozzi