A: There are quite a few buskers in this park. That guy on the trumpet is quite good.
B: Yeah, he looks like a cool guy with that cap on, accompanying the jazz playing over his amplifier.
A: He’s got quite a lot of people around him, listening.
Photo: Paul Cooper, Taipei Times 照片：台北時報古德謙
B: They’re not listening. They’re just looking at that kid. He looks absolutely transfixed by the music. And that man is just texting on his phone.
A: How do you know that man isn’t texting his friends to get them to rush over and check the busker out?
（Paul Cooper, Taipei Times／台北時報林俐凱譯）
Useful synonyms include: Mesmerized, engrossed, captivated, fascinated, spellbound, entranced.
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