Mystery solved. Sixteen-year-old Miami resident Nicholas Harrington says he put a grand piano on the sandbar in the middle of Biscayne Bay because he “wanted to create a whimsical, surreal experience.” And also make a video for his application to college (where he will be totally stressed out.) Nicholas and his family came forward yesterday after local film-makers Billy and Anais Yaeger falsely claimed credit for the stunt that became a world-wide phenomenon. But there’s someone else who deserves credit for the inspiration. His name is Dwayne Smith.
And he’s been putting pianos on beaches since way back in 1978.