Friday, April 22, 2011

Magical Moment 442, "Pay Attention New York"

I've walked the subway tunnel underneath Times Square about a billion and four times now (I don't know how to type that numerically). And if there's one thing I noticed on the subways and streets of New York City, it's that people aren't very observant. They like to mind their own business and not make eye contact with anyone. 

But today I had a more interesting subway experience than normal and I happened to have my video camera with me, so I thought I'd share. I never bothered looking UP before. And today I found a little message written to me on the rafters of the tunnel, every few steps, like bread crumbs.

Once in my seat on the train, I got a very welcome dose of live Tex Mex music, which is one genre of music I have never heard NYC street musicians play before, so I was very excited! Unfortunately, I arrived at my stop before I could hear them finish (I think it's hilarious how the onlookers seem to pay no attention to that man playing the accordion 6 inches away from their head). 

Oh New York, pay attention. There are some fun things to see! 


(Please don't be too hard on my video camera skills!)