Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Subway Music

I was born an raised in NYC so I've been riding the subway for so long that I remember when they were beautifully vandalized by graph artists. The graffiti cars got fazed out as I was learning how to read and my dad would always tell me to "stop reading the subway car!" (Ha:). I think I've heard almost every panhandling story but every now and then there will be something original. The one aspect however of the NYC subways that most New Yorkers take for granted are the random spurts of musical performances and sometimes dance or even comedy.

I realized today that every time I take the shuttle (S train) to my Skyroom gig there is ALWAYS a performance and for some reason they seem to be the best ones. Last week there was a rapper/singer, some bongos and an acoustic guitar mashing up Cee-lo and Adele. It was crazy and GOOD! Today was the usual a capella trio doing the doo-wop thing which is always appreciated. I remember a couple of months ago there was a girl singing and stomping her feet as the beat. This little show was so insane and amazing that by the time she was done people were practically screaming as they applaud. 

Express trains seem to get some good performances as there is more time in between stops. It's easy to distinguish the PRO subway performances from the amateurs as they have there set timed and polished. Im also sure that they are raking in a lot of money in a day's work #onlyinnewyork


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