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Twin Locusts
07-16-2009, 09:11 PM
This is the first time I've seen people talk to strangers on the subway.

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I just saw how old this clip is, so it's a likely dupe post. [Barbie, Oops, dupe here means duplicate, as in I figured it'd already been posted here. :]]

BarbieHaunt
07-16-2009, 09:26 PM
It may be a few years old, but by the people's reactions, I think it was real. Interesting - a glimpse into a NYC subway.

Twin Locusts
07-16-2009, 09:35 PM
I love that one black dude that says, "now she's scary" as the japanese horror chick goes by. He's a New Yorker; he has his bag strapped over his head on the opposite shoulder.

BarbieHaunt
07-16-2009, 10:04 PM
You're right that I misunderstood and thought your "dupe" meant "hoax."

I just watched the video again, more closely this time, and saw the way that some people acted a bit leery and also saw the bags strapped across the bodies. But there was certainly a lot of interaction among lots of people, which I've heard is just about non-existant on the subways.

Haunts of Richmond
07-16-2009, 10:17 PM
That was awesome... and pretty funny.


- Ryan

Twin Locusts
07-17-2009, 08:22 AM
You're right that I misunderstood and thought your "dupe" meant "hoax."

I just watched the video again, more closely this time, and saw the way that some people acted a bit leery and also saw the bags strapped across the bodies. But there was certainly a lot of interaction among lots of people, which I've heard is just about non-existant on the subways.


Yeah, I've never had any issue with the subway, day or night. But people do not speak or acknowledge each other, it's just not part of what it is.

There are so many actors and artists in NYC that these kinds of troupes are everywhere. They do impromptu and performance artworks all over the city. There's almost always a few musicians on the platforms which is nice, and the stations have unique tile work to see.

The city's not ominous and foreboding; as long as you stay out of the Bronx and Queens, it's like crossing the street; you just have to pay attention when you're out. The only thing I wouldn't do there is walk around with small kids, there's just too many ways to get hurt.

Banshee
07-17-2009, 08:35 AM
Funny that you posted this! A friend & I drove by the main MARTA station in Atl. last night & commented on how awesome a subway train haunt would be!!!
I'd totally forgotten about improv.. Check out their website for more funnies:

http://improveverywhere.com/

We should totally stage our own ..:D

Twin Locusts
07-17-2009, 11:21 AM
Funny that you posted this! A friend & I drove by the main MARTA station in Atl. last night & commented on how awesome a subway train haunt would be!!!
I'd totally forgotten about improv.. Check out their website for more funnies:

http://improveverywhere.com/

We should totally stage our own ..:D

Yeah, a little sidewalk haunt would be easy to pull off at a convention, everything's ready made. Be a way to scare up some exposure, just have to play it straight, no menacing or touching - also have to be at sidewalk rush hour when people have to walk by. Very few cities have significant foot traffic in the urban core, save spurts before 8 and after 5.

BarbieHaunt
07-17-2009, 06:00 PM
Sounds like you are both onto a great marketing idea! But from reading your posts, it sounds like you're in NYC and Atlanta, and I'm off in a distant fog. Oh, well.

HauntPhReAk
07-19-2009, 12:41 PM
That was very cool and enlightening!