Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Subway Series

At the risk of sending nativists to the fainting couch with an attack of the vapors, here's a scene from the Fourth of July in New York City, on the downtown 1 train - the one that goes to the Statue of Liberty Ferry.



Our favorite moment is at :54, where the guy with the Guadalupe tattoo gives them a buck.

9 comments:

Celia Cruz said...

I would have given them $5.00 to stop playing the annoying ranchera music.

katie said...

That's good! But what I really want is a shot of the cameraman's bemused face. Not sure how you get away with playing candid camera on the subway...

Anonymous said...

I hate them. They've been coming and going, appearing and disappearing, since 2005. I just hate them. And most people hate them too. They think this narco music is great, but I hate narco music.

Anonymous said...

My favorite moment is when they exit.

Anonymous said...

Funny, just what I was thinking!

Burro Hall said...

@katie - if you tip subway musicians five bucks, they'll let you do anything.

But if anyone wants to make a coherent argument that these guys are actually more annoying than anyone else singing, playing instruments, soliciting donations or preaching the Good News in a crowded subway car, I'm all ears.

Anonymous said...

The worst that I saw was the woman begging while holding a baby in her arms. I was never sure if it was a real child or a doll. All I know is that you felt really guilty if you didn't give her something.

M

Anonymous said...

I have run into these guys a lot on the train...they always make me smile and make me count down the days to life in Mexico...chill guys..this is a real sound for a lot of us.

Anonymous said...

Good point Frank. I've heard worse. And I do have to give credit for that guy dragging his bass around.