Friday, August 29, 2008

Subway Spotlight : Dance Party Edition

You know how you sometimes see something so outright strange that you can’t help but wonder if you are on a prank tv show? If you haven’t, you probably don’t live in NYC.

One of those “am I being pranked” moments happened to me last night on the subway platform at 14th street station.

I look across to the downtown platform and there is a very normal looking young woman listening to an ipod and full out partner dancing with a support beam. At first I thought, she’s just gotten really into the song she’s listening to and snap back into reality – but nope, the dance just continued to get more and more theatrical. It started out as a little sexy dance where she was sort of dancing and using the pole to sort of slide up and down on (so not sanitary), and then it turned out into a full out ballet/broadway style musical number. It was compelling and entertaining to watch from the comfort of the uptown platform, since she wasn’t actually invading my personal space like she was the people on her platform. Then her train came and she hopped right on it like every other normal person who hadn’t just done a whole flashdance routine.

Moral of the story: When dancing on the subway platform, always use a support beam as your partner so that you don’t fall on the tracks. Your welcome!

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