By now we all know that the NYC subway system, aka the MTA, is hands down the braziest place on earth.
The sights, sounds, and smells that New Yorkers are subjected to are things that would scar any average American and make them never want to live in a major city. Not to mention the absolutely shitty service when you need to get somewhere!
There’s just something about the NYC underworld that is suuuuper sketchy and unpredictable. But like most things in life, there’s some silver lining and shit. The talent that inhabits the platforms and carts (for the most part) can be straight up next level.
Subway performers are a different breed of hustlers who have to play to their audience a certain way because, as we all know, most New Yorkers don’t give a fuck, and the animals are gully too! Plus the tourists are just always shook.
What that means is you have to be EXTRA nice when it comes to displaying your talents for a crowd who can be the hardest to please.
From the Showtime dancers, the operatic singers, and all types of kids who play makeshift instruments from the crib, you’d be surprised to see that these people have more talent than most people who get paid for this shit as a living.
And that’s what makes New York so great. You never know who or what you’re going to see. So when you finally do see that insane talent trying to make an honest buck on the train, do the right thing and give them some bread, especially if they’re earning it!
Again, not every body is nice with it. Sometimes there’s that sauced ass dude tryna kick a trash freestyle and guilt you into giving him something. DON’T FALL FOR IT.
Shout out to the Mariachi bands for killing their performance every time though.