Monday, July 18, 2011
I've been following Improv Everywhere and their shenanigans for a couple of years now and was always slightly bummed I couldn't participate in events like Frozen Grand Central or their annual No Pants Subway Ride (although I admit, I'd have to give myself a good pep talk before I work up the guts to go through with that one).
When I found out they were hosting their 8th Mp3 Experiment, I immediately sent the details over to Amy. She said "let's do it" and I ran around the city looking for glow sticks. Ha!
They give you a set of instructions and a list of things to bring. This year it was divided into two "tribes", black shirts (born January-June) and white shirts (July-December). We were to download a 50 minute Mp3 and bring a mask, glow stick, a flashlight, a camera with flash and an item that glows to the pier in Battery Park.
We arrived around 8:15 and spotted literally thousands of people with white & black shirts. You're supposed to act discreet until the "mission" starts but everyone was wearing headphones...pretty obvious. & hysterical.
At approximately 8:30 you're to start the Mp3 and you're then instructed (by the creepiest voice by the way - think Jigsaw from the Saw movies.) on what to do for the next 50 minutes.
It's basically a huge, hilarious game of Simon Says. The best part was when we were told to take out our glow sticks and rave like it was 1996.
I love making random memories.
The aerial shots are c/o Improv Everywhere.