Not all NYC subway interactions end in the throwing of fists and spaghetti, or having some guy named Bloody Loco scream in your face. Luke Rudkowski filmed this video of real NYC metro riders answering general existential questions and expressing their mistrust of the government. This is truly interesting especially if you live in NYC and you can relate to how the people who ride the subway interact with eachother, or dont.
The impromptu intimacy is touching, but that’s some tricky editing there. Of course, the Amelie soundtrack would make riding the subway with tired and easily-irritable New Yorkers feel like a magical scenario brimming with potential for deep/”deep” conversations with strangers. Not always the case. Take a chance? At 12 minutes its a little long, but the song is enough to rock you to sleep, and the intimacy really is amazing.
The New York City subway is a strange place. Your in this iron box with complete strangers, and most of the time people just read, listen to music, beg for change, or break dance. Other times, you get mixed up in some shit. Some guy calling himself “Bloody Loco” decided for some reason that the guy across from him just didnt recognize his name, and wanted to make it clear, that he was not to be intimidated. He did hurl a lot of threats and mean looks at the other passenger, who sat there unfazed. I cant really figure out what is the funniest part about this video. Some random guy screaming his nick name in a strangers face, said stranger continuing to read like nothing is going on, or the other passengers who are so scared, they look like statues. Ohh, yeah, actually, my favorite part is when Bloody Loco says ASAP a bunch of times in a row with such passion that he almost makes me want to start yelling BLOOODY LOCOOOO!!!!