Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Posted by Caroline Leopold at 7:12 PM
I admit the details are hazy, but this is what I gathered from a Toronto area, 18 year old, high school student named Nick via his internet tv show...
The group Improv in Toronto based in guess where started an action way back sometime. The action was planned where several dozen people boarded a Toronto subway pretending to be strangers. Wearing iPhones and mp3 players, they gradually started to dance to the astonishment of other passengers. The event was such a success, they have done it at least one more time.
And now they are up to version...um...2.5. Here is the full details on their blog, which they title: the full details. I promise I am going to contact Improv in Toronto to tell them that they are really cool and get the full story. Then I will demonstrate full journalistic integrity and correct the inaccuracies in this blog post.
I sort of interviewed Nick aka nickpoo21 via his Blog.tv show. He was very cranky that I was not from Toronto and not planning to attend the event. But he did have an entertaining planning party on air with music and prizes. There was a lovely young woman named Helen who had a crush on him and obviously went to school with him. She said he had one prize that he would not offer. Ahem.
Nick didn't care one iota that he had a newcomer in his viewing pool. He heaped abuse on me and was quite dismissive, something I'm not used to. I mean, I'm from the Northeast. Philadelphia is riding the drag of the great New York City, which is the greatest city in the universe. I expected him to stop everything and pay attention. When I said I was from Philly he was not impressed and said my city had a population that was smaller than Toronto.
Umm, okay. He's right. (I had to look that up).
I admit I was at a loss for the perfect put down of Toronto because as an entitled American, I knew nothing of his Canadian city. This was a setback in Toronto-Philadelphia relations I admit, but I did tell Nick that I was planning to visit his fair city in the fall (which is true)
But I digress. We were talking about Philadelphia, not Toronto.
I think Philadelphia needs to have a subway dance party. Stay tuned for details.