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The things that happen on Metro…

August 19, 2007, 1:34 PM

The fun thing about public transportation in a big city is that you never know what you’re going to find people doing. I went looking for Metro videos on YouTube this morning, and I found some good ones. Of course, I’ve already shared my “Puff the Magic Dragon” experience with you, but aside from that, other people sing, and other people do all kinds of other odd things. It seems that late at night is when a lot of these things happen, though the “Puff” incident happened during rush hour.

So let me share some things with you…

I just hope that guy had a set of headphones connected to that bagpipe, because technically, that would put him in compliance with Metro’s rules, which state that it is prohibited to “play a radio or other instrument except when connected to an earphone”. Thus if he taped a set of earbuds to his bagpipe, one would presume he’d be within the letter, if not the spirit. Still, pretty groovy. Then there are the singers, both on the train…

And in the station…

Then there’s the Russian group at Rosslyn that’s pretty cool. I used to go through Rosslyn all the time, and I never saw these kinds of things.

Then there are those folks who appear to have just had a little too much that evening…

Or who see Metro as their playground…

And lastly, those people who will say whatever comes to their mind…

Note how the photographer got caught in that last one. Still, if only these Rohrs, Bredas, CAFs, and Alstoms could talk. I’m sure they could tell us a lot.

I think it also tells me I need to ride Metro more often in the evenings again. Nowadays, I’m off Metro by 6:30 or so and back home not long after. Some of my late night Metro runs when I was making regular DC trips were some of the most amusing, like the woman who grabbed my butt on the platform at Rosslyn. Then also meeting various random people from college on Metro. Makes for an interesting time.

Categories: Amusing, WMATA