Side benefit of public transit
- A few years ago I posted about the sheer fun that can be had by people
using public space in unexpected ways, after reading an article about
a group of "zombies" that shambled and lurched up into Mount Royal
Park here in Montreal, to get a go at the brains of the regular
weekend medieval/fantasy world swordplay warriors: it brought a
completely new twist to the weekend fun.
Now the San Francisco Bay area's BART has been blessed by some
Pranksters Install Swings on BART
by BURSTEIN! on APRIL 28, 2009 · 12 COMMENTS
guest post by Burstein!
photo by Audrey Penven
Some brilliant pranksters installed beautiful swings on BART last
night. What apparently happened, according to witnesses, was a team of
six or so people hopped on to a north-bound train from 24th Street
station in San Francisco around 8:30 p.m. last night, installed three
matching red swings, and then exited at 16th Street leaving their
swings behind for public consumption.
Luckily, photos were taken to record the event.
photo by Neiltron
I personally love this prank because of the joy that it inspires in
the innocent by-standers. Look at the photos. Even the dudes that are
not swinging are smiling (except for one woman - that is just how some
people roll, I guess). I declare this to be an epic victory for joy
and whimsy over the mundane!
(Links to Flickr photo albums at the webpage or at http://www.flickr.com/photos/neiltron/
Montreal QC Canada
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