For those of us not personally helicoptered to high-powered financial harvesting firms, the daily routine of subway commuting is an essential part of New York City life. And in those hours we spend in transit, there’s definitely a cast of regulars we’ve all become accustomed to seeing. Though the actors themselves may change, these are the subway roles we all know (and sometimes play ourselves).
The Euro Tourist Family
They’re on week seven of their eight-month vacation, speak better English than most of your coworkers, and they’re just so blonde, how is it possible!!
You’ve seen (and nearly been kicked in the face by) these guys so often you’ve started to think on the more esoteric parts of their performance. Like: does every, uh, troupe (?) get their scratchy-ass POS boomboxes from the same time machine that can only travel to a 1985 Crazy Eddie electronics store? And are their break loops recorded by DJ Hand Amputee?