Bath, Bar & Beyond

Trip Start Mar 31, 2013
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Trip End Jul 01, 2013


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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Goal: Get on the chickenbus

I really didn’t do much until I had to leave for the
‘Fuerza Bruta’ show on Union Square. It was definitely a different show than any other I have seen before, but not in a very positive way. You will enter a large room, and there is no seating arrangement because you shift during the show. It’s supposed to be happening all around you. It starts off with one man on a leash running over a treadmill and things are being put on and fall off and he keeps running, gets shot, gets up again, pulls his shirt off and this continues for a little bit longer. Now most of the times I never get the story when someone is trying to show you it in an artistic way like that. Unless they spell it out for me! I was thinking the whole time that I was glad it only lasted for 70 minutes and I didn’t pay much to attend this show. The second parts of the show was more interesting. They had a large swimming pool above the crowd, with a see-through-floor. And there were four girls flying all over it. You’ll see it in the videos. The swimming pool would shift from side to side for extra effects.

Before I went to the city, I have been written down the name of the ‘Central Bar’ at 9th street, in case I felt like attending the couchsurf meetup after the show. I went to grab a bite at a Mexican diner which was really good and then I went on my way to the bar. At the second floor there was a private party going on, which included me J. It was reserved for the couchsurfers. There were a
lot of people already and they talk to you like so fast, no need to be a wallflower there for a second. It does seem like there are always more guys then girls attending the meet ups since women don’t always like to host people. I had a great evening, swapped a lot of phone numbers and Facebook requests and then I went home. While I was waiting at the subway a tall, handsome but intimidating guy was standing in front of me. He whispered something but I couldn’t hear it. There was a live band playing close to us. I had to ask a few times to repeat what he was saying before it appeared that he asked for my phone number. I said no, I don’t know you. It was a funny and weird conversation and finally I hopped on the subway. My last bus was at 1:15 am. I didn’t quite make it.

I knew there were these Chicken/Gypsy busses going 24 hours a day back to New Jersey, so I only had to find them to get home. Gladly, I did. It brings you to the other side of the Lincoln Tunnel, but not near my house. At 32nd street. The person next to me, with a suitcase, was also leaving the bus and I asked if he’d go in the same direction as mine and if I could walk up the street with him. He was going in the same direction but he would take a cab. So I got to experience
that too. He is originally from Italy and was for a work conference to Las Vegas for a few days. We swapped phone numbers ( he invited me for coffee) The cab made a first stop at 20th and then he would go on to the 1st street. I offered to pay but he was all smiling and saying no, no, no ->
company pays! Haha
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