She had seen all sorts of subway and street performers in her 5 plus years in NYC. Usually she could tell who it was before she reached them. There is the saw lady, the ebony hillbillies, the opera guy, accordian guy, Guitar Twins, the tap dancer with drummer, the steel drum guy, the guy who sambas with a dummy woman...the list goes on.
On this day, she approached a LARGE crowd of people, all of which seemed to be thoroughly engaged with the subway act of the moment. There wasn't usually an act in this particular spot. Occasionally there was a girl who would stand on a box frozen until you paid her box...then she would blow kisses or do a little ballet routine or something...but that's about it.
She somewhat reluctantly approached the crowds with her children, sure that if something was getting THIS much attention is must be dirty or inappropriate for children. She being tall, TRIED to look over the crowd to see what the fuss was about, but she couldn't see a thing. Finally the girls inched there way through the crowd to the front, and only then was she able to catch a glimpse of the Michael Jackson Impersonator.
She had seen one before, but not this particular one. And no it wasn't dirty, but some of the dance moves were a little, well, Michael Jacksonish. She watched the rest of his show with the girls and her friend, and then let the girls contribute to his hat. It was his idea to take the picture. Cool. She loves New York.
Notice big sis bending her knees. (SHE had to do that with a few boyfriends....)