Driving onto Roosevelt Island, we saw some fellow-improv everywhereers. Our mission: to participate in the MP3 Experiment 6. We downloaded a 47-minute track to our ipods, and started the track at 4 pm with 1500 other New Yorkers dressed in green, yellow, red or blue t shirts, with a white t shirt underneath.
We were only about 9 minutes early, we hung out here with our friend Helen:
Ready with our blue shirts over white shirts. I decided it was in our best interest to all wear the same color. I was so right:
Ipods attached, headphones in place:
The track began and we were introduced to STEVE, the omnicent Improv Everywhere Voice. After he led us through some breathing, stretching, pointing, shaking hands, square dancing and naptime, we ALL (yes ALL) walked to the southern tip of the island. I HOPED really hard that the kids could make it for that long walk...they did awesome! We spotted a dog with a red shirt:
See all of us walking, and walking and walking, while listening to a random re-telling of Peter and the Wolf story:
It was pretty fun to see innocent Roosevelt Islanders being invaded by primary-colored shirt wearers:
Once we got to the tip we did some dancing and napping and then we divided into teams and beat each other up with inflatable hammers or bats. We never got our hands on one, that was just fine with us:
At the end of the bashing the WOLF OF ROOSEVELT ISLAND emerged from the river and then we had to unite by removing our shirts and becoming one with our colors. We waved our shirts over our heads and killed the wolf (or something like that...it all had to do with that really long story we listened to during our walk.):
It was fun. The girls were into it. Their ipod shuffles got inadvertantly paused a few times so I had to catch them up. But, when we were all listening to it together at the same time, they GOT it and it was fun. I am so glad they will do wacky stuff with me, I hope they never roll their eyes at me when it's time for an adventure. I hope by the time I am an empty nester Jason will come around and play......for now he gets us where we need to be on time, and he even came and found all of us crazy people, I am sure thinking he was outside the group, but guess what? He was wearing a green t shirt!