My video of Super Mario Bros. (the theme song) on the subway ride home reached 200,000 views in about a month. The musicians, Gypsy Joe Trane and his bassist Glue, said it was the most views they’ve ever gotten…(I think they deserve way more).
But my favorite part of the YouTube reception is the number of commenters complaining about how jaded New Yorkers are:
It’s like they’re all dead inside. It’s kind of creepy. - fluffystuff66
Just about nobody acknowledged them. What assholes.- pokemonmentalWhy does nobody on the train give a shit?! That was awesome! -ZombieJesus413@fluffystuff66 i know right!!!!no claps,no reaction??????i blame prescription drugs!everyones a freakin zombie nowadays.i saw a old man with a walker getting shoved to the ground by a crazy guy,and he broke his walker falling on it from the shove.and everyone looked at me like i was crazy for gettin in the guys face,and for helping the old guy?????CREEPY - topgunn916all the main cities have cold tubes/subways. london is even worse. - maxgunn555@KifIsARealBoy Showing a little bit of appreciation for high performance level, wouldn’t hurt anybody, right ? I wouldn’t mind claping for them if I was on the train. - softshredlol NYC Subway riders. We show our appreciation to subway performers by staying silent! ONLY NEW YORKERS UNDERSTAND… - esconyfinestand on that day…no one gave a single fuck….which is sad. - MrUBtrollin2To everyone whining about no applause, that’s how the subway works here. Considering the amount of insane bullshit people see on there, cool stuff like this doesn’t turn heads. - forestwanderer
The subway riders might not look all that appreciative, but you have to remember that in New York, scowls mean “thank you.”
I saw them on the R train today! Thank you for posting this. And for the record, there was applause this time :)