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Friday, May 26, 2006

Street Dancer

Lately, on the ride home, I have been seeing this guy. He dances on a street corner that get's heavy rush hour traffic wearing different types of t-shirts (I liked this one). A lot of people don't make eye contact and just keep on driving, some yell out the window calling him retarded and others cheer him on. I stopped for a minute to talk to him, pretty level headed guy. Funny as hell to watch.

If you can't read the shirt, it goes something like this.


That's good stuff.


Blogger thekianafamily said...

I am from anchorage, i heard about this guy but have not seen him yet. I just had to let you know that i have enjoyed your blog and will put in my list a favorites.

10:47 PM  
Blogger Marino said...

Here in Eindhoven, the Netherlands we have a same sort of guy. Doesn't dance or anything. Just sits on his (dunno how to call it. Like a wheelchair but more like a scooter) al day in the middle of the most busy shopping street here and chants a different line about Jesus, faith and stuff every day. Never talked to him. Kinda hate that after you ahve passed him the chant he sings gets stuck in your head, and also I don't like to discuss faith with people who you can't convince of your own idea's. (like preaching to a Preacher!?). But He is pretty cool. Been on tv a couple of times and he is very friendly.

12:54 AM  
Blogger Dave said...

I'm the same way, I don't even like to bring up faith/argue with people about it. I have my way and they have theirs. 9 times outta 10 they tell you you're wrong and you're gonna pay for it instead of saying good for you and your ideas. Hah but yeah, I guess every town must have it's quirky people.

1:00 AM  
Blogger jUjU said...

this shirt is great!

1:44 AM  
Blogger Sicilian said...

I am I the only one who thinks the dancen t-shirt guy looks like a young Richard Simmons.
In our area they passed a city ordinance that there is no soliciting. Our city was #1 in the state for panhandlers to collect.
A gentleman who frequents my work told me one night that he makes more money than I do(not a hard thing to do). He got hit by a car. . . he was drunk. . . lost his leg. . . so he takes off his prostethis and pins his pant leg up. His sign used to read. . . HELL NOT GOING LIE. . . I NEED A BEER.

3:37 AM  
Blogger Wendy said...

I don't know you and vice versa. I stumbled on your blog, and these pictures of the lovely man dancing made my day. You take lovely pictures, and thank you- I am now inspired to go to the busiest intersection in town and dance. Thank you.

2:43 PM  
Blogger Dave said...

Sicilian, I thought the same thing, lol... Richard Simmons I mean. It's funny, up here it's not illegal to panhandle, instead it's illegal to give to the panhandlers. How backassward is that?

Wendy, Oh yea? I wouldn't suggest it unless you're thick skinned. By that, I mean you gotta be able to take a lot of harassment from strangers ;)

3:17 PM  
Blogger Chuck said...

He will be the next waring company logos LOL

7:03 PM  
Blogger cappuccinofetus said...

wow. that is the most the most interesting thing i have come across on this random blog reading rampage. i need to site this. hhaha. this is grand! keep me posted on the different shirts :]

8:32 PM  
Blogger Marc said...

Seems pretty innocent to me. No religious message. Not trying to sell something. If he's trying to sell Tshirts.....well is getting run over to be seen worth it? Not sure about that.
I had an afro in the 70's. I had hair back in the 90's. :-)

2:54 AM  
Blogger Dave MacIntyre said...

Awesome candid! He seems to really be feeling the groove in these shots!

4:31 AM  
Blogger thebluestbutterfly said...

There is an American Indian that visits where I work & people freak out about that & call her all sorts of names....she still wears the complete costume & often follows no American conventions (like shaving for instance...but she has no odor). People hate her. Our world is odd when you are "retarded" for being yourself....despite being medically sane. :-(

1:28 PM  
Blogger thebluestbutterfly said...

Would you dance with someone if you saw them doing this? I think it would be fun. :-)

You should do an interview with this man & profile him here on your blog. :-)

1:35 PM  
Blogger thebluestbutterfly said...

I can't find mention of him other than here. :-(

1:37 PM  
Blogger Dave said...

Hah, yeah he was feelin it that's for sure.

Doing an interview with him would be a is a great idea, to bad I suck at writing.. hehe

8:54 PM  
Blogger CameraDawktor said...

What a funny dude! That's cool that you took pics of him and talked to him. He doesn't sound like a weirdo like Crazy Dave from American Idol (not you....) Cool shirt too. I want one!

10:42 AM  
Blogger Dave said...

I'm gonna stop and talk to him on friday, maybe I can get him to visit the webpage and explain his story.

6:26 PM  
Blogger Lorraine said...

That's simply wonderful Dave...what a great capture !!!

2:30 AM  

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