Last Saturday I participated in my first mp3 experiment, put on by the good folks at Improv Everywhere. An mp3 experiment is basically a flash mob set to an instructional soundtrack. Everyone meets at the same place and pushes play at the same time on their portable music player. They had us playing twister, shaking hands, high-fiving strangers, giving thumbs up, playing tag, making a huge human dart board, and doing a lie-down meditation. I was thoroughly impressed with the event. There is nothing more fun than providing entertainment for unsuspecting onlookers.
Can you find me in this meditation shot?
Here you can see the Deutsche Bank Fire going on at the same time. After the event my friends and I were walking through the Ground Zero area to visit Trinity Church. As the smell of the fire worsened, I remember making a comment about how bad it must have been during 9/11. I really can't imagine.
Little did I know that last week's fire would turn into a tragedy in itself.