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In Grand Central Station, a Brief Wrinkle in Time

On Saturday, over 200 people from the group Improv Everywhere came to a halt in NY's Grand Central Station for five minutes, freaking out tourists and onlookers who had no idea why it was happening. Brilliant.

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  1. That is so fantastic. Can you imagine having been there?

    Posted by: david | Feb 4, 2008 10:24:43 AM

  2. That rocks, how cool would it have been to be there when everyone froze. I would probably have walked into one them not thinking or looking.

    Posted by: davefromtampa | Feb 4, 2008 10:26:14 AM

  3. When we did this shit in the midwest as college students 20 years ago we were freaks. Now suddenly it's brilliant.

    I feel violated.

    Posted by: jake | Feb 4, 2008 10:42:04 AM

  4. Sorry Jake, doing this in a corn field or mall in the midwest is never going to be as impressive as seeing it in Grand Central Station but just in case it was and you're feeling left out then let me be the first to say that yours was brilliant too.

    That ROCKED!

    Posted by: ZEKE | Feb 4, 2008 11:28:26 AM

  5. wow.. that was freaking awesome

    i love these guys!!

    Posted by: gabriel | Feb 4, 2008 11:46:42 AM

  6. Was really cool but didn't happen this past Saturday. Must have been last weekend.

    Posted by: Drew | Feb 4, 2008 11:56:55 AM

  7. Of course! I always seem to forget that art is only relevant if it's in New York.

    Posted by: jake | Feb 4, 2008 12:23:28 PM

  8. That was fun. I would have felt weird, though, if I were one of the frozen folks.

    Posted by: Rhea | Feb 4, 2008 1:00:13 PM

  9. How can this be the most sophisticated city in the world when so many New Yorkers can't recognize a conceptual art stunt in their midst?

    Posted by: Castigator | Feb 4, 2008 1:19:30 PM

  10. Sweet!

    Sorry Jake, it's just true.

    Posted by: David R.(Native NYr now in Seattle) | Feb 4, 2008 1:19:57 PM

  11. That's very cool, however, I think San Francisco's Cacophony Society does a better and funnier job of performance art. Members of Cacophony Society once dressed in full clown drag and waited during rush hour in various MUNI stations, eventually piling onto the same train with a bunch of financial district types headed home from a long workday. Once they got seated in the train, they all proceeded to pull out cell phones and talk about their day. Sample conversation: "Oh, hi honey. Boy was work a bitch today. One of the lions got out of his cage and ate a tourist in the front row. Nah, we don't think they'll sue. The manager sent over some of the belly dancers to give the dad a special show and that seemed to appease them. Remember Dave from the fourth of July bar-be-cue? He got injured during the Human Cannonball act when the cannon backfired. What? Oh, no, he'll be okay. They just had to bring in a team to scrub the soot off of him." Hi-fucking-larious!

    Posted by: peterparker | Feb 4, 2008 1:26:35 PM


    This ANNOYING flash popups on every Towleroad visit since last weekend and I cannot remove it.

    Posted by: baophac | Feb 4, 2008 2:01:00 PM

  13. cool.

    Posted by: nic | Feb 4, 2008 6:17:09 PM

  14. Andy,great story but I'm surprised as a New Yorker you called it Grand Central Station.It's not a station,it's a terminal. Penn is a station not Grand Central.Grand Central Station is in Chicago...

    Posted by: Andre | Feb 5, 2008 2:02:57 AM

  15. Totaly COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    I thought the same exact thing while i watched it.

    Posted by: Jimmyboyo | Mar 10, 2008 4:35:01 PM

  16. Such an impressive written post, i would love to see more great post from you.

    Posted by: wrinkle freeze | Sep 19, 2011 2:33:28 PM

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