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March 13, 2010 6:39 AM   Subscribe

From the Borough of Brooklyn comes Dollar Van Demos: a showcase of talented musicians, rappers and comedians performing inside a dollar van with real passengers.

Dollar vans provide a much-needed transportation for neighborhoods under-served by mass transit. Typically operated by West Indian drivers, the ride is cheap, adventurous and now immensely entertaining with the addition of performers singing their hearts out.
posted by Drexen (7 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
"Never Had a Good Day" is a jam. This is awesome, thanks.
posted by nowoutside at 7:02 AM on March 13, 2010 [1 favorite]

Several of these are really good, but I can't help but think that this isn't what these guys were hoping for on their way to work at dawn.
posted by cmoj at 8:35 AM on March 13, 2010

Occasionally on the Red Line in Boston, a couple of young guys announce (once the doors are securely closed) "We're gonna put on a show for y'all, it's called 'Black Guys Dancing!'" And they certainly do. They've got a boombox, talent, a funny line of patter, and one of the guys can flip himself through a pair of subway straps like a gymnast on rings. I always laugh and smile and give them something when the hat's out. Still, I don't exactly blame the irritated people who shut down entirely, eyes down and unsmiling, as if they were just another set of panhandlers you're trapped with till the next stop.
posted by Countess Elena at 11:05 AM on March 13, 2010

They get some good talent... nice find, thank you. I've ridden those vans before.
posted by mert at 12:07 PM on March 13, 2010

Awesome stuff.
posted by wrok at 3:08 PM on March 13, 2010

See Also: The Black Cab Sessions.
posted by Lazlo at 5:47 PM on March 13, 2010

If any of y'all think that dollar vans are a good thing, I challenge you to drive down Palisade Ave in Jersey City. It's choked with the damn things.
posted by whuppy at 7:31 AM on March 16, 2010

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