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Jackie Hasa
Level 3: 310 points
Alltime Score: 3775 points
Last Logged In: May 25th, 2016
BADGE: Journey To The End Of The Night BADGE: The Sweet Cheat Gone TEAM: 761 Oak Street TEAM: Team Shplank TEAM: SFZero Animal Posse TEAM: San Francisco Zero TEAM: The Icepacks TEAM: LØVE

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Journey To The End Of The Night Brooklyn by Jackie Hasa

September 26th, 2006 4:13 PM / Location: 40.706547,-73.99024

INSTRUCTIONS: A pursuit across Brooklyn in 5 parts.

The city spreads out before you. Rushing from point to point, lit by the slow strobe of fluorescent buses and dark streets. Stumbling into situations for a stranger's signature. Fleeing unknown pursuers, breathing hard, admiring the landscape and the multitude of worlds hidden in it.

For one night, drop your relations, your work and leisure activities, and all your usual motives for movement and action, and let yourself be drawn by the attractions of the chase and the encounters you find there.

No bikes, no cars, just feet and public transportation.

Document your experience.

My friend Melissa (not an SF0 player) and I womanned the third checkpoint on the Manhattan Bridge as the "two girls in dresses." We barely got to the bridge in time to catch the first player--on a bike, which is why he was earlier than we expected. Fortunately, he didn't seem to gather that we weren't out of breath from the excitement of the game but rather because we'd been spending the last 20 minutes trying to figure out how to get on the damn bridge, hopping construction fences and the like. He said to us, "Wow, they said to look for two girls in dresses, and here you are, two girls in dresses," which I assume means he was feeling the magic. (Getting to the bridge was also a bit stressful, as we were running late and had to take a cab. The driver seemed a little put out by our request that he just drop us at the bottom of the Manhattan Bridge on the Brooklyn side so that we could walk across it. I'm not familiar with non-Romance languages, but I'm pretty sure he said something derogatory about us into his cell phone.)

In any case, Melissa and I had a good time. When we got bored we took pictures of each other and stared at the view, punctuated by players running/walking up to us and the subway trains passing behind us. It was weirdly objectifying to just be dressed up and acting like ourselves (plus the job of signing and kissing pieces of paper), and have other people impose some sort of urban-chase-magic on us. A girl I knew from Berkeley (Nora, sorry we didn't get any pics of your group!) didn't even recognize me.

Strangely, there was one guy who seemed to just be jogging around on the bridge in jeans--we tried staring at him really hard and quasi-flagging him down in case he was a player, but apparently he was only exercising.

Here's some pictures...enjoy...

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The First Guy
We might have stood here
Melissa + Dude on Skateboard
Waiting, Watching...
Melissa + Bridge
This Guy Changed into Workout clothes halfway through
I heard this guy got caught upon descending from the bridge
Magic Shoes
Conferring with Chasers
New Player Portrait
These Girls were really nice--one was from Oakland
The mark of melissa

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skillfully done!
posted by JH B on October 1st, 2006 8:35 PM

those magic shoes are incredible.