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