I returned to the Broadway-Lafayette MTA station last night and took many more photos – which are posted below. Also, they still had plenty of Bowie metrocards for sale and the lines were now very short – maybe a 5 or 10 minute wait. GOooooooo!
“This is Major Tom to Ground Control / I’m stepping through the door / And I’m floating in a most peculiar way / And the stars look very different today” – ‘Space Oddity’ – ‘David Bowie’
As a special tribute to David Bowie, who’s life and music touched so many of our lives, Spotify has created an underground retrospective in his honor at the Broadway-Lafayette NYC subway station. This is also in conjunction with the Bowie Is exhibit currently on display at the Brooklyn Museum.
I visited the subway station last night on my way home from work, but spent most of my three hours there on line at the token booth waiting to get a set of the five limited-edition David Bowie MTA metrocards. The lines were long. Some of the people on the line were friendly, reminiscing about their favorite Bowie albums, movies and concerts. Others were, well, New Yorkers.
Finally – – mission accomplished! I got the set of five Bowie metrocards! Aren’t they fabulous?
In case you’re curious, each metrocard cost $6.50 – representing the cost of two subway fares plus $1 for the card.
I was so excited, I immediately posted this on Instagram:
I took some photos of the subway station – but need to return for even more photos. The exhibit runs until May 13th. It is free with entry to the subway.
“Ziggy really sang, screwed up eyes and screwed down hairdo/ Like some cat from Japan, he could lick ’em by smiling/ He could leave ’em to hang/ Here came on so loaded man, well hung and snow white tan” – ‘Ziggy Stardust’ – The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars’
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