Without a doubt, the very first “Night Rail” was a smashing success in many ways. I truly enjoyed meeting new people, hanging out with friends and watching a bunch of people have a great time.
I have had a chance to speak with several people since last night, and the overwhelming response has been that Night Rail needs to happen more often. Who am I to say no to that? 🙂
In reading up on some of the Night Rail experiences via Twitter, I found a bunch of really interesting stuff. One cool thing I saw was a video our friend Clintus had posted showing an impromptu “Light Rail Show Tunes” performance on the train last night. I also found a post by Katie Charland mentioning details of the Motion Theatre Company who was featured in the video. From Katie’s blog we learn;
“It turns out the group is called the Motion Theatre Company and is made up of college-aged students that perform contemporary works on the light rail line. Friday was their last performance, as many of them will be heading back to school soon.”
How cool that their last performance was during Night Rail! I’m always amazed at how creative people are in their pursuit to have fun. People like Jeff Moriarty with his “flash mobs” and No-Pants Day hilarity, along with the weekly “Train Tracks” episodes that Kimber Lanning has done such a great job organizing are perfect examples of the entertainment you can encounter on light rail.
We have a ton of examples from our community of people stepping up to help create fun and cool things to do along the line. Thanks so much to everyone that was at Night Rail last night and to all of the people that made it happen!