I wasn’t able to catch any of this year’s Solstice Yoga Extravaganza in Times Square, nor was I able to do any in-depth coverage of head-set microphone usage, but I did manage to catch a bit of it on the ol’ computer screen. Here are two curious examples of what I saw:
Please note that at the end of the first video you’ll hear a bit from Tim Hopkins, president of Times Square Alliance, talking about how if you can do yoga in the middle of Big Bad Times Square you can do it anywhere. There is also a bit of the “Calm in Chaos” trope thrown in.
Which is weird, because I would imagine that part of what is so disquieting about Times Square is its overabundance of jumbo-trons. But then you’ll notice, as the second video shows, that doing yoga in Times Square means being lead via jumbo-tron.