Thanks for coming to the Midnight Crawl. Incredibly, we had over 200 people on the crawl. Woahhh. We are definitely entering into new territory with these events now. Most of the reactions were that it was fun and Different. That’s cool.
My favorite part was when about 15 of us were downstairs in a Thai Karaoke Lounge, singing beatles songs. Gradually more of our crowd came down and it was like seeing old friends with the Roosevelt maps in their hands. All the Thai people were singing along, it was crazy. euphoric. At that moment I realized it could never be as good as this moment.
Many heard about it on facebook. About 50 came because of Tasting Table. others just word of mouth. About 3/4 of the crawlers were not from the area. I kind of dig that.
There is still room to get more massive though. Roosevelt Ave can hold a lot of people Even though there were 200 people, the bars still weren’t PACKED. To make this happen, it might work to have optional time periods for different parts or Roosevelt Avenue. It was a good tool to have the game board/map. When I showed the map to participating bars this year, their eyes lit up that they were on the sheet. If it happens again, showing the map will probably inspire bars and restaurants to get more involved than they already were.
Locations highlighted on crawl:
Terraza 7 Train Cafe
Amor Karoake Bar
Other arepa lady
Chuzos y mas
Taco Carts on 74th St
Paan dealer at 37th and 74th st.
Kabab King and their paan dealer
Halal carts at Broadway & 73rd
Bum Bum Bar
Taco Carts under the tracks in Woodside
The Starting Gate
Moving forward, I have some very big things coming up. Every time I get press, my biggest hope is that I will meet a new ambassador out of it. Still going full steam with the Ambassador and working on other events too. Are you having fun yet?