New York City is one of the most unique places in the United States, or anywhere in the world for that matter. It’s the kind of place where once you arrive, you can be anybody you want to be, and some people take the freedom and individualism of the city to a whole new level. Above ground you’ll find skyscrapers abound and the streets crowded with suits hustling and bustling to the office. Meanwhile, below ground there is an entirely new world that exists in the expansive New York City Subway system. Spread throughout this underground world exist legal street musicians and bands who have found their niche playing some of the most unique instruments and sounds you’ll ever hear. Many who visit New York tend to believe these performers are homeless people attempting to make chump change; however, the reality is that most of these performers had to go through an intense approval process in order to be legally allowed to play their tunes in the subway.
Festival and promotion conglomerate Insomniac has taken the liberty of finding and compiling a list of some of the best legal New York City subway performers that you might stumble upon somewhere on your route to Electric Daisy Carnival New York. The article covers each performer and how they came to occupy their place in the vast underworld of New York City—including the rigorous approval process mentioned above. If you’re the kind of person who loves music, and loves finding new and unique sounds, you can check out Insomniac’s article here, and be sure to hit up a few of the spots to get yourself warmed up for the festivities at Electric Daisy Carnival. EDC NY 2016 will be held on May 14th and 15th at Citi Field in Queens; you can click here to purchase your tickets.
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