to rewind some previously expressed particulars: to me it's Humans of New York live on the internet, it's people-watching from the computer (which i always wanted), and on top of that there's a message
Shia Labeouf has again and again and again made appearances today and yesterday. he's getting things going. i think he's doing a fabulous job. he's laying the template. he's showing how to keep the chant going. Drenk has called the chant "unnerving." that's true. but on top of that it wants to be unending. 4 years. 8 years if they gotta. hating Shia is legit but he's expressing the fight my friends.
in this instance, which occurred while i was typing this post, a man was saying into the camera "We want to ensure the existence of the white race..." and Shia came and screamed into his face He Will Not Divide Us:
as far as i can tell they may have been friendly and that was maybe a demonstrative event. but also after that, once the group had dispersed, a lone teenager reflected upon the human nature of emotions, ending of course with He Will Not Divide Us. it's a camera in public, i simply adore what it causes people to do.
mainly teenagers are in front of the camera. it's a new thing, it's the weekend, bam. while watching this i realize many of the qualities i think of as common human qualities are common human qualities. it's just human to flip your shit when you see a dog or baby. that's just how it is. maybe because of God, maybe just because of dogs and babies. it is real.
sometimes teenagers are huddled in groups doing no particular thing but waiting for something to happen. there's a "tension" and/or a "vibe" in the atmosphere around the camera. it's sometimes noted upon by a camera person. i adore what can sometimes happen. one person will come to the camera and say He Will Not Divide Us. then another will. then another will. it happens again and again and it's fucking beautiful. here's a semi-famous music festival example of this nature phenomenon, which is related to the herd mentality, but it's a beautiful expression of it:
people like coming together, and i like when they do it to dance, and/or to chant He Will Not Divide Us. oh there's been dancing. clapping and dancing and singing. what happens is once the chanting has been going on for a while, the rhythm of the chant will be modified to help everyone enjoy themselves more. a person will break out into a solo singing moment (always meant with tremendous enthusiasm by the onlookers). a circle will be made (sometimes hands are held, for example when the cops arrive at night owing to noise violations [it's the city, across the street from the museum are apartments, sadface]) and a person will perform in the center. the circle always collapse inward and people end of together in a group which scatters based on certain factors.
there have been about four recurring citizens who have played major roles, two of them teenagers. while typing this post a new dance party occurred, led by one of them. Shia is gone now. things are going fine, except after the dance party the lead teenager said "my voice is getting tired" while shuffling about, no one saying He Will Not Divide Us right then.
another common characteristic is the person of any age who stands in front of the camera looking at their phone, then the person tends to approach the camera either to give a shout out to a friend or family member, say He Will Not Divide Us, or take a photo of them in front of the camera on the wall. sometimes people advertise this or that. there was the man with the fundraising sign related to the death of his wife in Central Park and his desire to buy her a bench for dedication.
the timegap between reality and the camera is 30 seconds, which some people demonstrated last night. i've heard on the first day the highest viewing count was 500k, and now it fluctuates around 1.5k viewers. of course i heard it's popular in Moscow.
everyone was quiet at the end of me tying this post, except then Shia returned to begin chanting He Will Not Divide Us, now they're clapping and there's a semi-massive group assembled, i believe someone might be holding the Swedish flag in the background