It’s 4am so that means it’s time to belt out some spirituals at the top of your lungs while the rest of the city sleeps! And there are few venues with acoustics as marvelous as the bus stop. I’m not the only audience member; The people in the houses and apartments right behind the wall can hear her just fine.
When you scream-sing that hard sometimes your throat gets a little phlegmy. No problem for Bus Stop Mahalia! She hawks a thick throaty loogie (lunger) right into the busway as you will see in the embedded video.
A local resident tipped me off that if I wanted to capture a real treasure, I should stay up really late, drive down to this location before the first bus of the day arrived, park on a dark side-street and hide so that I could catch her performance. I’m so happy I listened to that advice. Bravo! Wheeeet! Bravo!
I have an irrational fear of crazy people, which is why I’m hiding behind corners and stuff. What if she sees me and starts chasing me? “AAAIIIGGH!! FLEE!!”
[c] 2009 Russ of America
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