So A Baby Walks Into A Bar...

NYC is known for being "The City That Never Sleeps", but it's also known for some very... um... let's say "eccentric" people. My trip to Manhattan wouldn't have been complete without running across a few of these interesting characters. But my favorite part about The City, is the fact that the locals don't even blink an eye at the absurd people and situations that happen every day right in front of them. Case in point:

I had finished my set at The National Underground, and was mingling around the bar talking to some old friends and new fans. I was near the front of the bar only a few feet away from the bouncer, who was sitting on a stool at the door checking IDs and collecting the cover charge. There was still a short line to get in (for the late night performers) when my eyes were drawn down... way down. A small child, maybe 3 feet tall and not a day past 3 years old, walked in the bar completely undetected by the bouncer. The boy walked right in, well below the line of sight of any normal sized human. And by "walk" into the bar, I really mean "stumble", because this kid was like Bambie fresh out of the womb, barely able to walk with his brand new sea legs. I'm pretty sure it wasn't a full month ago that this kid was rockin' the stroller, spilling his night-time tottie out of a Spider-Man sippy cup. And the best part? He was alone. No mother following him. No father a few steps ahead. Just your typical 3 year old strolling into a Manhattan bar at 10 o'clock at night for a Beam and Coke. My buddy (and recent new dad) Adam was standing next to me and asked if I was seeing what he was seeing.... "Ahhhhh.. yup." Adam instinctively kicked into "father-mode" and followed the young barfly to the opposite end of the room. Not a single other patron even noticed the kid existed. It was like the scene in Ghost where Patrick Swayze realizes that nobody can actually see him. As Adam began to follow, I told him to "check that dude's ID, 'cause I don't think he's 21". The kid makes it to the end of the bar, looks around, checks out the stage, then returns back toward the front. Again, he walked right past the bouncer and out the same way he came in. I shook my head, took a sip of beer, grinned, and could only say the obvious to Adam: "Only in New York City".

If I didn't know better, I would of thought it was the YouTube sensation from Indonesia. You must of seen this kid right? It's a 2 year old that smokes 2 packs a day. Unreal. Check it out for yourself

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