Last night after work, Johanna met me downtown and we headed over to Chinatown for a late night photo walk. We quickly figured out that Chinatown in Vancouver at night is not the place to go to see lots of people. It was DEAD. I’m sure in the summer it’s much more lively as they have the night market. It would be more of a festive atmosphere.
Someone told me that Chinatown in Vancouver is where the older generation of Asian people hang out and that early morning is the time you’ll see more people wandering the streets. Apparently the younger generation hang out in Richmond – where, exactly, I’m not quite sure. I’ll follow up with that lead. Looking back, we could have gone up to Granville Street. There’s a bit of nightlife up that way and also (possibly) in Yaletown. Sadly, they call Vancouver, “No Fun City” for a reason.
We hopped on the sktyrain to grab a bite, and, unfortunately ran into what can only be described as a paranoid weirdo who thought Johanna had taken his photo. He should be so lucky as to have her take his photo. So there, Mister! FULL DISCLOSURE: She did NOT take his photo. Cross our hearts.
ANYWAY, it made for an uncomfortable ride and as we got to our station, the man above said to us, “That guy was ugly. Who would want to take his picture, anyway? But you can take mine! Take all the photos you want!”. So we did! He posed for us right in the skytrain station. This photo was my favourite of the bunch.
He walked out with us once the quick, little photoshoot was over, and he told us he worked as a dancer at a bar on Davie Street. Then told he us danced in the cages!
We met a real, live Cage Boy!
If it wasn’t for the weirdo, we wouldn’t have even talked to him, let alone, take his photo.
1 point for us!