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By adamg - 4/28/14 - 8:29 am
A man with no shoes on the Red Line

The past few days, morning commuters on the Red Line have noted the presence of a well dressed man who just happens to not be wearing shoes.

Andrew Coates, who took this morning's toe shot, wonders:

Is this a new holiday? No shoes day on the Red Line?

Megz warns men: Go shoeless only after a visit to your local salon:

By adamg - 11/15/13 - 12:59 pm
Keytar playing bear

Keytar Bear has been making the rounds of downtown and Back Bay T stops, but he came above ground today to play and mug for the camera by the Old State House, where Jocelyn snapped his photo.

By adamg - 4/17/13 - 3:24 pm

Celebrity Beacon Hill Town Crier

The Celebrity Beacon Hill Town Crier was giving Bostonians on the Common the news they needed today.

By adamg - 2/20/13 - 8:32 am

Literally on track. At 8:20 a.m., A.P. Blake tweeted from North Station:

Sob Story Guy is spilling his schtick from IN THE MIDDLE OF THE GREEN LINE TRACKS.

By adamg - 1/27/13 - 9:19 am

Gnimsh captured part of his his show in front of the old Best Buy at Mass. Ave. and Newbury.

By adamg - 6/19/12 - 8:05 am

Around 8:15 p.m. yesterday, Rachel Zarrell spotted Sob Story Guy getting on the Orange Line at Chinatown:

Needed money to get to Worcester to "treat his staph infection." Was pretty gross.

But by 11, he'd either gotten it looked at or had just become resigned to it. Colin Steele reported from the Red Line near Harvard:

No story this time, just "anybody? Anybody?"

By adamg - 11/27/11 - 1:02 am
Singing Spare Change Guy

Photographynatalia captured George, the guy who sings his requests for money, on the Common the other day.

Copyright Photographynatalia. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By adamg - 11/7/11 - 2:31 pm

Neuroboy files an e-mail report from Downtown Crossing:

Just sitting here at work in Downtown Crossing minding my own business. What is that enchanting sound I hear wafting in from the street below? It’s the siren song of everyone's favorite hollering trike rider, Louie Evans, making his way down the sidewalk on Washington St.

Ride on Louie, ride on.

By adamg - 11/3/11 - 5:22 pm

Boston Reddit is hot on the trail of this goth guy who can often be found walking around the Back Bay with the top half of a female mannequin, even though he's made it clear he just wants to be be left alone.

By adamg - 10/25/11 - 10:41 pm

Plastic Bag Lady

The Plastic Bag Lady of Park Street is in touch with the zeitgeist, based on the sign she was wearing on her back today.

By adamg - 7/29/11 - 2:39 pm

Robbie Felder, the omnipresent Mattapan panhandler whose disappearance a few months back sparked rumors he was dead, is back slowly walking up and down Morton Street, quietly asking for money.

By adamg - 5/2/11 - 9:37 am

Evilada took in a Rambling Dan performance in the Public Garden yesterday.

By adamg - 3/6/11 - 9:43 pm

The rumor spread like wildfire tonight: Robbie Felder, who has spent much of the past decade shuffling up and down Morton Street asking for handouts, was dead.

Not true, counter people who say they know his family: Nobody's seen the white-bearded guy recently on Morton Street by Blue Hill Avenue because he's in rehab.

The story unfolded on his Facebook fan page (yes, of course, he has a Facebook fan page):

By adamg - 12/18/10 - 1:21 am
Chicken Man near BC

As Spearmintkitten, who snapped the Chickenmanmobile near BC on Friday, puts it: "WTF."

He is apparently different from this Chickenman (the one we're supposed to remember) and this one and this one and, of course, the Chicken Man of Codman Square (who doesn't even look like a chicken).

Whoever, or whatever he is, though, he gets around. In fact, read to the bottom of that link to see how he may be "a daily Mass-going Catholic" who enjoys a dip in the pool at BC.

Photo copyright Spearmintkitten. Tagged as universalhub on Flickr.

By adamg - 8/17/10 - 9:16 am

Among the people taking in the Boston Photography Center's annual living photo installation in the Public Garden this year: Louie.

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