On my way home today, I checked out what I had predicted to be insanity in Columbus Circle…the NFL Kickoff show. I shot this quick clip of Keith Urban performing on stage.
I didn’t stick around long.
Shockingly, the subway was not at all busy. This morning, I asked a transit cop if the entrances would be closed. He said yes, but they were all open when I got there.
I didn’t stick around for Usher’s performance, so maybe it got more crowded then. Overall, wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be.
If you haven’t seen or heard, the NFL has taken over all of Columbus Circle. Tomorrow, it grows even more.
It’s all for the “NFL Kickoff” celebration tomorrow featuring performances by Usher, Keith Urban, and Natasha Bedingfield.
There’s an enormous stage taking up the width of Central Park South. The stage is set up on Columbus Circle facing down CPS toward 5th Avenue.
However, all of the Circle will be closed to traffic and much of it to foot traffic tomorrow. Streets all the way up to the 60’s on Broadway and Central Park West. And all of Central Park South from Columbus Circle to 5th Avenue. Insane!
It’s going to make subway traffic in that area interesting.
The Columbus Circle subway is a complete disaster as it is right now from the never ending construction. So I don’t know how they plan to handle all of the afternoon commute traffic. The concert starts at about 3PM and ends by 6:45p. So the rush should be fun.
Getting in and out of the half open stairways, half width platforms, etc is going to be epic.