Energy, for lack of a better explanation, is what makes things go. Without energy, there would be no motion, no progress, and no productivity. When observing the Midtown Market, the most apparent, and also most interesting, form of energy I saw came from the people themselves. Of course, if there were no people there would still be energy there as there is energy nearly everywhere, but the people bring a different kind of energy. They add character and charisma to the place.
From the moment you step out of your car (or whichever mode of transportation suits you best) you can see the energy in the place. If you were to turn off the sound as you would mute a television program, you still know there is energy in the place. People are bustling around from place to place, talking animatedly with whoever stands next to them. Money exchanges hands as goods are bought. But it goes beyond just seeing the energy. If you were to close your eyes in the middle of the market, you would still know there is a great deal of energy there. The constant babble of voices fills the air, the sound of the Midtown Market Station carries over the din. It feels almost as if the place itself is alive.
The energy in the market is fueled still farther by the entertainment provided by musicians and artists of different kinds. Most people don’t get too overly excited about food, but if you add live entertainment a certain atmosphere of energy is created. The artists use this energy they help create to in turn boost there energy level. Every artist plays off the crowd.
There is nothing like the Midtown Market where I am from, so it was actually a bit of a pleasant surprise to observe something like this.