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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The Naked Cowboy, in Times Square

Naked Cowboy, Times Square
Photo by myself in Times Square.

I've been hearing about this guy for the longest time. I finally saw him Tuesday, er... in the flesh.

The Naked Cowboy is something of a fixture around Times Square. Not exactly naked, he walks around in tidy whities, cowboy hat and boots, all decorated with his title.

What does a cowboy have to do with New York? Well, not much. The costume is a gimmick toward earning an honest living. During the few minutes I saw him, Mr. Cowboy did not sing or play his guitar. He spent his time happily posing for tourists.

The Naked Cowboy has his own Wiki entry, here.

Naked Cowboy, Times Square
The Naked Cowboy seeming a bit more naked, behind his guitar.

Related posts: On Times Square and Our Rupert, At a Crossroads in Times Square and The Cost of Living Here Part II, or Life in Playland.

14 comments:

Olivier said...

il fut un temps, il y avait la Naked cowgirl, c'était quand même plus sympathique ;o))

Steffe said...

A famous busker these days. Cool snaps of the Naked Cowboy.

rb said...

Blimey! Does he busk all year round???

Del said...

There's a naked cowgirl too!

this too will pass said...

nice pics, or should that be pecs? what does he wear in winter?

Lily Hydrangea said...

great shots Kitty!
I haven't seen this guy in ages. he always makes me laugh.

biebkriebels said...

Almost everybody knows him, when you ask friends been in NY, they always say did you see him? I read that he wears two underpants to keep everything in its place...

Luis Gomez said...

Kind of cool that he is famous!

CaT said...

yes, i also saw the cowgirl and not -boy when i was in NY 2 weeks ago! she was rather old, btw...

BANJO52 said...

Just think, 15 minutes (and more) of fame every day. At least he works out.

Ming the Merciless said...

Workout, Times Square, Workout, End of Day. :)

Anonymous said...

i saw him end of january - snow and all... craaaazzy!

Leif Hagen said...

Too funny! I have heard of him, too! Wonder if he ever gets bored or cold?

Meine Welt said...

The naked cowherd is a very famous man. Even in Germany, we know he is in Times Square. But now, they say, there is also a naked cowgirl (more a women) and he dont like that. It's competitors