Hey, it’s THE RIDE here, star of NYC’s RIDEumentary and all-around bus-about-town. I recently rolled over to the Whitney Museum to check out the exhibit about how Andy Warhol became an instantly recognizable figure as he disrupted the art world. As I learned about this remarkable artist, I couldn’t help but think of the similarities between Andy and me: he revolutionized what it means to create art; I have revolutionized NYC sightseeing. And we’ve both achieved extraordinary fame because of our efforts.
With his multiple images and factory-produced silkscreens, Andy Warhol changed the way we look at art. Similarly, from the very moment you board my luxury motor coach, you’ll see how THE RIDE has changed the way bus riders look at the sights: all the seats on my buses face an enormous wall of windows, so when you look forward you can actually see all the excitement on the streets of the city, instead of just looking at the back of someone’s head.
Just as Andy loved using the latest technology related to television and print-making, I love the fact that the RIDE-ers on my multimillion dollar motor coaches can enjoy the best audio, video, and wireless technology—all of which amps up what’s happening on board while keeping everyone connected to what’s happening outside.
No one can argue that Andy attained a level of fame far beyond the standard 15 minutes of fame he spoke about. And I think I’m well on my way to matching him: I’ve got my own YouTube channel, I’ve been featured in tons of media outlets, including the New York Times and the Today Show. I’ve hosted celebrities like Josh Groban and Anderson Cooper. I’ve even been parodied on The Simpsons! I urge you to check out the Whitney exhibit and then sign up for THE RIDE. I think once you’ve been on my extraordinary interactive experience, you’ll agree that I’m truly #RevolutionizingSightseeing!