Subway Spider-Man Seduces Straphangers [VIDEO]
Posted on: March 12th, 2019 at 5:02 am by Elie
This amazing Spider-Man saved the subway not long ago, dancing in tights for noontime straphangers in the depths of the Delancey Street station.
Music was pumping, the subway platform his stage. So beloved was the performance that the token collection bucket brimmed with cash.
Meanwhile, Rickshaw Spidey was nowhere to be found.
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