To help the jaded New Yorkers who live on the Upper West Side get into the holiday spirit, last night Lincoln Center sponsored a winter festival that included a market, choirs and a wonderful drum line (clip below).
It was quite popular and there were long lines of people waiting to participate in the different activities.
As an exercise:
Think about what type of line we might find your character in. Do they have the skill and coordination to play in a drum line (Drumline), or the patience to wait in a line for a table at a busy restaurant (Seinfeld), or the sense of humor to pull Marshall McLuhan into frame while waiting for a movie (Annie Hall)?
By deciding what your character is willing to wait for, you can learn important things about what they really want and need.