Miami Soul Train

On Aug. 18, Miami’s Arts + Entertainment District hosted a celebration for transit riders in collaboration with Miami Dade Transit and their new Miami’s Never Moved Like This initiative. The festive ride Miami Soul Train took place on the Metromover and provided passengers with an unorthodox way of experiencing the Miami Dade Transit system. Each rider was given headphones (a choice of red, blue or green) with matching glowstick flares courtesy of Silent Revolution MIA. Riders were also given the option to grab a bite or drink from Mac’s Pubs, Box of Chacos and Wynwood Parlor. About 200 riders took part in this event which featured DJ Le Spam and the Spam Allstars. The mover made three stops: School Board, College North and Bayfront Park station, with performances by DJ Uncle Scotchy & Lone Wolf, Xperimento and Patrick & The Swayzees. Afterward, riders were treated to an afterparty with live music and dance.

A transit rider dancing.
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Get Down: A transit rider dances to the beat of the music while surrounded by people on the metro mover.
A transit rider taking a picture. with their cellphone.
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Snapping A Moment: A transit rider takes a snapchat of the festivities at Miami Soul Train on Aug. 18.
Transit riders dancing to music.
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Xperimento: Transit riders dance and enjoy a live performance by local band Xperimento at College North Station next to Wolfson Campus.

Hector Gonzalez

Hector Gonzalez, 33, is returning to Miami Dade College where he will be pursuing a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Film at the North Campus. He will serve as a photographer and staff writer for the paper this year. Gonzalez obtained his Associate Degree in Mass Communications during the 2011-2012 school year while serving as Sports Editor for The Reporter. He earned the Best Sports Story award from the Florida College System Activities Association in 2011. He has also worked as freelance sports writer for the South Florida Sun Sentinel and the Miami Herald.

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