View from the south end of the Red Line
In case you missed this story from Natalia late last month, I'm posting it again. Interesting viewpoint:
I notice few of the posters here ride the Red Line south of Downtown.
Having ridden on the North Side for years, and now living on the South Side, I can tell you that the selection of "interesting" people changes dramatically once you get past downtown.
For example, black-market goods. You would not believe the selection in the morning. Candy, newspapers, cigarettes, blue squares (I didn't know what these were until I overheard some highschool kids on the #67 bus talking about them, it seems they are little bags of crack), scented oils, cds, dvds, and salvation.
Yeah, lots of soul saving going on in the South Side Red Line.
The other main difference is that no matter how well the Sox may do, they will never pack the train with uniformed fans like the Cubs.