Move over, Matthew McConaughey, and make room for 60-year-old Jamie Trivisonno, whom I discovered on my way to the gym on Monday afternoon, December 21.
Shirtless and with a cigar in his mouth, Trivisonno danced in the middle of traffic on Garnet Avenue, his shoulder-length hair blowing in the wind.
“They call me the cowboy sign-twirler, and I love what I do,” said Trivisonno, strumming his UPS Store sign as though it was a guitar, then tossing it down to pick up some drumsticks with which he played an invisible drum set. I thought he was going to get hit by a car. “Don’t get run over,” I said, noticing several cars swerve around him.
“I’ve never been hit yet. Don’t plan on it. I have it timed. See that traffic light down there? When it turns yellow, I go out into the street.” And out into the street he went again.
Trivisonno can be found twirling his sign five hours a day, seven days a week, in front of the UPS store on the 1800 block of Garnet Avenue.