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Two friends on a Segway draw some attention

Showing up at a festival on a Segway is sure to attract attention. Showing up on a Segway dressed only in hot pants and some leather and fur accessories is sure to attract a lot of attention.

Not that Dr. Adam Rosen minds.

The 41-year-old Brooklyn man and his Segway are veterans of the music festival circuit, and he likes the attention.

"I'm here just to have a good time, and the Segway is the best way to get around," he said.

He came to the festival wearing what looked like his underwear, a fur hat and fur boots,a pair of broad leather belts and fingerless leather gloves.

About two hours into the show, Rosen and friend Marc Wass, 47, were stationed in front of the Boardwalk stage, with Rosen rocking back and forth on his electric, two-wheeled vehicle as the bluegrass band the Punch Brothers performed.

He said the Segway is a great way to meet people.

"I just got here and I've already been in around 50 pictures. I'll take pictures with anybody," he said.

Rosen also gets a lot of requests from people eager to take their first ride on a Segway.

"Women ask me for rides all the time," he said. "The first thing I ask is 'How much have you had to drink?'

"It's all about having a good time. Enjoying the people, enjoying the festival, enjoying life." Rosen said.

While Wass, also of Brooklyn, has known Rosen many years, this is the first time he's attended a festival with his friend.

He tells me about festivals all the time. I'm kind of witnessing what goes on. It's a trip," he said.

And has all the attention his friend received convinced him to purchase his own Segway?

"I'm definitely going to rent one," he said.

 

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