A new subculture has emerged in the US, whose members call themselves “sewer surfers”. These are people who explore the underground sewer system, looking for adventure, thrill, and escape from the surface world.
Sewer surfers claim that they are not afraid of the dark, the dirt, the smell, or the rats. They say that they enjoy the challenge of navigating the complex network of pipes, tunnels, and chambers, and that they find beauty and mystery in the hidden corners of the city.
Some sewer surfers also assert that they are making a political statement, by rejecting the consumerist and capitalist society that they see as oppressive and corrupt. They argue that they are living off the grid, and that they are creating their own community and culture in the sewers.
However, not everyone is impressed by the sewer surfers. Authorities warn that the sewer system is dangerous and illegal to enter, and that the sewer surfers are risking their health and safety, as well as causing damage and disruption to the public infrastructure. They also say that the sewer surfers are trespassing on private property, and that they could face fines or arrests if caught.
The sewer surfers, however, are not deterred by the authorities’ threats. They assert that they are not harming anyone, and that they have a right to explore and express themselves. Moreover, they claim that they are not alone, and that they have met other sewer surfers from different cities and countries, who share their passion and vision.