Bravo! Encore! Look if I've said it once I've said it a thousand times, if you're going to Rick Roll someone, don't half ass it. Rule #31: No Excuses, play like a champion. And these guys played for keeps. Beautiful execution, calm demeanor, clear pitch; check, check check. That plus a bunch of guys from Oregon made it through an entire Rick Astley song on a subway in New York and managed to remain upright. Bonus points there. I've only been on the New York subway system twice in my life, but you quickly learn to keep your head down and don't make eye contact or talk to anyone. These gentleman not only made their presence known, they drew attention to themselves. Anyone can Rick Roll someone on youtube from the safety of their personal computer, it takes guts to hit the streets. Somewhere Rick Astley smiles.
As a side note I think Rick Rolling is like a right of passage in our culture now? Like everyone has a Rick Roll story, and if you don't you don't spend enough time on the internet. I can remember my first time, I was searching for a Family Guy segment (the one where Peter is watching the intro to "Maude") and 22 seconds in, BOOM "Never gonna give you uuupppp...". And you can't turn off the video once Astley starts, he is so oddly compelling. In fact that should be the title of his autobiography: "Oddly Compelling: The Rick Astley Story." Bonus word: astley.
PS: Time to break out my 3 1/2" floppy of Doom. If I knew about this weapon that game would have been a cake walk!