Midnight cab ride
A sleeping giant waits

The city of Houston right now is like a sleeping giant. The Lighter Side is camped out right in downtown, and the first two nights have been eerily quiet -- a Twilight Zone feel. After a few hours of rest following a maniacal media day that lit this guy's hair on fire, we wanted to find out what Houston was really about on a Tuesday night.

But not through the eyes of tour guides, media relations people, and the like. Meet my midnight cabbie. His name is Antonio, and we're going to go on a tour.

(Boston.com Staff Photo / Chris Rattey)