Monday, February 15, 2010

Art, Bikes, Music, BBQ, and Dance /// 3rd Annual Estria Invitational Graffiti Battle

As an avid fan of hip-hop culture (and closet tagger) it was fascinating
to witness the 3rd Annual Estria Invitational Graffiti Battle. The event
was an all day affair at deFremery Park (Little Bobby Hutton). It was a
free family event and included a portion of the East Bay Area community.

This event was one of the rare occasions that I travel to the East Bay.
The event was definitely worth the trip. Most of the events including:
musical performances, a graffiti battle (performed by national graffiti
artists), DJ-ing, and a B-boy competition were all done out doors. I left
before the live appearance of Pharoah Monch (…lame) but I picked up
some dope vinyl stickers by DREAM. There was an awesome feeling of a
tight community which is characteristic of the hip-hop culture.

This was awesome! Volunteers were providing a bicycle generated power
supply for the turntables. The volunteers had the best view of the b-boy
battle goin’ on In front of a huge crowd.

Brian Drayton, Director of Richmond Spokes hooked my bike up
with some much needed tuning-up.

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