Now Reading
17-19 Septemer 2004, CHICAGO (USA)

17-19 Septemer 2004, CHICAGO (USA)

Chitown was very interesting. The walls of the MOS were near 59th St. between Damen Ave. and Racine Ave. Four viaducts that had a total of eight walls plus some more walls around. All walls were well reachable in a short walk.Total wallspace approx 1000squaremeters. As friday most of the heads still had to work the jam started saturday early in the morning. Everythong was organised perfect.

US04fly1US04fly2

Writers and crews had their walls reserved. So very early everybody was already rocking.

Ch04pic1Ch04pic2

Later the day a soundsystem and freestylers were taking over one of the viaducts in the middle. Breakdancers were spinning and batteling and everything was cool.  Later in the evening around 9 everybody got ready to leave. We were wondering because of the sudden hurry. “This is not a place to hang out at night, this is the ghetto.” was the answer. Right away civil cops came by asking what we were doing out there and telling us to leave the scene.

Ch04pic3Ch04pic5

Total wallspace approx 1000squaremeters. As friday most of the heads still had to work the jam started saturday early in the morning. Everythong was organised perfect. Writers and crews had their walls reserved. So very early everybody was already rocking. Later the day a soundsystem and freestylers were taking over one of the viaducts in the middle. Breakdancers were spinning and batteling and everything was cool.  Later in the evening around 9 everybody got ready to leave. We were wondering because of the sudden hurry. “This is not a place to hang out at night, this is the ghetto.” was the answer. Right away civil cops came by asking what we were doing out there and telling us to leave the scene.

Ch04pic4

Five minutes after a car came by, guys rolling the window down, asking us, if we want to buy guns “only 150, 200 bucks”. “No man, we aint down with this. We use cans not guns” was our answer. As we were told another story happened after we left. At one of the viaducts, writers were still hanging around. Kids came by, racked paint and then ran away. A little time later, two bigger guys came along, pulled out a gun and held it on the head of one of the writers, asking why he gave paint to his little brother.

See Also

You must know that posession of spray-cans is illegal in Chicago. The writer told the guy and then luckily could leave. But eventhough during the day it was quite cool. Nice people coming along to watch, hanging around, wathcing, talking, sketching and chilling. Chicago-scene is very vivid and seems to be very different from other cities as the crews really come along with each other. On the walls… MUL-Crew, ABC, Take2, The Spray Brigade, Nyke, Rafa, Jinx, Chicago’s Most Wanted and many more. It seemed like there is a good creative and cooperative vibe among the local scene.

Ch04pic6

How to find it? Coming from Midway Airport: Hop on the 59, 61 or 63 bus at the airport CTA terminal and take that bus to Racine. Walk south on Racine 1 or 4 blocks depending on which bus you take. This will take you into the center of the painting area. Preferably the 59 is the closest bus, but it is not always running. Coming from O’hare Airport: Hop on the Blue Line. Take the Blue line downtown and exit at the Washington stop. Take the tunnel one block east to the Red Line. Hop on the Red Line going south, and take it to 55th St. At 55th St. Get on the 59 or 61 and take this bus West to Racine.

 

View Comments (0)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Scroll To Top