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National Breakdancing Finals

National Breakdancing Finals

The Out For Fame National Finals were in SF last night, and a few of us went in to see them. Organized by a group called Mighty 4, this event determines which US breakdancing team gets to compete in Battle Of The Year (the world championship).

Needless to say, we saw some phenomenal performances. Rythm, flexibility, strength – these guys have pretty amazing skills. It’s also a ton of fun to see how the battles play out, with a lot of bravado and theatrics. My friend Kwasi from College was in Sheba, Dartmouth’s hip-hop troupe, so he actually made a good showing in some of the side battles, popping and locking and waving and what not. There were some great dancers there, and he was totally up to their level. Mike and I, on the other hand, were the only guys in the audience wearing shirts and sweaters. Strong work.

We ended the evening at Medjool, a mediterranean restaurant on Mission Street, with tasty food and a hip atmosphere.

(PS: the above picture pretty much establishes that my cameraphone is useless)