Monday, September 20, 2010

DirtfaceX's field report (with video) on Hype 5-0 at Alvin Ailey in New York

Here's the rest of Dirtface X's report on Hype 5-0's workshops, performance, and meet-and-greet at the Alvin Ailey Extension in New York on September 18, 2010: 
While waiting around I was able to pickup all the new shirts (as seen on - none of which were in my size - but I support the arts regardless.  ABDC fans should take note that the red shirts have "SHAKAK" printed on the back - a reference to their "Hip Hop Nation" routine.  I got a kick out of that.

Although they started a bit late, it was performance time.  First, Hypersquad (from Hawaii) started off the night with their routine.  It was then followed by a contemporary dance piece, then a breaking routine, and then a hip-hop routine.  I apologize for not remembering any of the dancers' names, but all dance sets were beautiful and fun to watch.  Hype 5-0 finally hits the stage and they rock it!   Afterwards was a 'meet and greet' session with the crew.  I got to chit-chat with the crew a bit and everyone was polite and courteous.  I thanked them for coming out and holding this event, b/c the EastCoast rarely gets events like this.  Overall it was a great event and I had a wonderful time.

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Sunday, September 5, 2010

DirtfaceX's field stage-side and pool-side report (with video) on Super Cr3w in Atlantic City

Here's the second part of the video and the rest of DirtfaceX's field report:
Funny thing happened as I was waiting - I randomly met several friends I went to high school with.  I was lucky I ran into them, b/c I asked one of them to record the performances for me (so I can fully geek out without worry of shaking the camera) - and he agreed to do it.

So finally, Super Cr3w hits the stage and I'm front row center to catch it all.  The first routine was fantastic.  The first minute of it wasn't really caught on camera too well (blame it on my friend), but eventually gets decent at the last half of the performance.  They finish up and get on the mic.  Do-Knock announces that they're gonna have a dance contest with the ladies in the crowd as the participants.  I thought it was dope, b/c I've seen PLENTY of dancers perform, and they RARELY interact with the crowd like that.  Six girls get on stage and the dance contest is on - the winner gets a Super Cr3w t-shirt.  For the most part, it was your typical bump 'n grind, booty-shaking contest (tsk tsk) except for ONE girl.  She took the control of the contest and the crowd when she busted out a robot and did the 'hanging arm move' (ya know - that move that all non-dancers do).  So congrats to that girl.  Then Super Cr3w clears the stage for one more performance.  At this point, my friend got sick of recording so I took over.  As you will see in the video, I am HORRIBLE at recording dance routines b/c I'm always jumping up and down, and yelling "WHOOO!".  And I apologize for that.  They finish and head back to their cabana to party it up.

At this point, I am determined to go for a swim.  The last time I was there, I made a promise to myself that I was going swim in that pool during after hours.    I changed out of my clothes and ended up hiding all my stuff in some plants at the back of the club.  And boom!  Canon ball into the pool!  For the most part, I was the only one in there - but that didn't bother me one bit.  It's 2am and I'm doing laps in the middle of a nightclub in New Jersey.  The DJ was blasting some dope-ass tunes, and I was having a ball!  Occasionally, a Super Cr3w dancer would walk by and I would throw the "S" in the air as I'm in backstroke position.  And they responded with an "S" or pointed and smiled at me.  I was living it up!

After about two hours of swimming, hot-tubbing, and dancing, it's getting late and I have to meet up with my mommy.  So I change back into my normal clothes and approach the guys again to say goodbye.  Ben then came up to me and asked - "Did I say 'wussup' to you in Vegas last week?"  And inside, I'm buggin' out.  This guy actually recognizes and remembers me!  Real classy, those Super Cr3w boys are....  I mention to him that I know that they're gonna do another Mus.I.C run in Vegas and tell them - "Please announce the dates early, so the Eastcoast can get good airfare rates!"  He laughed at that.  I thought about asking them for a picture or maybe even an interview, but they were partyin' it up, and I didn't want to mess their flow.  I leave and meet up with my mom and tita.  Turns out, my aunt won a little bit of money and the whole trip ended up paying for itself! It was a fantastic night and truly memorable!  Sorry again for the unprofessional videos, but ABDC fans should understand."

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