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The difference between city people and town people. (story, graffiti related)
so was in toronto the other day. painting this peice in an ally for like 3 hours in the middle of the day.(around 1 in the afternoon)
the whole alley is COVERED in graff. so me and a buddy get started on our own peices. and i am about 1/4th done my peice. and this huge fucking cop van turns the corner and starts commin down the ally. so i am thinkin. fuck. i have 4 cans infront of me. 1 in my hand. a glove covered in previously used paint on...and a backpack with come sketches and more paint/ graffiti supplies in it.
this is one of those vans that they transport people in. there were 2 cops in it. and the back was covered obvisouly.
so he pulls up to me. as i have nowhere to run. rolls down his window. and is like...
"hey there kid"
"hot day isnt it"
-yeh your tellin me
"dont be causin any trouble back here"
-ow i wont.
then they keep on going. i am standing there. thinkin. wtf is going on here? turns out it was a legal wall. however. i live in the suburbs about 1 hour away from the city...and i have been chased in my town for graff by pedestrians....thorughout my day. i had like 20 poeple walking down the alley...that would smile and wave to me. would start talking to me about it. how long i have been painting. where i get my paint etcetc.someone even asked me..."how do u guys come up with this?!?!"
the city is siick. fuck the burbs. i cant wait until i move down there for school. everyone is so much more chill. so much more undestanding and def. are open to way more things/arts forms that in the gay ass burbs. the suburbs is a good place to raise your kids and all. but it sucks. everyone is to old and gay. if i do a peice in my area...i get fucking buffed or crossed out by this mega toy(shitty) gang that thinks they are the hottest shit since saber. (and they dont know who that is...FYI he is a legendary graffiti writer who still writes to this day)
yea it's true. downtown cops and the downtown vibe in general is so much more chill. i live in fuckin north york right now and the cops pull you over for everything, ive been walking down the street and been stopped for questioning so many times and its fucking bullshit. its partially because suburban cops have so little to deal with that they just crack down on the small shit, like tagging. where in downtown there are bigger problems to deal with.
bottom line, im glad im moving to yonge dundas in 2 days :D
go to ryehigh if you like downtown eh!?
This has nothing to do wit graff, but I've noticed traffic laws aren't shit here in slc compared to bozeman. People here drive 10 over everywhere, and i mean EVERYONE, and cops don't even care. Same with parties, ive been to multiple parties where everyone is outside, drinking and smoking, and cops drive by and dont give a shit. But its because the cops have better things to do than pull you over for speeding or partying because its a city.
actually it does have to do with graff. i know people that have done 5 years for graff.
and even though it is a legal wall. apparently cops fuck with you still all the time at that spot. there were 2 half done peices on the opposite side where i was painting and apparently they were arrested the day before.
i like suburbs. cities are too loud
Fuck the burbs. Go rural.
the suburbs fucking suck. where in toronto were you?
Nah, go spray paint a cow
chipmonks are the best. they are hard to catch, and travel all over. you could be looking around, and all of a sudden you see a flourescent green chipmonk. that would be nuts.
What about a field of cows with red, orange, yellow, green, blue patches? Oh, and with an NS tag on it? :P
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