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{SPEAKER name="Speaker 1"}
That's one of my corny jokes there, alright. We gon' take any questions right now, on break dancing, what- the way we d-, the way we dress, why we wear the things we do, my sneakers, what my shoestring- checkers. I had a, I had a lot of people come up to me today and say, how do you do that? I will tell you how to do it, if you wanna know. Um-

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{SPEAKER name="Speaker 2"}
No.

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{SPEAKER name="Speaker 1"}
Ask us anything. Questions? Let's go! All these little people.

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{SPEAKER name="Speaker 3"}
Free food over at-

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{SPEAKER name="Speaker 1"}
Alright. Okay. You take one shoe string. Correcto. And, you take it, you put the end. Like that. I don't know if you can see that. See the end of that? I stuck it in here like this. Alright? Like so. Alright. Now, you take your shoe string and you bring it all the way around to make one shoe string go across and loop. You know how that looks? Like the shoes look in the- um, in the window downtown? You had- did you see they- the display they had one shoe string going across. You wanted to get it like that. Then you take the other shoe string, the white one, and you just skip the loop. All the way through, back and forth, and you have checkered. Shoe strings. Okay. It sounds easy doesn't it?

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{SPEAKER name="Speaker 2"}
No.

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{SPEAKER name="Speaker 1"}
Uhuh. Doubtful minds.

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{SPEAKER name="Speaker 2"}
Why don't you just, hand them one of your sneakers?

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{SPEAKER name="Speaker 1"}
No, nope, nope, nope, nope, nope, nope, nope.

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{SPEAKER name="Host"}
The, talking about shoe strings is a real important part. Alright. No more Wild Style for a while. It's a real important part of the entire hip hop scene. What we're talking about here is costuming. We talked earlier in the last workshop about the relationship between the DJs, the rappers, the break dancers- the language that they use. This is just as important an aspect to graffiti artists, that's what I left out. This is just an important an aspect- the costumes and the language of the hip hop community.

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