Sunday, April 3, 2016
Red Bull and SNAP! Space, (1013 East Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL) presented the Official Opening Night for Red Bull BC One North America Finals and a special hip-hop vintage photography exhibit by Bronx photographer Joe Conzo. Special guests,included B-Boys performances, music by DJ Lean Rock, DJ Rasta Root and cuts by Urban Stylez Barber Lounge. The event was free and open to the public.
This was probably the biggest crowd I ever saw at Snap. The black and white photos documented the early years of graffiti art and the emerging hip hop scene in NYC. B-Boy performances would break out spontaneously in different corners of the venue and a large crowd would gather around as if stopping traffic on a crowded sidewalk. The DJ outside kept the beats pumping. I settled in near the barber lounge to sketch people getting free haircuts. The cuts happened fast and furious. I didn't linger too long after the sketch as done. I was going to the B-Boy Finals the next day and would catch all the dancing on the main stage at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.