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Unread 02-15-2011, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Fun to see outsiders wonder and struggle to comprehend.

 
Unread 02-15-2011, 10:59 AM
 
Location: "Chicago"
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Oh, my bad! I must be a clueless outsider!
 
Unread 02-15-2011, 11:03 AM
 
Location: St. Augustine
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Fun to see outsiders wonder and struggle to comprehend.
Outside of what? A self congratulatory group of preening pests with no respect for their fellow citizens? Outside of that?
 
Unread 02-15-2011, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Fun to see outsiders wonder and struggle to comprehend.
The Outsiders would kick your butt.
 
Unread 02-15-2011, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Nort Seid
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I equate all of it with vandalism. Not art.

I don't care if its on an underpass, an abandoned building, a dumpster or my garage. Its unsightly.
If it's being done without the property owner's consent, sure. But that's a big assumption to make.

I think every underpass ought to be opened up for art (organized), why the hell not?
 
Unread 02-15-2011, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Camphost in Durand, IL
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Being a clueless outsider myself, what is the difference between a gang and a crew?

As far as this being exclusive to urban areas, it's not. It seems the Belvidere has more than it's share of tagging going on. Dekalb and Sycamore from time to time as well. I know, it's wannabes but they are just as big a PITA as the ones found in Chicago.
 
Unread 02-15-2011, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Being a clueless outsider myself, what is the difference between a gang and a crew?
A tagging "crew" is not necessarily a group of gang members.
 
Unread 02-15-2011, 01:09 PM
 
Location: NC/IL/MI
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If you see a playboy bunny thats a gang sign too. Not a gang of these tho. nope, sorry
 
Unread 02-15-2011, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Graffiti crew does graffiti.
They just write their nickname on places that can be seen by the most people.
Overpasses billboards rooftops etc.

Gang is a gang. You know.. drug dealing... shootings.. etc.
They tag up to show their gang presence. Go into enemy territory and draw their emblems to show they where there.
 
Unread 02-15-2011, 02:46 PM
 
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In response to someone saying something about "wannabe" gang graffiti; this city has a decades deep gang culture, I wouldn't assume that the tags you see are from wannabes...even in hoods like Bucktown and Wicker Park that are heavily gentrifying, the old gangs are still maintaining their presence, even if it's more low key now. Especially those who were smart enough to open up and invest in legit businesses...

In other words you can buff the graff as fast as it goes up it doesn't mean the gangs are going anywhere...I would say they are adapting and evolving.
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