01 July 2008

Battle of the year Benelux 2008

What seems like ages ago I went along to the Battle of the Year finals for the Benelux region held here in Amsterdam at my favourite music venue - the Paradiso. The Battle of the Year (BOTY) is a breakdancing contest. It started off really poor as each team had to perform a choreogrphed performance first which felt like we were at a cheerleading contest! But after the rubbish people were knocked out the true "Battles" began and that's where it livened up.

I took several photos but did not have the best location as the light was poor but here's a couple for you anyway.

Loving the guy below polishing up his Protec ready for the spins:

polishing the protec

There was some class head action:

winding up

The DJ was scratching out some classics:

scratch 2

Paradiso is definitely my favourite gig venue in Amsterdam:

Paradiso view

Try and figure out this move:

jump them

The one handed jumps and pressups without feet down combo was hard as nails:

handstand combo

I spotted this T'shirt and it reminded me of double time Paul at uni:

Ain't No Half Steppin'

The final battle:


All photos, including a few more, can be found here or in slideshow format here

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