(Warming up. Upside down.)
Held at the backdrop of the Seoul Friendship Fair, the b-boys gathered at the Korea Tourism Organization headquarters for the Freestyle Session Korea 2013.
The KTO's headquarters are located next to the Cheonggye-cheon or Cheonggye Stream, which was full of locals and tourists enjoying their Children's Day outing and the Seoul Friendship Fair being held around the Seoul Plaza and along the stream.
(B-boy POCKET whom I chatted with once. This kid
can spin on his head and can do a Thomas Flair
effortlessly like he was just making coffee.)
The Freestle Session was a competition of crews of three b-boys with judges sitting in front of the stage deciding on which of the two crews that battled each other moved on to the next round. Of course, if there was a battle, there was a DJ on stage, too!
(Fusion MC in action...in battle!)
(My favorite shot of the day. I call it 'The Matrix', courtesy of the Fusion MC crew.)
(Jay Park and Mr. Charm Lee, KTO President)
Before the awarding of the winners, Jay Park, formerly of 2PM, was formally appointed at the honorary ambassador for R16 Korea, the international b-boy competition to be held at the Olympic Park this July 13-14, where b-boys from 20 countries will be impressing the b-boy fans and each other again with their newly invented moves.
(The best crew! Fusion MC!)
So, to all of the b-boys, good luck on the next battle!
(The crowd watching from the road next to
the Cheonggye Stream)