Uncapped Recap: The Golden Gauntlet Graffiti Battle

Posted on: September 24th, 2019 at 5:13 am by

Hey Boogie Faithful, did you have a nice weekend? Thanks to all of you who attended our graffiti battle event, and to those who helped from inception to fruition. You know who you are.

Anyway, let’s get ready to RRRRRRecap the very first GGGB (Golden Gauntlet Graffiti Battle) at Con Artist.

We set the stage several months ago deciding on Pace SSB and REE MTA because they are talented and humble. That was the criteria.

Ree and Pace

Below is the event breakdown…

Event Coordinators alongside Bowery Boogie:

  • Adrian Wilson
  • DULI 007
  • Nat KOA
  • World of Dreem

Judges:

  • DULI OO7
  • RARE aka STUMPO
  • SLOAN

Location:

  • Con Artist

Paint Sponsor/Supplier:

  • Scrapyard and Bowery Boogie

Battle Walls:

  • 3 (2 tag walls, 1 piece/burner)

Sireno Police/Fire Siren from Staten Island:

  • Circa 1935. Refurbished by Adrian Wilson and loud. Air raid siren loud.

Boxing Ring:

  • 1 shaped more like a square with some bricks and plaster buckets

Trophy:

  • 1 handmade bad-ass trophy covered in gold leaf made from empty cans complete with a paint roller, a Boogie pin and stickers.

Raffle tickets:

  • 6 (You cheap bastards, lol). I mean, they were only 5 bucks and we gave away some cool shit. Next time, let’s amp that up. Which leads me to…

Cover charge:

  • FREE

Winner: 

REE.

But to me, they both won. Corny, but true.

Who will be next against the reigning champ? Time will tell. For now, enjoy the pictures!

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