|The event's promotional poster|
Anyway, the event was a day intended to showcase breakdancing, rap battles, and lots more. I was there for two purposes...well, three. First, to give a speech on the importance of youth involvement in agriculture. Secondly, to represent the organization I'm working with here, in order to engage youth. And thirdly, to support my friend.
|The exhibition grounds, where we'd set up our information booth|
|We made the twitter box!|
Twitter credit: @WhiteheadComm (above and below)
Unfortunately I missed a great majority of the showcase, but what I saw was pretty fantastic! As someone who has zero dance skills (and has given up on her own musical dream), I was in awe of what these kids could do. The confidence many of these young folks had was amazing. But perhaps what was really impressive, was the support they all shared amongst each other. Even when someone didn't carry out a step properly, there were still cheers of support and encouragement to continue. I especially took an (unexpected) liking to a group of table-height tots*** who did their best to keep up with the big kids.
|A bit of the stage show.|
I, somehow, got sandwiched in between an incredible group of breakdancers****, a rapper, and then some of those tiny dancers noted previously. I was really afraid that they would make me dance before and/or during my talk... but thankfully, Abramz spared me and the audience the embarrassment!
|This gem came out of the mouth of my pal, Abramz... right before I hit the stage.|
I was most definitely the least cool kid present.
Twitter credit: @WhiteheadComm
|That's me! On the stage!|
-the Orange Canadian
*Dude... it's time. Have your reunion/come back tour already! Stop being ashamed of your past - I need this!!
**He's seriously WAY too cool to be my friend...
***What made them even more adorable, was witnessing them all lined up along the wall munching on some chapati. My heart melted... Mike - hurry up and have kids! I'm ready to be an aunt now!! Kidding. Take your time. But seriously...
****I mean, I assume they were... I really have nothing but my own dancing capabilities to compare anyone else's with!