Last night was a first for me: I texted in a vote to a reality TV show.
I absolutely love watching people dance, and America’s Best Dance Crew has become my new reality show of choice. The group I’m pulling for, without a doubt, it Boston’s own Status Quo. Reasons why? Well…
- They all remind me of my little cousin – who somehow managed to keep hope in his eyes at all times
- They’re from Boston – close to where I live in fact
- They aren’t your typical music video dance group. Many of the other groups on the show, or on any T.V. show for that matter, are so “college dance team” corny it’s crazy. The truth is that the mainstream does not embrace urban street performing styles – you only ever see its brilliance outside of well-trafficked city monuments and subway stops. I think the mainstream just doesn’t understand the style at all… kinda like jazz at its beginnings. Which might be a reason why America keeps voting Status Quo into the bottom half of the teams—and every time this happens, when every member of the team’s faces fall, I cry a little inside.
So that’s why I had to cast my vote. And I encourage all you Bostonians—you who have cheered on the B-boys outside of Faneuil Hall or the bucket drummer outside of the Banknorth Garden—to do the same!
The show is on MTV at 10 p.m. on Thursdays. I’ll be texting in my vote for Status Quo again next week. Unabashedly.
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