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Graffiti is often associated with delinquents, dangerous neighborhoods, and is one step real estate agents use to rebrand a “decaying” neighborhood. They know about the “cool” potential of graffiti in attracting young, hip people to neighborhoods and getting them to pay top dollar to live in “danger.”
I held open the fence and a minute later we were on the other side. The noise from the crowd grew softer as we crossed Wicker Park. We bumped into each other as we skipped over the puddles lining the sidewalk. In the sun one of the girls tossed her hair.
Listening to the Empire Records soundtrack makes me kinda want to work at a cool record store with my cool friends, have sex with a washed up pop star, shave my head in the employee’s bathroom, take speed to do homework, shoplift, and throw myself a fake funeral. Or something.