Saturday, 19 November 2011

UK BBoy Championships 2011

During the October break we found out that A had won VIP tickets to the watch the final of the UK BBoy Championships in Brixton.


Well, finally, here is the story of our trip...


So we travelled from Edinburgh to London via train and the journey was a bit tense and exciting. As everything was organised so quickly, the enormity of the trip finally hit him once we had crossed the border into England.


He coped well with the noise on board the train and even when we got into King's Cross and the sea of bodies swept us apart.


Once in the station we met our wonderful friend Babs for coffee. Babs had moved to London town some months previously. After an incredibly quick catch up we we off to the Tube to get to Brixton.






The tube journey for A was both exciting (way cleaner and better lit then Glasgow Underground) and a bit fraught. The time frame to board worried him as did all of the bodies and the lack of manners at rush hour. We survived and eventually (line closures) arrived at our hotel.


What a place that was! The room was stunning and the service and facilities were amazing.




And to think, I only chose it because of the complimentary hot sauce that comes with every room. Church Street Hotel in Camberwell was a fantastic place to stay and the personalised touches in rooms were a joy.








A quickly set himself up and chose a DVD from their extensive collection to kick back and unwind.





Then before we knew it, we were off again. This time to the O2 Arena to watch the championships. We were shown into the VIP section were A was plied with complimentary fizzy drinks. A few of the dancers were at the bar but I couldn't persuade hi to approach the guys for a photograph. The competition was amazing and even though, it's not really my cup of tea, the enthusiasm was exciting. A pair of pensioners were sitting next to us, whooping and jumping up and down in their seats!










Thousands flocked to London’s Brixton Academy to witness the awe inspiring skills and raw b-boy flavour that ignited the Ultimate Stage at the 2011 UK B-Boy Championships World Finals. Vagabonds were victorious for the second year running! The French crew are only the second in UK B-Boy Championships history to win the World Finals twice. With the LINE UP being one of the most competitive to date, the Vagabonds pulled out all the stops in their final against Korean crew Jinjo to ensure they beat off the opposition with finesse to become the 16th UK B-Boy Championships Crew Battle Winners. 


Thousands flocked to London’s Brixton Academy to witness the awe inspiring skills and raw b-boy flavour that ignited the Ultimate Stage at the 2011 UK B-Boy Championships World Finals. Vagabonds were victorious for the second year running! The French crew are only the second in UK B-Boy Championships history to win the World Finals twice. With the LINE UP being one of the most competitive to date, the Vagabonds pulled out all the stops in their final against Korean crew Jinjo to ensure they beat off the opposition  to become the 16th UK B-Boy Championships Crew Battle Winners. 




Thousands flocked to London’s Brixton Academy to witness the awe inspiring skills and raw b-boy flavour that ignited the Ultimate Stage at the 2011 UK B-Boy Championships World Finals. Vagabonds were victorious for the second year running! The French crew are only the second in UK B-Boy Championships history to win the World Finals twice. With the LINE UP being one of the most competitive to date, the Vagabonds pulled out all the stops in their final against Korean crew Jinjo to ensure they beat off the opposition with finesse to become the 16th UK B-Boy Championships Crew Battle Winners.


VAGABONDS

Vagabonds crew member Mr Keyz was chosen by Crazy Legs to be the triumphant winner of the coveted DJ LEACY CHIEF ROCKA AWARD for representing to fullest and rocking the hardest to the music throughout the battles.


MR KEYZ

In the Solo B-Boy Battles, Morris from the USA won his second UK B-Boy Championships World Finals title after beating the UK’s own Sunni in an epic 5 rounds of b-boying that had everybody fired up from start to finish!


MORRIS

Last year’s Solo Popping winner Nelson from France was defeated by Japanese popper Kite in a showdown of non-stop style, skill and creativity which crowned Kite the new World Champion.


KITE

The IBE Footwork Battle title went to Meen 187 from USA crew Dynamic Rockers and the IBE Seven to Smoke victory went to French b-boy Walle.

MEEN 187

Roxy and Ekcite (UK & USA) were the winners of the first ever UK B-Boy Championships Bonnie & Clyde Battle.


ROXY & EKCITE

Congratulations to those who join the world’s finest in the UK B-Boy Championships HALL OF FAME.


Five hours later we emerged and headed back to our hotel for cocoa and bed. What I had planned for the next day before heading back into Edinburgh in the evening would take some stamina...

4 comments:

  1. Oh wow the show looks like it was amazing!
    I really want to catch a train up to visit friends in Edinburgh but such a long train journey with my kiddy scares me!
    The hotel looks fab too! I love the decor.
    Can't wait for you tell us what happened on day two!

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  2. Thanks Tinuke! It was amazing. Part two is coming very soon. xx

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  3. I do feel honoured to get a mention and especially being called wonderful!! :D xx

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