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Written by Ian Sanders   

Elektrolyes ABDC ChampionsOn June 13th 2012 the Elektrolytes won MTV's America's Best Dance Crew competition making history, and on June 17th Arizona welcomed back the hometown heroes. The event was held @ Cyphers Center for Urban Arts 9201 N 29th Ave #36 Phoenix, AZ 85051. Cyphers is a huge place. It was formerly a warehouse and has 2 rooms for classes which can be converted into 1 huge room. Even with the conversion it was packed house as hundreds of  fans piled in to see the Crew they had been following for weeks.

The event began with a family welcoming to give the Elektrolytes time to enjoy great food and have time with their family and closest friends before the general public was admitted. When things were ready to get started the line had wrapped around the building and down the plaza, everyone eager to see the crew they had been watching Wednesday nights for 3 months.


Elektrolytes Meet & Greet @ Cyphers Center for Urban ArtsOnce the doors opened everyone packed in for their chance to meet, get autographs, and take pictures with the Elektrolytes. Originally there was going to be a performance by the Elektrolyttles, think Elektrolytesytes but younger, but due to prior engagements the performance was canceled. Although unfortunate, it opened up more time for the meet & greet portion of the event which was needed since only about half of those that lined up had a chance to meet the Elektrolytes at the end of the allotted time.

Once everyone had a chance to meet the crew it was time for the discussion panel. After they finally found Ben, who was laughing as he sat in the audience, the crowd listened eagerly as the Elektrolytes took turns telling stories of what really happened behind the scenes of the show, things that they had to overcome, and the connections they made with the other crews. Tina Jones, official mother to the Elektrolytes Crew, spoke on her experience looking over the crew during the competition. She commented on how respectful, Elektrolytes Meet & Greet Ben in crowd @ Cyphershardworking, and grounded the crew stayed during the competition. Qualities they displayed during the entire Welcome Home event, and qualities that will take them far in the future. The panel then opened up, and the Elektrolytes answered questions from the audience. Anyone was welcome to ask any questions they desired, and the questions ranged from where they slept to how they got over the fear of losing and were able to continue competing despite setbacks.

Before the event concluded there were raffles and giveaways, cyphers, as well as a butt spin and head spin competition. Members from the audience were allowed to compete for prizes, with the Elektrolytes giving them a thumbs up or thumbs down. Who knows maybe some of the contestants are Elektrolytes in the making.

Congratulations again to the Elektrolytes, and Welcome Home Guys! View photos on the Photo Gallery under Hip Hop 2012.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 July 2012 17:04

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