Growing up skateboarding I always thought skateboarders were super innovative with style, fashion, music etc. As I got older I realized they were really good at copying things and claiming them as their own. I live in the neighborhood of the original gang in LA, #dogtown which started in 1895, yes 1895 not a typo. Founded by Mexican and Irish kids who were named after a local dog kennel that has since been destroyed. That's almost 90 years before skateboarders took the name and writing style and claimed it as theirs. #therealeastside #eastla #losangeles

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