i live in chicago.
i personally know alot of people who do it (tagging not stenciling) atleast 25+
I personally know people who have climbed taller buildings/factories/bridges than he has. Its common all over my city. Its EVERYWHERE taking the train to downtown chicago. I know someone who got locked up for that. I can honestly say if i was into the shit they are into (no job, party all the time, get high/slang, women not so great) , i would be doing the same thing. Its an adrenalin rush for them. I honestly would have the "balls" for it but shit dont even phase me. Plus my drawing skills arent that great. Keep in mind bansky makes stencils at home. Its harder doing graffiti on the top of your head (granted they practice). Just sayin what he does isnt uncommon. Its just relevant to some because he has "messages" behind his art. Ask a real graff artist, they got no cred. They are cop outs and make money off commission and being able to sell merchandise under their name. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yZ27TAyl4g
i know what you mean, i hope i didn't come off like that.
first time i did the heavens legs was shaking, was scared as fuck seeing cars passing at 65-80mph under you.
ain't gonna lie.
i did graff but moved to street art before it blew up. i'm also in my 25+.
i have a 10yrs off and on due to snitches...
i no longer do it as much now but go out every drunk moment i get that itch.
but yeah man i feel, big ups to you chi-city writers.