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America’s Second-Best Dance Crew

Lyndsey Parker
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Last night, So Real Cru and SuperCr3w battled for the title of America's Best Dance Crew. Or, more accurately, America's Second-Best Dance Crew. Because let's face it, the real best dance crew, Fanny Pak, was sent home last week.

Yes, readers, it's seven days later and I'm still bitter. If the always outrageously entertaining Fanny Pak had been eliminated last week solely based on viewers' votes, maybe I could let it go, just chalk it up to the public's lowest-common-denominator stupidity, or maybe even homophobia. You know, "two million people CAN be wrong" and all that jazz. But since it was the judges--the supposed experts--who ultimately chose to eliminate Fanny Pak before the finale, I remain steadfastly furious.

I was still seething while I watched America's Best Dance Crew 2 last night, just imagining how much more exponentially awesome the final danceoff would have been if it had come down to SoReal Cru and Fanny Pak instead of SoReal Cru and Super Cr3w. I found last night's show surprisingly underwhelming overall, and I just know if Fanny Pak had gotten a shot at the "Dance Craze Challenge"--the part of the show when the crews invented original Chicken Noodle Soup/Superman/Lean Back-style dance steps--they would have come up with something totally rad. Something involving a lot of zipper-pulling fannypack action. And sales of fannypacks would have been instantly boosted nationwide! Instead, I got Super Cr3w's wack "S To The Chest" move and SoReal Cru's vague air-punching on "Smash It Up." Even when SoReal Cru attempted to redeem themselves last night with the use of a few creatively placed props (Hannibal Lechter muzzle-masks and straitjackets, giant plastic fists), all I kept thinking was, "Fanny Pak would have done that sooooo much better."

Anyway, after Fanny Pak's shocking downfall last week, I only half-jokingly threatened to boycott the remainder of the ABDC2 season. But I can't ignore the show entirely. So as a peaceful protest that would make Gandhi himself proud, I will instead run a choronological collection of Fanny Pak's greatest hits. Whatever happens on MTV next week, these guys are the real winners in my heart:

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Watch Fanny Pak's Exit Interview Here

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