Just Do It

Talk about unintended consequences for an ad campaign… Last week, Mayor Thomas Menino had a beef with the Nike Town store on Newbury Street in Boston, taking issue with their use of suggestive t-shirts to imply drug use. The store eventually took down most of the shirts, but left one shirt up as of Sunday. The Herald sent me to follow up with some photos, which put me in a great spot to see “The Old School Dropouts,” who coincidentally set up in a prime location in front of the t-shirt display.

You don’t have to put two-and-two together to know that I was pretty much salivating at the opportunity to play!

Boston, Mass. -- Cyrus Brooks, 23, of Mattapan, flips fellow "Old School Dropouts" dance troupe member Freddy Suero, 24, outside the NikeTown store on Newbury Street as Brooks' dance student, Aidan Dunbar, 17, of Cambridge, right, watches, on June 26, 2011. The store only has one remaining "Dope" t-shirt on display after Mayor Thomas Menino took issue with the company's latest ad campaign. Herald Photo by KELVIN MA. (Kelvin Ma)

6/26/2011 -- BOSTON -- Cyrus Brooks, 23, of Mattapan, flips fellow "Old School Dropouts" dance troupe member Freddy Suero, 24, outside the NikeTown store on Newbury Street as Brooks' dance student, Aidan Dunbar, 17, of Cambridge, right, watches, on June 26, 2011. The store only has one remaining "Dope" t-shirt on display after Mayor Thomas Menino took issue with the company's latest ad campaign.

Boston, Mass. -- Cyrus Brooks, 23, of Mattapan, does an arm balance as his dance student Aidan Dunbar, 17, Cambridge, watches outside the NikeTown store on Newbury Street on June 26, 2011. The NikeTown store had one remaining "Dope" t-shirt on display after Mayor Thomas Menino took issue with the company's latest ad campaign. Herald Photo by KELVIN MA. (Kelvin Ma)

6/26/2011 -- BOSTON -- Cyrus Brooks, 23, of Mattapan, does an arm balance as his dance student Aidan Dunbar, 17, Cambridge, watches outside the NikeTown store on Newbury Street on June 26, 2011. The NikeTown store had one remaining "Dope" t-shirt on display after Mayor Thomas Menino took issue with the company's latest ad campaign.

Boston, Mass. -- The NikeTown store on Newbury Street had one remaining "Dope" shirt on display on June 26, 2011, a week after Mayor Thomas Menino took issue with the company's latest ad campaign. Herald Photo by KELVIN MA. (Kelvin Ma)

6/26/2011 -- BOSTON -- The NikeTown store on Newbury Street had one remaining "Dope" shirt on display on June 26, 2011, a week after Mayor Thomas Menino took issue with the company's latest ad campaign.

Boston, Mass. -- Freddy Suero, 24, of the "Old School Dropouts" dance troupe does a front flip over audience members and fellow dancer Cyrus Brooks, 24, right, outside the NikeTown store on Newbury Street as Brooks' dance student, Aidan Dunbar, 17, of Cambridge, far right, watches, on June 26, 2011. The store only has one remaining "Dope" t-shirt on display after Mayor Thomas Menino took issue with the company's latest ad campaign. Herald Photo by KELVIN MA. (Kelvin Ma)

6/26/2011 -- BOSTON -- Freddy Suero, 24, of the "Old School Dropouts" dance troupe does a front flip over audience members and fellow dancer Cyrus Brooks, 24, right, outside the NikeTown store on Newbury Street as Brooks' dance student, Aidan Dunbar, 17, of Cambridge, far right, watches, on June 26, 2011. The store only has one remaining "Dope" t-shirt on display after Mayor Thomas Menino took issue with the company's latest ad campaign.

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