This Awesome Video Beautifully Captures the Spirit of South St. Louis

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Screenshot from the video.

Recently, the prolific Bill Streeter, he of the Lo-Fi St. Louis video series and Hydraulic Pictures fame, was commissioned by the Cherokee Street Business Association to create a video that would serve to promote Cherokee as a destination street in the city of St. Louis.

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Streeter, by his own admission, already has a strong affinity for that community (learn more about his Lo-Fi Cherokee series here), so to accept the assignment was a no-brainer. "They didn't give me a lot of direction," Streeter tells RFT Music. "They trusted me, because they knew me and my work already. Their main thing was to show the diversity of the area. That was important."

Streeter decided that dancing would be the theme of the video, and he rounded up dancers both professional and amateur to star in it. "We started shooting in spring, around Cinco De Mayo," he says. "The most recent stuff I shot was a week ago, Sunday."

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Screenshot from the video.

Shooting lasted throughout the summer and highlights tons of Cherokee Street hot spots, even capturing the "dumpster dive" pool-party fun that took place in front of the Fortune Teller Bar on Labor Day weekend. The end result is a wonderfully perfect depiction of the creativity and community surrounding the south-city street, set perfectly to the song "South Saint Louis Boogie" by the Rum Drum Ramblers.

Watch the video below and forget about the cold outside:

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Lindsey Pandamonium
Lindsey Pandamonium

The article asked if we thought it was nicely done. That was my opinion. Cherokee street has much more to offer than the same 5 people dancing around. Sorry to offend you. The video itself and music was nicely done.

Jeff Kopp
Jeff Kopp

Hey Lindsey, how 'bout you make your own video?!!

Minerva Lopez Montaigne
Minerva Lopez Montaigne

It's an awesome Bill Streeter production, music; and it has a bunch of rock stars in it. Lol. #cherokeelove

Lindsey Pandamonium
Lindsey Pandamonium

I say cut out about half of those people spinning around, and put in the art and music of Cherokee. The video hardly shows anything on Cherokee street.....just saying. How many times Ive hung out down there....never once saw people dancing like ballerinas lol

Don Occhi
Don Occhi

Amazing comeback.This was the location of my first shop in 1970.The shop that now has the name Haffner Antiques on the awning.Memories.

Jeanne Holmes
Jeanne Holmes

Great depiction of the south side and all the energy it has!!!!

Ed Chris Bender
Ed Chris Bender

this video is totally awesome. It needs to go on utube and also some

Megen Devine
Megen Devine

Cherokee Street is diverse, eclectic, weird, historic, and a little grungy--it is the perfect embodiment of all that I love about this city.

bill.streeter
bill.streeter

@Lindsey Pandamonium Yoder I guess you can't please everyone ... but I gotta say I think we did a good job of showing many of the things Cherokee has to offer. There was a lot more than just people dancing in it. But thanks for your input!

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