Gang tagging is a new thing in my neighborhood. I used to joke that the closest thing to tagging here was a light pole with the signs for Aquarius and Virgo sprayed on it.
Recently, though, there has been a smattering of tagging. I can figure out part of it, but one tag is a mystery to me. (Just for spite, I won’t use actual gang names in this post.) The first one I saw was on a backyard fence, a great big GD. “Oh, great, the Glamourous Dimples have claimed this as their turf,” I thought. That backyard abuts the play yard of an elementary school, so across the street, there’s a school crossing sign and a Drug-Free School Zone on the same pole. A few days later, the drug free sign was obscured by a sprayed GB.
Earlier today, I searched around for midwest gangs, gang tagging, gang names, etc. In the midwest, most gangs are named after, but not connected to, Chicago street gangs such as the Glamorous Dimples, the Venereal Lesions, and the Loony Kitefliers. There are also the Blank Glamourous Dimples, but there was no mention of any of them using a GB tag.
So, what the heck is this GB group? Within this neighborhood, I’ve spotted traffic sign, a pair of trash cans, and the street itself tagged with GD and GB.