Hi-Hats

Hi-Hats
HiHatsLogo.jpg

The logo of the Hi-Hats.
General information
Leaders
  • Chatterbox (formerly)
  • Crackerjack
  • Notable members Desmond, Jude, Etienne, Jaques
    Territory SoHo, Manhattan
    Founding Sometime before May 20, 1979
    Rivals Electric Eliminators, The Warriors, Moonrunners, Panzers


    The Hi-Hats were a prominent street gang in New York City around the time of the meeting, and one of the gangs that attended the conclave.

    The Hi-Hats could be recognised by their red and white attire, as they dressed similar to mimes and rarely spoke. The Hi-Hats territory was SoHo in Manhattan; SoHo was also the home of the Electric Eliminators, which led to a rivalry between the two gangs. For some time, the Hi-Hats were led by Chatterbox, an overweight man with a stutter; however, Chatterbox was killed as part of the short rivalry between the Hi-Hats and the Coney Island-based gang The Warriors.

    When Cyrus and the Gramercy Riffs called a conclave of all the gangs in New York, the Hi-Hats were one of the gangs that attended the meeting in Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx. There, the Hi-Hats witnessed the death of Cyrus at the hands of the Rogues' leader Luther; however, the blame was wrongfully placed on The Warriors.

    Contents

    [edit] History

    [edit] Formation

    The Hi-Hats were founded sometime before May 20, 1979, and adopted SoHo in Manhattan as their territory.[1]

    [edit] "SoHo Writer's Showdown"

    See also: Writer's Block

    On May 20, the Hi-Hats allowed artist Scopes to hold the "SoHo Writer's Showdown" in the courtyard. The Moonrunners, Panzers, Electric Eliminators and The Warriors competed in the contest, which was ultimately won by The Warriors' artist Rembrandt. However, the contest turned out to be a double-cross; as Scopes announced The Warriors as the winners of the contest, two members of the Hi-Hats threw him from the top of a scaffold, before the Hi-Hats' leader Chatterbox appeared and told the gangs how unhappy he was that they had tagged on his turf. A large group of Hi-Hats surrounded the other gangs and attacked them, although The Warriors were able to escape to a rooftop across from where Chatterbox was stood, and then knocked him to the courtyard below.[2]

    The Hi-Hats pursued The Warriors across the SoHo Rooftops, although The Warriors were able to evade them and jumped into Chatterbox's art gallery. When Chatterbox and the Hi-Hats later arrived at the gallery, they found it had been destroyed by The Warriors; Chatterbox swore revenge on The Warriors.[2]

    [edit] Battling The Warriors and the death of Chatterbox

    See also: Encore

    On June 4, the Hi-Hats took their revenge on The Warriors; they travelled to Coney Island and threw a skull through one of the windows of The Warriors' hangout. The Hi-Hats then waited for The Warrior at the Coney Amusement Park; when The Warriors arrived, a battle broke out between the two gangs. The Hi-Hats were initially defeated by The Warriors, which led to Chatterbox and his two lieutenants - Crackerjack and Marcel - retreating inside the attraction. Four members of The Warriors, led by the gang's Warlord Cleon, pursued Chatterbox, defeating a number of Hi-Hats as they followed him.[3]

    The Hi-Hats in Coney Island.

    Eventually, Chatterbox and his lieutenants were confronted by the four members of The Warriors; Crackerjack and Marcel were easily defeated by the Warparty, before Chatterbox faced them. Chatterbox battled the Warparty for some time, using flash on several occasions to heal himself; however, he was eventually killed by The Warriors.[3]

    Following the death of Chatterbox, Crackerjack became the leader of the Hi-Hats.

    [edit] Battling the Panzers

    On July 10, Chatterbox led a group of Hi-Hats into battle against the Panzers. The Hi-Hats were victorious, and their victory was later mentioned by the D.J. on the gang radio station.

    [edit] The meeting

    See also: The Warriors (film), Desperate Dudes, the meeting

    When Cyrus and the Gramercy Riffs called a conclave of all the gangs in New York, the Hi-Hats were one of the gangs that attended the meeting in Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx. Nine delegates attending the conclave on behalf of the Hi-Hats, where they witnessed the death of Cyrus at the hands of the Rogues' leader Luther; however, the blame was wrongfully placed on The Warriors.[4][5]

    [edit] Members

    [edit] Former members

    [edit] Behind the scenes

    The Hi-Hats first appeared in the 1979 film The Warriors; although they were seen in the film's opening montage,[4] their role in The Warriors canon was not expanded until they appeared in the 2005 video game The Warriors, which explored the brief rivalry between the Hi-Hats and The Warriors.[1]

    [edit] Appearances

    [edit] Sources

    [edit] References

    1. 1.0 1.1 The Warriors (video game)
    2. 2.0 2.1 The Warriors (video game) - "Writer's Block"
    3. 3.0 3.1 The Warriors (video game) - "Encore"
    4. 4.0 4.1 The Warriors (film)
    5. The Warriors (video game) - "Desperate Dudes"

    Related Threads

    i like the hi hats - last post by @ Jun 8, 2007
    Freakin Hi Hats Encore Level - last post by @ May 26, 2007
    Bit after the Hi-Hats attack warriors... - last post by @ Nov 6, 2005
    hi-hats - last post by @ Oct 29, 2005
    Last edited by 38.114.66.171 on 4 January 2014 at 18:51
    This page has been accessed 512 times.