Springfield's Teenagers Say There was Nothing to Do Here Until Rico Came Along

Illinois Times | July 14, 2008
Rico Perkins saw the need for a safe place in for teenagers to blow off steam. A few years ago the self-described former nerd cut his hair, danced his way to hippest-kid-in-school status, and threw a party for his friends. Since that first success Rico has become one of the most popular promoters for Springfield's under-21 crowd in memory.

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