Originally Posted by Yuki
Sneaks on a wire started in Philly in the late 60's. It was something that the kids did after high school graduation.
It was something you'd see in all the little towns in eastern pennsylvania, too, in the 70s, long before drug dealer was a commonly used term. The small towns picked up on trends like this from philly. It was common for the high school track team or football team to throw their past years cleats or worn out running shoes on some overhead phone wires somewhere.
And typically the phone company linemen would complain to the shoool, which would filter down to the coaching staff, who would tell the kids not to do it, which of course just encouraged it. In a little town I know, I think there are some old shoes still up there from . . . the late 70s