Joe Vaupotic, 22, sits on the ground with his legs crossed and a guitar in his lap in Zuccotti Park. Next to him is his guitar case with a sign inside that states: “Been here since day one, need $ $ $ to go home. Much love!”
Vaupotic, who is originally from New Jersey, has been at the park since the Occupy Wall Street movement began on September 13. The 99 percent continues to gain strength, sparking other Occupy Wall Street movements in Chicago, Los Angeles, and Boston. Yet for protestors like Vaupotic, the occupation has gone on for too long.
At first, Vaupotic was enamored by the cause against corporate greed that brought thousands of protestors to the park. After a month spent camping out and playing his guitar, Vaupotic now realizes that it might be time to get back to his own reality. He plans to get a job and move to Rochester. NY.
Vaupotic explains how he got into music by Jeanie Ba
Vaupotic sits on the ground with his legs crossed and his guitar resting on his knee. He says he taught himself how to play when he was in college.
by Oulimata Ba