ABANDONED city in America with NO LAWS | Yes Theory


A few months ago we went to visit the incredible abandoned city called Slab City. It used to be a military base but hundreds of squatters came and made it their home. We went with our friend Justin Escalona and truly had a fascinating experience. We thought the place would be hostile and dangerous when in fact it was inviting and beautiful (in it’s own way). Shout-outs to all the description readers out there you know we love you 🙂


The abandoned video on YouTube:

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Yes Theory are four friends from four different countries who constantly seek discomfort in order to grow. Ammar, Thomas, Matt and Derin met in Montreal, Canada in the summer of 2015 and bonded over their shared desire to live a life that challenged and excited them. Fast forward to a year later, the team is now based out of Los Angeles, making a show on Snapchat Discover.

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Hosts: Thomas Brag, Ammar Kandil, Derin Emre, Matt Dajer
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  1. all this art that seems kinda random..it feels like u are dreaming when u walk through the city, and u see weird things that some of them don't make so much sense..

  2. This is why I love you guys, you visit a place like this and treat it with respect and curiosity, and not like some other YouTubers (that Logan Paul douche) who go and disrespect a whole culture just to create "funny" content.

  3. I am not sure how to feel about this whole situations at first I felt super sorry for them living out here with very little contact with the outside world and no modern alliances that make life so much easier to live in our modern society but on the other hand they chose to go out here and not to live in the modern world at least some of then were not forced here by poverty and decided to come out here and do what they love.

  4. I have never seen anything like this before it looks well when people who live like that are more charitable friendly and more excepting of others than most of society! When you gave him those cold beers his eyes lit up 👆 and that you cannot buy anywhere. Thank you for sharing ♥

  5. No Hate Needs No Law! Wake up world! Share, comfort others. God made us to Love! If we could all just understand this, we could go to our peace. Please, people, start believing! Tell me how to get to Slab City. I want to go.

  6. It seems that hollywood's and the government fear mongering of the "collapse of the system" or the economy will one day turn everything and everyone into criminals. However, humanity still holds in times of crisis. We do not nesscarily need laws to be humane and kind.

  7. Maybe I didn't hear the old man correctly but did he say "I have a wife and two step daughters and I (f) them, yes"? One more thing….That's a very big dessert and plenty of space to put the bodies of those who don't fit in.

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