This was our second radical skateboard event in a week that we were lucky enough to get an invite to. These non XTREME events and parties are really what skateboarding is all about.
The Dogtown/Z-Boys Movie Premiere Party
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Steve Alba, Darren Jenkins, Jeff Grosso, Duane Peters, Tony Alva, Dave Ruel, Brian Patch, Eric Grisham, and the Suicidal Tendencies!
This was our second radical skateboard event in a week that we were lucky enough to get an invite to. These none XTREME events and parties are really what skateboarding is all about. I know they promo’d the hell out of it, but I think it was worth it. The movie is DAMN GOOD!
The party took place at the O.G. Vans Skatepark in Orange CA They converted the street course into a rock stage. The crowd started rolling in around 7 p.m. This is also when another screening of the film was launched over at the theatre. It was definitely one of those who’s who of the skate world affairs. Those in attendance who hadn’t seen the film yet were drooling and the place had every seat filled. The movie played, the skateboarders got to be movie stars for a while and it was all good.
Promptly we headed over to the park for the concert and jam session. There was a long line still at the door trying to get in. Grab a drink ticket and walk head first into a party in full swing. My head was quickly blown up as everywhere I looked were friends old and new having a blast. Most people gathered around the combi-pool to watch a raging session go down. The likes of Tony Alva, Dave Hackett, Steve Alba, Steve Caballero, and Duane Peters were representing the Legends. They are still the top dogs of pool riding, except for Brian Patch who busted out an amazing arsenal of intense pool tricks. Dave Ruel and Jeff Grosso were blowing doors of the lip with 30 foot long 50-50’s. Jake Piaseki did a 6 foot lein air. Eric Dressen, Ben Schroeder, Steve Salisian, Steve Mokler, Tuma, Dan Levy, Darren Jenkins, and Omar Hassan were all in the session ragin hard too.
Somewhere in middle of the session a concert broke out, complete with a slam pit! The Adolescents rocked the house for an hour and then Suicidal Tendencies brought the place down. How radical was it that they were playing at the same time one of the coolest bowl jams was going down just a 100 feet away? It’s just too rad for words.
The bands ended about 11 p.m. and the session began winding down. The beer ran out which helped everyone leave sooner than they’d have liked. It was a SICK NIGHT! Me and Nash were buzzing the whole hour and a half long drive home and we didn’t even drink!