The Finals. Only the Strong survived to ride again until today.
Hey vert jocks! You are getting paid to skate. If you don’t want to get $30,000 to skate, go home.
Chris Adams is not your average skater. Sure, he likes Hesh, skateboarding, drinking a 40, and getting laid, but when it comes to skateboarding he’s one burly Bastard. Read more
Here’s the who…
Ok, This event was so full of drunkeness that there isn’t anything to write about that would be worth mentioning. 4 of us CD maggots got together for an unforgettable night.So here’s the plan…
The first person who can correctly send in the answers to who did what wins one of the last Concrete Disciples t-shirts. Here is who…
& Jeff Greenwood
Here’s the what…
Left his buddy holding a full pitcher of beer that was just bought!
Walked home from the Kingdome halfway through the show.
Couldn’t find his way back to the right seats where everyone else was.
Blabbered to his girlfriend the whole drive home about how much he wanted to get a Gloc!
P.S. Grave Digger kicked everyones Ass!
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Ok all you Northwest skaters, yes I did miss the demo and competition that went down up here in Seattle. I was on a nice little 2 week roadtrip that was planned before the dates for the Tour were announced. So I ended up getting passes in to the one in Irvine which was in the Hub of the skateboarding world and I knew the demo would be real good and the crowd would be immense. And it was on both accounts.
We pull into the lot to park and right off the bat it was $10 to park!!!! What the Fuck??? you can’t be serious? they were and they were packing them in.
The crowd was huge as you may have seen in last months photo of the month. It was supposedly over 20,000 but it felt like even more. After paying the 10 Bucks and seeing the crowd I knew we were in for a mob scene. Especially with all the SoCal. Alterna jocks that were out in abundance.
Carabeth Burnside and Jen O’Brien were representing the women quite well. Carabeth is keeping the guys in check by making solid runs and almost getting kickflip grabs. I’m sure you’ll see them from her soon. Then everyone got a good chuckle out of her and Sergie V. making their sponsors happy! He He…
The crowd was enormous! In between bands they would sort of migrate around the vert ramp between two of the stages, but that was useless since it was wall to wall people.
Well about 3/4 of the way through the Demo the Reverend Horton Heat came on and it was definitely time to put those press passes to use and get a couple shots of one of the best bands in the world. The stage was reminding me of jungle scenes where everyone is piled so high on top of each other that they all start bopping the same beat. Finally got let into a sweat little spot and snapped a couple shots then went back out to the front of the stage to enjoy the rest of the show by the REV.
Chris Livingston was back with a fury. Flying high and pulling out tons of tricks. Other rippers included Sergie Ventura, Lincoln Ueda, Neil Hendrix, Omar Hassan & Caballero. There were others but I can’t remember them all.
The demo was winding down when Rancid came on to a stage adjacent to the Vert ramp. So I get a quote of the year as I’m standing next to Steve Caballero and Lance Mountain. “So this is punk?” – Caballero squeeks out in Lances direction.
Lance just chuckled. It was funny at the time.
Well we & my girl weren’t to excited about sticking around for anyone else so we jetted back into the lot of cars and traded our passes for a couple cold beers and 5$
Did I mention it was smokin hot out and they wanted 3$ for a tiny vial of water?
The caption says it all. I think this is Seattle Local Morris’ brother on the rollerskates. It is so much better watching this than blading. God! Shoot the Bladers! I’m sick of them!
Well that’s all to report from this event, look for a super dope doubles sequence and shot of the Reverend up in the next couple days.
The qualifier for the warped tour kinda went like this. About 60 people entered all vying for there chance at getting in to the Warped Tour’s 25 person quota. Last year there was only 19 entries, so you can tell that this event is becoming largely more popular. So we show up real late, as usual, and hear the contest going on within. It sounded like they were finishing up, but we quickly found out there was 4 heats and they were just starting the 2nd one.
So we realize that we have a few hours to kill. So a mangy ragtag fugitive fleet of concrete disciples piled into the hell van and headed out to the Redmond park close by. ( fully stocked up on beer mind you!) The park was quiet for the most part and it was hot out. So, needless to say, Bobcat tried to get everyone hammered so he could beat us in the competition. After pushing around for an hour in the hot sun in a pollen flurry I was the first to get pooped out. Then I couldn’t keep the pollen from getting into my beers so it required fast guzzling to keep it out. Photo’s will be posted from this day in the photo section shortly.
So we get back into the van, with a nice buzz rolling through the migrants. We show up with just a few minutes to spare. we watch the comp for a little bit until it’s our turn. Soon as the gun sounds All Hell Breaks Loose! Our session had a massive quantity of complete rippers who didn’t care if anyone else was gonna get in the way. Energy was getting burned and for those of use who used most of it at Redmond the tank ran out of gas just in time for our session.
Sabin was going to opt for the extreme approach and reach back for some soul roots riding. Yeah right! He was doing shit barefoot that most can’t do ( including myself) with shoes on.
Marshal Stack out did himself with mass variations of all kinds of lip tricks and a cool as ice run through the street course to boot! Earning a nicely deserved 2nd place.
The rest of the thing was a good time. Somehow the judges had sympathy and got me in the top 10. Eric Green killed the joint! 1st place. There were several out of towners that entered who ripped it up good. I don’t have there names but they made it a lot more fun.
Now these 26 guys get to go to the next round….
Warped Tour Seattle Qualifier Official Results
26 are going to go to the Warp Tour due to a 3 way tie for 25th (24-26)
And that’s how it went!