The good people at Vans and World Cup Skateboarding held the first Am-Tec Pool Party at the Combi this past Saturday. Danimal and DeWit hooked me up with a media pass to shoot some pics of the groms. These little bastards were ripping the place to pieces. The future is looking pretty bright…that is until they find girls and they quit skating.
I couldn’t hang any longer, so I ditched the finals and headed down south to check out the Bones Video premiere at SoCal Skateshop. Over 100 people showed up, Mumma was out back grilling dogs and a heated session was going down on the shop ramp.
Tristan didn’t get enough skating the Combi contest all day, so he finds the most ridiculous board and lays one down.
My night ended with a board straight into my camera. Lens looks pretty jacked, but I guess it comes with the territory…
Opening up with Exacty Where I’m At, then following with Don’t Get 2 Close; they played probably five songs before acknowledging the crowd whatsoever. The Let’s dance Cover was so on point, it totally blew my mind. Deaner shouts out “We have a special guest tonight . . . Mr. David Bowie!” He looked off stage, “No, it’s cool. I’ll sing it. I was completely suprised when the started playing Push Th’ Little Daisies, I’ve never seen it and didn’t expect the Beavis and Butthead endorsed number. The next cover was Ace Of Spades with Dave on vocals, perfection again. They closed with Emerson, Lake and Palmer’s Lucky Man, with Glenn on mic, glory again. I’m always really excited for the covers, they’re new every time, whilst still familiar and phenomenal.
Another great show, good solos on every song. The Wiltern, sold out, elbow to elbow, without a support album even. I could have used some more really fucked up 20+ minute covers, but I guess I’ll have to wait another two years until they come back. Two hour set, with about a 15 minute encore. There were a lot of songs that I wished they played, though most of that list I’ve seen, so it worked out to be a pretty fresh set. I missed out on tickets, so bought some highly inflated ones, it had to be done; worth it.
I’m so grateful for the quality these little video recording devices have achieved. Finally decent mics!