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Shredtastic Saturday.

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.

Kalani David blasting

Cason Kirk rides for Deckcrafters and rips.

Tristan Rennie supports the Balls, and the Balls support him.

Full results here:

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.

Andrew Miller

Daniel Vargas

Chad Bartie

My night ended with a board straight into my camera. Lens looks pretty jacked, but I guess it comes with the territory…

Painting the Wiltern Brown

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!

1. “Exactly Where I’m At”
2. “Don’t Get 2 Close (2 My Fantasy”)
3. “Touch My Tooter”
4. “Even If You Don’t”
5. “Freedom of ’76”
6. “Spring Theme”
7. “Bananas and Blow”
8. “Spinal Meningitis”
9. “Mister, Would You Please Help My Pony?”
10. “My Own Bare Hands”
11. “The Argus”
12. “Gabrielle”
13. “Puerto Rican Power”
14. “I’ll Be Your Jonny On the Spot”
15. “Object”
16. “Did You See Me?”
17. “Buckingham Green”
18. “Your Party”
19. “Let’s Dance” (David Bowie cover)
20. “Slow Down Boy”
21. “Ace of Spades” (Motörhead cover)
22. “Push th’ Little Daisies”
23. “What Deaner Was Takin’ About
24. “Roses Are Free”
25. “Put the Coke On My Dick”
26. “Ocean Man”
27. “The Mollusk”
28. “Fiesta”
29. “Take Me Away”
30. “Mr. Richard Smoker”
31. “Lucky Man” (Emerson, Lake and Palmer cover)