There was all kinds of skate related things to do in Cleveland Ohio last night and I was able take in a couple of those things.
First I stopped in at Westside for the Jump The Gun video premier. It was a packed house which was great but I was unable to see the screen since it was standing room only and tons of kids had beanies on with pompoms at the top.
The kids putting on the premier ran into some type of technical difficulty which caused the movie to stop playing a out half of the way through. They could not resolve the issue so they ended up showing the rest of the video on a small television that was setup on the floor.
At that point I could not see anything at all so I milled around in the back by Jules and his dog Gita. I asked him if the camera flash would bother the dog and he said the it would bother his eyes more. I told him to close his eyes right before I took the picture so that is the reason he’s not looking at the camera. All things considers the picture turned out just fine.
Before I left I was talking to the fellas from Lame Brotherhood and they mentioned their free pocket tees that they are giving away as a promotion. I thought they were cool and asked for one but for some reason I only ended up with a picture of Dakari holding one. Maybe they didn’t have my size.
They were also promoting their new crewneck sweatshirts by hanging them from a chandelier which I thought was an interesting move.
For the event the guys built a rainbow into the wallride which was decorated with a penis spraying a rainbow. I don’t know how people where riding this thing but they were ripping it. By “this thing” and “it” I mean the ramp.
So this is he ultimate one woman hype machine. She basically yelled at the top of her lungs some variation of the following…
• GO AHEAD, GO AHEAD
• ONE, TWO, THREE
• RED SHIRT, RED SHIRT
• FREESTYLE, FREESTYLE
• DON’T BE SCARED
In fact she was so spirited I had to get her on the mic. With a good bit of coaxing I was able to convince Paco to share the spotlight with her. It worked out great as everyone got even more aggro while she was working her hype-lady juju over the crowd.
Here’s Dan from Stuck In Ohio doing what he does best, filming.
All in all it was a fun night. Lots of people were out between both events and TriStar did a couple premiers as well which I could not make it to. The skate scene in Cleveland has got allot of momentum these days and with the new flats park in the works there’s no sign I things slowing down. Thanks to all involved with making all of this happen!