This past weekend I spent 4 days in the great city of Vancouver. I stayed at the COLOR office and between the rain showers was able to get out, see some of the town, skate and have a great time. Thanks again Sandro!
San Francisco International airport.
I missed my flight by minutes. Just as I ran up to the gate the plane pulled away. So I sat at the bar worked and had a few beers with lunch. First time in 25+ years of air travel that I missed a flight.
On the plane!
Right off the plane we hit up this art show.
Interesting oil on canvas work.
Flying carpet ride.
After we hit some club that had live dance/electro/wish I had a bag of coke music.
The next morning brought a good omen in the form of this foam on the underside of my coffee lid.
The Rio theater. The purpose of my trip was to give a slide show presentation between two of Corey Adams' films, Blair Stanley and Macho Taildrop. We went by early to set things up and do a short dry run.
Special edition E.T. film on the main reels.
Cameras, felt rad being in the projection booth of a real movie theater.
Sandro and the film fest cat going over timing of things. Nice job guys, it went smoothly.
Then we stopped by a printing company to take a look at some magazine stuff.
Thanks for the help fellas!
Stopped off to buy beers and spotted this beauty. A Ba.Ku. creation?
Back at the theater and after my speech, I ran into Rick and Corey. I had high expectations for Macho Taildrop and they were exceeded, great job guys!
We went to a couple bars and had many drinks, then an after party. At some point Sandro went home and I ended up wandering around the city in a general direction that eventually led me back to the office.
There it is!
The night view from the roof.
The ever changing Vancouver sky.
Night cap of the $LAVE video and peanut butter.
Next morning, off to downtown hoping it doesn't rain.
COLOR was asked to do a display of skateboard art at the public library. What better than decks to represent what the artwork is meant for.
Lots of boards, we hung 50.
Deer Man by Fos and Joe Brook.
Love the city's skyline.
We took advantage of the great weather and hit up this spot for a while.
Sandro got a backtail.
Boards in the COLOR office.
The next day we went back to the library to drop off some back issues for people to take. Sandro shot the following shots while I watched the car so he wouldn't get a ticket. $lave deck by Ben Horton.
Anti-Social was on my visit list, so I waited out the rain/wet ground over there for a while.
But they weren't open yet so I wandered around the back alleys to what kind of spots might be had. This just looked kinda cool.
This was not cool! but it reminded me of S.F. so in a way, it was cool. But not.
Nothing better than a good board wall.
Rad board collection that includes this hot number by SPB Don Jeremy Fish.
Old decks in the poop house.
The shop has always had great art on display, was stoked to see that tradition was still going.
I met Morgan one of my first days in town. I was stoked to see him at the plaza when I showed up. Dude rips! Switch front nose grind.
Taking a break. Morgan killed it, landed a nose grind on a tall ledge and inward healflipped a barrel on its side.
The last day was spent at COLOR doing stuff and then walking over to this shop to see these great pieces by another name I forgot to write down.
One last look at Vancouver (well, the airport). Thanks for a great time, I hope to come back soon!
The following video is of some random footage I shot and some skating.