Posted: January 30th, 2009
Alien Premier on the UCLA campus. With the brick buildings and so many familiar faces, it almost felt like a weird graduation.
ESPN’s Josh Brooks, punctual as usual.
Nick, David, Abdias and the Ghost of Sinclair
Visual artists, Ed and Deanna Templeton
The Sinner and Andre. It’s Andre, right? Am I fuckin’ this up already?
‘Do you know if Thomas Morgan will have a part?’ all the kids want to know.
Bearded burlers, Pensyl and Tempster
Ronnie and a friend.
Jet Ski and Heath talk VIP shit.
Smyth and Smith
Living legend, Heath Kirchart and SOTY 2009, Leo Romero
Mouly shares a bird of brotherly love with Bill Marks, friend of my dad.
Master lensman, Cricket, with Baker’s Figgy
The Kostons, looking like a million damn dollars!
Geoff Rowley and a friend.
‘I’d rather be board sliding,’ - Dan Rogers
Ernie and Bert
The Converse crew carbo-loads before the event.
Syndrome magnate, Jason Maxwell. Yes, he’s still straight edge.
Legends, Rogers, Ngoho and Oster
Ewan and Ollie
Everyone’s little brother, Omar Salazar. Nice skatin’, Omar!
LA’s finest, Mountain and Dressen.
Harry brought his appetite.
Ed, Alex and Lance
Jimmy Cao and a giant red friend.
Long Beach smile squad, Tim Tim and Huang, with Dyson Ramones.
Arcade alumns, Bucky Brezinsky and Casey Rigney.
Scott Pommier and a friend. Antwuan was parking the car.
‘Drink it dude! Drink it!’
Beagle and Boosh, hella Joosed.
Mike Gilbert expects fireworks.
Mister Cool, Mike Reno with The Boosh
Bryan Herman, ladies for days.
You can’t deny the skillz - Emmers and Coulthard
Nate Broussard and Palmer Brown. Palmer and I are friends from the dorms. Yes, he’s always looked that crazy.
Coop, Alex and Haslam.
Big Ern gives two thumbs up while Ewan gears up for some rasslin’. And Goemann, too.
East Coast upstart, Jake Johson and a friend.
ex-Skateboarders, Meza and Eisenhour
‘What’s Bo Turner really like?’
Griffin Collins and Josh Harmony
Braydon and Kevin
Finland’s Arto Saari. Wait ’till you see it!
Meza and Malto talk Berrics
Tight bros from way back - Jake Brown, the Ridge, Sean Sheffey and Lance Mountain
Jeff Taylor and Roger Bagley, serious about stoke.
Ex-teammates, bros for life, Beach and Mountain
And so it begins….
Floored by radical. I think you’re all gonna really like it.