Not Your Average Thursday
Posted on Thursday, April 17, 2008 by Rob
Photos by Angel Carela
What went down: Steve Van Doren pulled up in a sizeable Vans RV with a generous amount of food and promo for whoever was fortunate enough to enjoy it. Alongside him was a very high-spirited, good-hearted crew and ground-breaking skate legend, Tony Alva, who seemed to be just as popular to some of the kids' dads as he was to the kids themselves. While Alva carved around and signed a few autographs, making it evident where his roots of skating came from, Alex Pellegrino made the generation gap obvious as usual until an unfortunate turn cost him a broken arm. Best wishes on healing up, Alex!
Then Anthony Furlong and Mike Frazier made it hard to tell whether or not it was a Vans shindig or the first ever Skatepark of Tampa Team Vert Demo by ripping long enough to keep the Red Bull ramp red hot. The only thing that could have made this day better is if our staff could have all left work early to head out to the beach, but instead, thanks to a traditional idea of mine and Furlong's wallet, we all ended the day at hooters. Clements would have been proud!
Oh yeah, special thanks goes out to Steve and his crew for being so accommodating, especially under the extreme weather conditions...and to Jon Mann for the milk - those waffles were delicious!