Cardboard Schaefer: The Life of the Party Article at Skatepark of Tampa

Cardboard Schaefer: The Life of the Party

Posted on Saturday, February 19, 2011 by Rob

By Rob Meronek

For Schaefer's birthday party, I made some photo props. The one of him and his brother Glen made the rounds to everyone that was hanging out. I cut Glen's head out so everyone could take a photo with cardboard Schaefer. I couldn't just throw away Glen's head, so what else do you do with it? Put it on a stick. If you weren't old friends, you became new friends. Thanks everyone for posing with my silly contraptions.

Tito was killing me with his poses on the Schaefer eggplant. A day later, I'm still laughing at this.
Skater Profile: Tito Porrata
Devin and Porpe are happy to provide a perch for Schaefer's eggplant.
Skater Profile: Jorge Angel aka Porpe
On the shoulder like a parrot.
Guns and girls, so southern.
George Daher, blending in with the flannel.
Kearley, straight out of Innetech.
Skater Profile: Adam Kearley
Oh yeah, don't forget there's food at The Bricks.
Proper hair placement makes cardboard Schaefer look even more legit.
Skater Profile: Rob Meronek
Clem looks so natural with Glen's 80's hair. What a creepy photo with the real Glen Schaefer and his head on a stick that was cut out of the photo.
Skater Profile: Brian Schaefer
Seamus looks like a cartoon character with the throat dangle.
Edwin holding it down with baby cardboard Schaefer, aka Yoda.
Sasha and Schaefer and Schaefer.
Skater Profile: Brian Schaefer
So much Schaefer going on here.
Skater Profile: Brian Schaefer
Chad Cardoza should do an art show of just all cardboard cutouts that people can take photos with.
Skater Profile: Chad Cardoza
By the end of the night, Glen on a stick had been pretty abused.
Brittany and I with all the props for the night. Can't remember who took this photo, but I love it.
The real Schaefer and the Porrata family.
Skater Profile: Tito Porrata
Additional props included glow sticks.
When you spy snake skins like that, you have to pause for a foot fetish.
Irish coffee is a good 2am drink.
Edwin's gift to Schaefer.
Sasha had the best cake made.
We would all love for our GPA to be 4.0, but some of us have to just settle for that being our age and blood alcohol content. Happy Birthday, Schaefer!
Skater Profile: Brian Schaefer
You don't have to be friends with Schaefer to be friends with cardboard Schaefer.
The Schaefer family: brother Wayne, Brian Schaefer, momma Irma, and brother Glen
Irma with cardboard kid.
Lurk out front.
Skater Profile: Jorge Angel aka Porpe
Vampire Guy needs one.
Ever had an eggplant flying out of your ass?
An exclusive look at behind the scenes in the making of Cardboard Schaefer. Tons more photos are on our Facebook Page. If you were here, thanks for coming out for Schaefer's birthday. What a damn good time.


Subscribe to the SPoT What's Up Blog

Enter your email: