Only Fred Forgives
Nowadays, skateboard magazines are 99% compliant with what the advertisers, sponsors and companies want. In the 90’s, skaters and photographers dictated what went in the magazines, not the company that bought the most pages. We had a lot more freedom to do what we wanted, with who and where we wanted. Trips were formed around groups of friends, not video premiers, filming trips and shop signings. This cover of Fred Gall was shot in Albuquerque N.M.. Me and Huf wanted to go on a skate trip and bring along our friends, whether they rode for Real or not. Gio Estavez, Peter Bici, Robbie Gangemi, Tim McKenny, Captain Lou (or Lou Metal as he’s now known), Johnny Fonseca, Freddy, Huf and myself. We skated, drank, chased strippers, laughed and skated some more. I hope that magazines still want to hit the road with their buddies to have fun and explore- regardless of who flips the bill. It seems that Joe Brook and Jake Phelps are the last holders of the flame. - Lance Dawes
Reminders! Oh and beer is free for the first event. bring shirts If you wanna mess around with a screen press, bring canned goods if you have em or unwanted clothes for donations to the homeless. Most of all bring your self and a skootboard of some kind with a relatively good attitude.
Gonna be rad!!! Hopefully I’ll be able to go.