adidas "Away Days" Premiere Photos
Last night in LA, adidas threw one of the biggest premiers I’ve ever seen for their new video Away Days. The house was packed with skateboarding's greats—everyone came out to support their striped friends! The video was epic—all thriller, no filler. Definitely the kind of video that makes you want to go skate. Go watch it as soon as you can! —David Broach
The crowd gathered and lines wrapped around both sides of the Orpheum Theater
Even the bosses had to wait in line for this one: Dill, Meza, The Boss
Deathwisher Jay Thorpe with Shake Junter Shane Heyl
More big bosses waiting in line: Jim Thiebaud and Eric Dressen
Soon to be proud parents: Real TM Nate Alton and his wife Sharon
The men behind the other men, lensman Tim Fulton and Krooked TM Bram
A shiny new gold tooth thing with Boo
The art of the social-media deal by Robert Brink and Davis T
Kyle Walker, his main squeeze Madison, Joe Dirt and Animal Chin
This is when Doughnut explained the Larry David walk-and-talk method of cutting in line. You find someone you know in line and start talking and walking with them and you're in! He looks very proud of himself
Chris Haslam and Erica Yary. I’m pretty sure under all that hair, Chris has a sarcastic look on his face and he doesn’t really mean peace
The one and only Matt Milligan with the other one and only Cairo Foster
Two Slices of BOSS, please! Pizzanista boss man and the real switch God, Salman Agah, with Thrasher's big boss man Tony V!
Employee of the century, Thomas Bonilla! If you need pizza, leather goods or tattoos, he’s your man! You can find him at the address on them boxes
Old Shorty's filmer Tuan Nguyen with his lady friend Molly. FYI, kids, Toan Nguyen—his brother that was pro for Shorty's—got all his jokes from Tuan, If you’ve never seen Fulfill The Dream, go YouTube it
This was the free-stuff booth. Scarfs and shirts. Not that interesting, I know
Really bad photo of DJ Premier on the wheels of steel! It sounded tight, though!
Can't stop, won't stop that social selfie game
Dem Baker distribution girl and boys: Carly, Trevor and Lenoce
Mid-level legend Curtis Buchanan with a big-time legend Scott Johnston
Photographer Jeremy Adams with retired photographer shadlambert.com. Evidently they didn’t like the free popcorn
Windsor's startin' to feel it!
Daewon Song got photo bombed by a turtle that looked like Andrew Reynolds. Daewon also got on adidas. Maybe you heard it here first?
Again, can’t stop won't stop Instagram
Hanging loose with one of the filmers of Away Days, Mike Poore, with that old, creepy Kyle Camarillo
When your boss sets it up for you but you can’t quite knock it down: Burnett gave me gold and I blew it! Fuzzy photo of the guy who’s helped me out for 15 years. Thank you, Mike!
Master wordsmith Dave Carnie. He’s not the guy on the left and not the pretty lady on the right.
Heeeeey, it’s Robbie!
One of the stars of the show, Miles Silvas with his lovely lady
Mike Sinclair going in on the free popcorn. He’s 'bout dat pug life
A more-professional shot with Ryan Bobier and more popcorn action
Vern and Sal Barbier
adidas international players: Benny Fairfax, Gunes Ozdogan and Dennis Durrant
One of Oklahoma’s finest, Ernie Torres, with one of Baker's finest, CJ
Fight night with Dennis and Jake
One of the greatest skate photographers of all time: Bryce Kanights. Not the screaming lady or Dennis but the handsome gentleman in the middle
Silas persuading his wife to take a photo with him for the blog and what appears to be a who-wore-it-best beanie situation in the background
Nailed it. Still not sure who wore it best, though
It’s that button, Arto
Okay, got it!
Jack Fardell and his mom
Surprise! MJ is wearing three stripes now!
A couple of wizards: the Gonz with professor Schmitt
Tall-ass Daniel Wheatley with a little Heath Kirchart
Awesome Alec, pre-show warmup
Mike O’Meally, big-time bloggin' for adidas
Koston and then—who cares! Jk, jk: Dylan Radloff, Jake, Frosty, Tyrone Romero and Miles
Jason Hernandez and Ewan Bowman. Ewan said only one of them is a good filmer
Na-kel Smith, eyeballing something better than my dumb camera
Ako and Guy
adidas flew out accounts for the big shindig. These are a couple of the Index dawgs from Dallas
Some bros from down under: photographer Andrew James Peters with a duck-faced Chima
Thrasher filmer Dan with South African Sam!
Windsor tore his urethra a few days ago. He’s stuck with a catheter and a pee bag for the next two weeks! He needed to show me how free beer goes straight to it. Amazing!
The crowd gathered to watch the vid. After this, Snoop Dogg came on stage to introduce Away Days. Congrats on an excellent video, guys! Nailed it!
9/18/2018If you haven't seen Dennis Busenitz's Away Days part yet, do yourself a favor and watch it right now.
9/18/2018Dennis, the one and only, finding lines and generating speed where nobody else can. Cheers to an excellent video part from one of skateboarding's all-time greats. The 24 hour viewing period has ended.
9/18/2018Silas has set the bar high, but this part exceeds anything we could have expected. Straight up epic. SOTY is forever. The 24 hour viewing period for this part has expired.
9/18/2018The master of all things stylistic, Lucas puts another notch in his heavyweight belt with a video part for the ages. It's only LIVE for 24 hours, so don't waste another second.
9/18/2018Nobody has ever looked better on the stuntwood, and in this final Away Days episode we get a chance to savor the master, Mark Gonzales, enjoying his craft.
9/18/2018The filming deadline for Away Days got a little less stressful when Joe Brook touched down in Okinawa. Fatback approved!
9/18/2018Watch adidas “Away Days” for free all day today!
9/18/2018The rippingest episode to date, chock full of great skating from some of the best in the world.
9/18/2018Crowds gathered across the globe for the Away Days premiere tour. Whose part are you looking forward to the most?
9/18/2018Heavy episode. Fardell attacks, Dennis destroys his own backyard, Donnelly shows tremendous pop, and Nak runs the dice game.