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Posted: August 11, 2008

Fallen Premiere
by Schmitty

I went down to San Diego for the big Fallen premiere, and hooked up with some bro's to see this long-awaited masterpiece from the Jamie Thomas camp. I ran into Rhino, and instantly awarded him with tour guide status. We started the pre-party in the comforts of Sally V's top room suite at the Hard Rock, and then stumbled our way over to Spreckels to see the video.

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Sally V and Peter Hewitt

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Greeted out front by Jamie Thomas.

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Inside, Neil Heddings and his special lady friend, Beth.

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Making dreams come true—Malinas from our messageboard meets his fantasy.

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We ran into Jason Lee Barber, who won the free trip to San Diego for the event along with a Jackson guitar. Here's a little interview with him:

What's your full name?
Jason Lee Barber.

Were you named after the famous skater gone actor?
Ha, I wish.

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Gettin' to pick out some shoes in the warehouse.

How old are you?
I am currently 14.

Where are you from?
Dallas, TX—DFW!

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Chris Cole stopped by to greet Jason and his mom and hand off the Jackson guitar.

Do you play guitar?
Yes, for about a year.

Who do you think had the best part?
I don't know. Everybody was amazing, but either Billy Marks, Chris Cole, or Jamie Thomas for sure.

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JLB skating the Black Box TF.

Who did you get to meet out there?
Jamie Thomas, Chris Cole, Slash, Mike Mo, Josh Harmony, James Hardy, Billy Marks, Tommy Sandoval, Brian Sumner, Ed Templeton, Gilbert Crocket, and Lindsey Robertson.

What was the best part of your trip to the premiere?
Skating the TF.

After the video was over, it was straight to Star Bar for the after-party where Rhino and I took down a bunch of brews and handled some photos.


Rhino and Ben Gilley


Rhino and I mugged it up with Matt Bennett.

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Nuge is obviously down for life.

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The Gav with Rhino, and the man of the hour, Chris Cole.


Rhino stumbles into Chris Cole at the bar.

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