HOSOI x RVCA Party Blog

Legends and homies alike made their way out to RVCA's headquarters Friday night to welcome Christian Hosoi to their ever-expanding team. A heated bowl jam ensued, in honor of Ivan "Pops" Hosoi's 75th birthday. Add to that some artwork by Mark Oblow, tunes from Tommy G, free grub from Pizzanista and complimentary cold ones from PBR and the locals were in for a treat! —Papke


Photo1 RVCAxHosoiNightAs the clock hit 6pm, the doors opened and the crowd started to make their way in

 

Photo2 RVCAxHosoiNightThe man of the hour

 

Photo3 RVCAxHosoiNightMost can imagine the sound happening here

 

Photo4 RVCAxHosoiNightSOTY ’93 serving slices to the masses

 

Photo5 RVCAxHosoiNightSteve Olson was a worthy opponent on the ping-pong table for the night. Is that T-Mag?

 

Photo6 RVCAxHosoiNightBrandon Jensen and A-Stone overseeing the crowd

 

Photo7 RVCAxHosoiNightMark Oblow showing face (and art)

 

Photo8 RVCAxHosoiNightGetting the crowd warmed up for Guerrero

 

Photo9 RVCAxHosoiNightThe professor trying what all the kids are doing these days

 

Photo10 RVCAxHosoiNightScott Oster taking a break for the parking-lot massage

 

Photo11 RVCAxHosoiNightPops Hosoi going impromptu for the growing crowd

 

Photo12 RVCAxHosoiNightAnd some from earlier in the evening

 

Photo13 RVCAxHosoiNightThree's a crowd? Nah

 

Photo14 RVCAxHosoiNightJose Cerda with DD, who took a break from the mic for a night

 

Photo15 RVCAxHosoiNightPlanned or coincidence?

 

Photo16 RVCAxHosoiNightFast forward an hour and a half and he’s still going strong on the table. Who knew ping pong was such a good workout?

 

Photo17 RVCAxHosoiNightPies were clearing out fast

 

Photo18 RVCAxHosoiNightNot a bad time to move to the bowl

 

Photo19 RVCAxHosoiNightCommemoration to the legend wheatpasted by Oblow

 

Photo20 RVCAxHosoiNightDominick Walker always bringing the dimes

 

Photo21 RVCAxHosoiNightHassan firing it up for the crowd

 

Photo22 RVCAxHosoiNightAll ages lined up to take what they could get

 

Photo23 RVCAxHosoiNightPatiently waiting

 

Photo24 RVCAxHosoiNightLegends' corner, straining necks to get eyes on Hosoi’s run

 

Photo25 RVCAxHosoiNightTaking it backside around the bend never fails to disappoint

 

Photo26 RVCAxHosoiNightAnd the verdict is in: still a fan favorite!

 

Photo27 RVCAxHosoiNightNothing but smiles from Lucero

 

Photo28 RVCAxHosoiNightDid we mention it was Pops' birthday?

 

Photo29 RVCAxHosoiNightNearly impossible to fit the crowd into one frame

 

Photo30 RVCAxHosoiNight

Like father like son

 

Photo31 RVCAxHosoiNightSlowly drawing the crowd back into the main space

 

Photo32 RVCAxHosoiNightYou know its worthwhile when this many phones start coming out

 

Photo33 RVCAxHosoiNightIt would only be half the show without the bongos, right?

 

Photo34 RVCAxHosoiNightLayered banana cake to close out the evening. Most birthday cakes can’t touch this

 

Photo35 RVCAxHosoiNightIn the words of Sinner, “This shit makes me grow!”

 

Photo36 RVCAxHosoiNightThen things started to get a bit messy.

 

Photo37 RVCAxHosoiNightNo better way to end the party than going face-first into the cake. Congratulations to the Hosoi’s and thanks for the epic night, RVCA!

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