"Be Free" Premiere Photos
Ishod Wair and Kyle Walker started off the new decade with a doubles part called BE FREE. A REAL skateboards video, and you’re in for a real treat when you see what they put together for this one. The DLXSF crew came down to Bradford’s Studio in Long Beach on Saturday night for the premiere where a heavy posse was already congregated. Tommy Guerrero, Ray Barbee and John Cardiel (aka DJ Juan Love) provided the tunes and there was a photo show featuring works by Gabe Morford and Alex Papke, documenting the trips in the video. To top it off, Pizzanista came through with the pie slices. It got so packed, not everybody got in and the cops tried to shut it down. That’s when you know it’s a good time! —Morgan Rindengan
All hail the Cardiel rail
Hope you got there early
Time to check out the show before the madness ensues
The REAL van, checking in
Photos from the show in newspaper format—print’s not dead
Alex Papke laid all these out. That’s not all he could lay!
Tommy G and Cardiel, sound checking
As soon as the pizza arrived, it was gone. Magic, man…
Saw it in the mag
Grant Fiero rockin’ the vote
Like a pack of sardines, it was
DLXSF’s Christian Alexander and you already know that guy on the right
Papke, in front of the lens this time. Where’s Morf?
Registrars registering. Vote ‘em out
Zion’s dad can dance!
DJ Juan Love jamming the 45s
Fans of all ages—Cardiel is timeless
Thank you, skateboarding
Axel Cruysberghs, straight from In-N-Out.
It’s time to press play
And the crowd goes wild!
Tear down was easy. It was a group effort—free photos helps
These guys came up on some
Bombarded with photo ops at this point. Sup, Domo?
One of those photos where multiple cameras are pointed in the same direction at once. Over here, K-Walks and Jim
DLXSF’s Nate Alton. Is that beer spray?
Now for the live music
Ray Barbee and Tommy Guerrero jamming with a special guest—a pleasure for the ears
Busenitz and Burnett
Erica Yary and Breana Geering
Enjoying the music
Papke and his favorite photographer: Joey Shigeo
If you’re ever in Long Beach, these guys will show you a good time
The Cardiel rail is portable! Time to pack it up and get it back to SF
Gray says, “Relax”
Fabulous Baker vampire—Steve Hernandez and his lady
Congrats, guys—2020 is off to a hell of a start! Watch BE FREE. and see why everything is coming up roses for these two
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5/11/2020The Vans Europe crew wrecks spots and Airbnbs in equal measure while wrapping up their latest flick. Bonus interview with the Gypsy legend known as "Doobie." As seen in the May 2020 issue.
5/11/2020The Vans EU crew beat the bloody hell out of the stone streets while Victor “Doobie” Pellegrin supplies the party stoke and closes the curtains. Trust us, you need this in your life.
5/05/2020As the REAL van rolled across the East Coast, they hammered down NBDs at spots as well as the urban dictionary. Update your slang and soak up the tour mayhem with this piece from our May 2020 issue.
5/04/2020The REAL crew links up with Ish and witnesses Reese Salken almost getting smoked by a school bus—but the stoke stays high with lengthy rails, DIY bumps and a unicycle. Check in for good times and a near-death experience.