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Skater of the Year 2013, the party


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Well look who showed up!

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Yep, still wearing shorts.


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The wizards behind the scenes, prepping the launch codes.


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Tensions high.


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'Can you raise your chin up a little more, please?'


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Here comes the reinforcements!


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Always a smile.


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And a tale of travel outrage.


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The SFC.


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Fig and Dave, pre-pre-party.


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No, Sally is not naked under there! Whatever gave you that idea?!!


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En route to the pre-party.


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And there he is ...


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Meza's been at everyone of these since Agah, right?


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Tough guys, together.


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Add some more meat to that sandwich!


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A soty's caress. Priceless.


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'No way! Is that Ed Duff?!!'


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Cheers!


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Smyth mourns his city, unable to provide skateboarding a single indigenous street star.


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Sunny holds court in the round.


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City Boyz, everywhere.


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And this was just the warm up!


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SF-area SOTYs. Shityeah!


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Later, at the arena.


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A clutching, squirming kind of bro-ness.


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Tightened up, momentarily.


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Meza don't wanna go side-by-side with Ali Mills' chin. Can't blame him.


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Up in this muffukka, V-I-P!


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Habitat's Brennan Conroy with Philly's Dom Travis. Thanks for making the trek, boys!


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Be careful in that booth!


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Weird shit happens in there!

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Brad.


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The ladies and the Gut.


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Double date! Damn!


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The first musical act.


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All eyes on the stage.


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Floridians, everywhere.


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Bring your beard, if you got one.


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This kind of excitement never died in the City by the Bay.


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Hundreds had hella nice hair.


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Crowd was feelin' him, for sure.


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Yep.


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That's as close to a thumbs up as Phelper gets.


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Pyramid Country.


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This middrift brought to you by the great taste of Monster Energy.


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Water out, water in.


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One-fifth of the O'Side Rhoadeses. Thanks for coming bros!


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Yes, it was swanky. And Christmassy.

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And then ... a rumble in the Bronx.

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Ghoul!!!!


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If you were ready to rock, this was your cue.


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Pit of swirling fury!


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Skate Line's Gary was even seen momentarily in the fray. Ain't no funny jokes when you're gettin' your neck moshed on!!

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Clint with a fuckin' handful!


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Lots to smile about.


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And then Santa got disemboweled.


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Waitress wanted a photo. Can't blame her.


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P-Stone!


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This kind of horseplay, not a good idea with the Big Dog.


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Yep.


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Things headed downtown pretty quickly.


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Forced back to the stage by a fuckin' robot.


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And a teddy bear barbarian thing.


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Quite a show, but it was surprising that, for all Ghoul's stage craft, their patter was lifted straight from Triumph the Insult Comic Dog. Which is great, just not especially evil.


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Go time.


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Neither was long for speechifying this year.


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Short, sweet. Awesome.


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This was a tough fuckin' year and Ishod is a great SOTY.


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Congrats buddy!


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'Thank you, skateboarding!'

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Don't take it personally, Jake was punching people in the face all night.


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Always out of love.


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Body and Bo, mellow gold and on the droop, respectively.


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Joe Brook and the boys, backstage style.


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Even Erica made it!


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Good lookin' scarf. Jus sayin'.


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Wallflower, JT Aultz. Somebody ask this guy to dance, please.


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SOTY party is always a great time to catch up with old friends and remind ourselves why we do this.


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Merry Christmas, everybody!

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