Ceremony Skate Shop Grand Opening Photos
The locals of San Luis Obispo can rejoice now that there’s a full-fledged brick-and-mortar spot for skate goods. Peep the scene as the REAL team rolled up to elevate the opening of Ceremony—skate shop that is. —Andrew Cobb
The day before the big event, we linked up with the REAL crew in SLO. You’ll have to wait for the clips
We heard it’s a good omen to get shit on during the session, so we ended it there
Morford started the next day right by firing up the local TF. Cool to see him on the other side of the camera
Gavin Bottger got his back with a Smith
And it’s off to the next spot
When the fuzz came through, we sent in some experienced negotiators
We suggested a drag race for rights to the spot, but it was time to get to the shop anyway
Out back the shop had its first official junk jam
Quite the crew already
Spotted local legend Joey Pulsifer and his queen early on
The mag sent some pizzas down to feed the scene. Thanks, Thrasher!
Decisions, decisions… Local ripper Pale had a hard time with the buffet of options
Midday on the coast means you gotta grab a water
This little rogue copped some pupperoni
The DLX warehouse crew made it down
Coleman came through with a new obstacle
Instant hit. Thanks, Cole!
Some serious talent in this shot. Thanks, Gabe, for wrangling Gage
The local parrots made an appearance, too. Hang out on Johnson St. long enough and you just might get the chance to pet one
Little Thrasher homie was on call
Tat daddy Darren made sure to show off his ink. Reno, stand up!
More local legends, Phat Tony and Ben Cab were there. And if they’re here…
… so is Phat Pile!
Get a look at Arroyo Grande’s newest homeowners and soon-to-be spouses. Congratulations, Blair and Brenda!
Kids being kids. Pretty sure they stuffed a friend in that fridge
Homie missed out on the ‘za. Thankfully Papas Thai is right around the corner
Free drinks? Not bad
What are these for?
Christian’s supply of free boards?!
The lucky winner is in there somewhere. I guess so are a lot of losers. It’s all about perspective, eh?
Harry, your boards are already free…
Christian's outside voice wasn't cutting it, so we had to get creative. The next shop expense will be a megaphone
Winner, winner, chicken dinner. This kid walked away with a freshly signed deck from Harry Lintell
Mark and his son Milo wished and they received. Jawbreaker deck is going home to the Broken Bottle Bowl
Who killed Laura Palmer? Who cares?! There’s free Polar gear!
Christian got the whole gang together for the most wholesome photo of the night
If Tim’s in the captain's chair, that means the REAL team is hitting the road. Which also means the party was winding down
After the party is the afterparty. Barrelhouse Brewing gave us a warm welcome
We dare you to find more taps in town
Cheers, my Gs!
Someone left a cold one by its lonesome. Makes for a good chance to plug Barrelhouse Brewing again!
You like to laugh? So do we!
It’s called a good time and Jake and Brian know a thing or TWO about them
Darren stayed hydrated while enjoying his pretzel-and-mustard dinner
We also got a viewing of the local video Prepare to be Bummed. Pretty shitty name considering everyone was hyped
These two held the shop down all day. Hats off to Lena and Tristan. Same goes to Ethan (offscreen)
Brian and Ben closed down the bar
Last call. You don’t have to go home but you can’t stay here. Thanks to the REAL crew and DLX fam for showing up. Thanks again to Barrelhouse Brewing. And a big thank you to Ceremony skateshop for filling the void in San Luis Obispo County. Stop by if you’re in town!
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