"From Here to There" LA Premiere Photos

About a decade ago, I picked up Robbie Brockel from his parents’ house. He had just graduated from high school the day before and we were hitting the road. First stop: Denver, CO, for Angel Ramirez’s 21st birthday. Well, 18-year-old Robbie showed up prepared with a drivers license that said he was 35! Somehow it worked—and not just that weekend, but all summer and beyond. Last night he told me he ran it up ’til he was 21 and never got denied. I guess Robbie has always been mature for his age. Last night at Black, Thrasher and Real skateboards premiered From Here to There, a video filmed and edited by Tim Fulton, featuring Robbie Brockel, Chima Ferguson and the rest of the Real team. Check out who showed up to party and then go watch the video on this very site. Skateboarding rules. So do Robbie and Chima. —Joe Hammeke

01 750pxSkaters already lining up outside of Black

02 750pxMaybe later—Robbie and the marquee

03 750pxIsaac Siems, Kyle Walker and Frankie Heck—Midwesterners who made it to the coast

04 750pxSippin’ in style, Corey Millett got a fresh ‘cut

05 750pxThe early birds: Tanner Van Vark, Jack Olson and Tim Fulton are chillin’

06 750pxBrockel got a string of drink tickets. This should fire things up

07 750pxLook, the string is as long as Ernie Torres

08 750pxGabe Morford and Jonathan Mehring, masters of the frozen moment in time

09 750pxAnt Travis, Cody Green and Tim Fulton, masters of the motion picture

10 750pxCody Green and Peaches

11 750pxPutting those drink tickets to use

12 750pxTime to roll the video. It’s a sick one

13 750pxIshod and K-Walks, you know it’s gonna be good when the SOTYs are in attendance

14 750pxKingswell Los Feliz owner DJ Chavez reminds Jake Donnelly about the time Jake went into his store and moved all of his boards to the front of the racks—and they all sold the next day. Power moves!

15 750pxDJ is also a self-proclaimed hair stylist. Here he gives Real TM Nate Alton an evaluation

16 750pxBrockel and Fulton, post premiere celebration. Good job, boys

17 750pxIsh Cepeda and Christian Henry—these two are not gonna miss a party

18 750pxNor will Donnelly, Justin Strubing or Jamie Tancowny

19 750pxErnie Torres and Kevin Bradley—little guys who bust big gaps

20 750pxThen it was off to Cha Cha lounge. Thanks, Christian and Ish, for the swoop

21 750px“What took you guys so long?” Malto, holding it down

22 750pxIsh doesn’t need a dance floor to turn it up

23 750pxLast call and time to bounce—Atiba and Ako Jefferson always make it ’til last call. Thanks, Real, for the rad video premiere and the hangover! Sometimes skateboarding involves headaches…
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