Friday, May 06, 2011

LOVE + GUTS: 30 Years of THRASHER Magazine Show...Re-CAP

Love + Guts: Thrasher Show

Tonight is the opening of "LOVE + GUTS: 30 Years of THRASHER Magazine". man, 30 years is a long time to do anything. I remember THRASHER when it first came out. I was in elementary school and Stevie Caballero, Powell Peralta BONES, Independent Trucks and Kryptonics Wheels with German ballbearings were all the rage. It was pretty much the height of my skating days. I carried by board everywhere. funny thing is, I wasn't that great of a skater. We went to skateparks and all that, but we all sucked. No ollies, no air. Just some stupid kids who skated after school until dark and all day on the weekends. We put BONES stickers on everything. It was a magical time.

Love + Guts: Thrasher Show

Love + Guts: Thrasher Show

The show itself was nice. Big venue with lots of space, really high ceilings. Made for a club or concerts more than gallery. The air pungent with the greenbud. More memories rolled over me. More photography from the magazine than art, but seeing the PUSHEAD Thrasher cover larger than life made up for all that.

The absolute highlight was meeting Steve Caballero. I was in full on fanboy mode. He's heard it a thousand times, but such a nice guy and down to earth, I felt like he appreciated my genuine admiration. So surreal...I used to cut pictures of him out of THRASHER to hang on my wall and here we are, 30 years later at a THRASHER show meeting him in the flesh. We talked about art and toys a bit. He got a kick out of the fact that we were both in the Popsoda Many Mey Show.
Love + Guts: Thrasher Show

Love + Guts: Thrasher Show

Love + Guts: Thrasher Show

Love + Guts: Thrasher Show

Love + Guts: Thrasher Show

Love + Guts: Thrasher Show

Love + Guts: Thrasher Show

Love + Guts: Thrasher Show

Love + Guts: Thrasher Show

More pics after the jump..


Love + Guts: Thrasher Show

Love + Guts: Thrasher Show

Love + Guts: Thrasher Show

Love + Guts: Thrasher Show

Love + Guts: Thrasher Show

Love + Guts: Thrasher Show

Love + Guts: Thrasher Show

Love + Guts: Thrasher Show

Love + Guts: Thrasher Show

Love + Guts: Thrasher Show

1 comment:





Erik Sjoen
said...

Dude. Kirk. Cab sold me his original Bullmark Gojira Zinclon diecast years ago. Coolest dude ever and one of my idols as well.. It was given to him the the early 80's when he was touring Japan.. FYI. Love ya buddy!

Erik Sjoen

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