In this episode, the crew gets together to discuss being out of “skate shape,” the new United Skates Documentary film, their trip to Detriot, and much more.
Back to Cali was nice from the stand point for a newbie. I’ve never been to this event nor the rink. The host rink was at Fountain Valley right outside of Long Beach, CA. Fountain Valley floor was surprisingly nice considering that the wood floor is painted blue. The rink was very well maintained and clean.
Thursday night was packed – it was nice to see others from all over, especially the Midwest (they really came out to support). The greeting at the door was blah and the overall direction upon entering the rink was also blah (once I paid no one said anything to me, I feel that they recognized only the people that they knew personally, which is kinda discouraging to a newbie like me…). You really never notice the important roll of door greeting until it’s missing. There was a man selling tickets but, he looked scary, Lol. We’ll just call him “Hustle Man.” Every jam has to have a Hustle Man. Any way I got my tickets the next day from DJ “Big Bert.” Bert was very visible and friendly! The music was on point. The DJs catered to ALL – from East to West. Again, it was on point! I heard no complaints of the music; the vibe was right!
There was a fight in the rink barely worth mentioning… a rarity. But, fortunately I brought my fresh mint tea to sip, so that was none of my business, LOL.
The focus was that the music “Rocked” the rink and everyone appeared to be having a Wonderful time. All Smiles!!
The Music was Great
Thowback Back to Cali Video:
It’s apart of the gig. It happens to even the very best of us. The trick is to playing it off as smoothly as possible…
2. …Unless you’re hurt pretty bad. In which case you should stay down for a while.
3. Unwanted Sexual Advances
Women in tutus, stretchy pants, belly-tops, jeans, sweaters, or pretty much anything are always targeted with the most disturbing sexual advances. The thirst is very real.
Limbering up for your skate night is never a bad idea. Your muscle will thank you!
The host hotel scene at an out-of-town skate jam can be pretty crazy. …some go over board and deal with the regret the next morning.
Some of us revert to toddlers if we can’t get our skate fix.
7. Skate Hang-overs
Oh the mighty “Skate Hang-over” is real! Working after a skate jam is torture.
When your skate crush agrees to skate with you.
9. The Middle
When you finally get the courage to skate in the middle.
10. Having the Proper Skate Gear
Having the proper outfit is essential!
11. The Skate Shake
When you see it, you’ll know. The complexity ranges from double fist bumps to running laps and meeting hands first 4 feet in the air.
12. Skate Routines
You practice your skate routine for months to reveal at a skate party… but there’s always one that can’t remember the steps and is separate by the group by 8-10 feet (off screen).
13. Non-Skaters Will Never Understand
…and unfortuanately for many couples their boy/girlsfriend is home waiting for a detailed report on your where-abouts at 2am.
Men skate better when the girls watch (and vise versa)… Seriously.
15. The DJ hate you!
…and your stupid requests!
16. Two words, “ALL SKATE!”
The sweet relief from the extended specialty skate sets.
When you realize your special move isn’t so special…
When your boy/girlfriend that can’t skate join you for a late night session. You’re trying your hardest to give many f*cks that he/she isn’t enjoying the view from the sideline and is ready to go… So hard to do while going all out in the fast backwards set.
19. Derby Chicks!
They’re awesome! …but will also put you on your ass! And in that order.
20. The Cyber Skate Rink
Skate related drama unfolding on social media. The real entertainment.
Also known as little devils on skates that want to kill you.
And this goes without saying… You’re totally addicted!
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