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We have a winner!

28 Jul

Don’t you wish you could be this cool?

The evening’s sponsor, Movers Not Shakers, raffled off two skateboards to the die-hard fans who stayed to watch Lords of Dogtown despite the torrential downpour that sent us all scurrying to the Red Hook Bait and Tackle.

Hillary and her family stayed to see the skate flick, and she walked away with the coveted board! (First skateboard, first time in a bar, and first rained-out summer movie. We made her some memories.)

Thank you to everyone who braved the dark skies to come out for the movie. And a special thanks to everyone who helped save the equipment and get the party restarted at Bait!

  • George
  • Denise
  • Scott
  • Richie
  • Cristina
  • Mattie
  • Tammy
  • Shannon
  • Graham
  • Barry
  • Karin
  • Lori
  • Mark (for being an excellent sponsor)
  • Kari Godsill Connor (for excellent salmon sliders)


Menu for Lords of Dogtown

26 Jul

July 26, 2011: LORDS OF DOGTOWN

20 Jul

Last week we looked at the subculture of the West Coast cheerleading scene. This week, it’s the 1970s-era skate culture of Venice Beach, with the LORDS OF DOGTOWN. Without the Z-Boys there would be no Tony Hawk.

Aren’t familiar with the flick? Here’s how Sony describes it:

In the 1970s a group of teenage surfers from a tough neighborhood known as “Dogtown” in Venice, California, pioneered a revolutionary new style of skateboarding. Riding the waves at the Pacific Ocean Park pier, the Z-Boys, known for their aggressive style and hard street attitude, combined the death-defying moves of surfing with the art of skateboarding and became overnight sensations and local legends. With empty pools as their canvas, the Z-Boys paved the way to what is now referred to as “extreme sports,” and created a lifestyle that spread infectiously to become a worldwide counterculture phenomenon. But all this fame would take its toll on the friendships that they thought would last a lifetime as the sport that started out as an afternoon hobby turned into big business.

What else do you need to know?

  • Early Heath Ledger
  • It’s based on a true story
  • Lots anger, attitude and shirtless skaters
  • Did we mention shirtless skaters?
  • Bad-ass tricks

Here’s the trailer:

Film rolls around 8:30 p.m., depending on nightfall. There will be popcorn on site from HOME/MADE for just a buck!

The movie is sponsored by MOVERS NOT SHAKERS. Here’s Mark Ehrhardt and his staff doing their best bad-attitude skate impressions: