Dan Cates does Estonia – blog 1

Last weekend Daniel Cates was out in Estonia at the annual Simpel Session weekender holding it down for the UK on the judging panel.

Hold Tight Henry’s video highlights have been online for the last week – click: Hold Tight’s Simpel Session 2011 Edit – and now we’ve got an exclusive 2 part photo blog from the weekend courtesy of Dan! Have a look below now for part 1, then head on back tomorrow for part 2…

Snaps and captions by Dan.

Samu Karvonen of Antiz and Alexy Lapin photographer extraordinair with some Russian birds at one of numerous epic 'Simpel Session' after-parties.
Alexy Lapin facial discracial, cocktail in hand.
More birds...the clubs are packed wall to wall with them every night of the week.
Danny Wainright is the 'Big Daddy'.
Possible new recruits for 'The beautiful mens club', Flo Marfaing and Tim Zom.
I managed to snap this rad photo of Liam Gallagher in the V.I.P area. God only knows what he was doing in Estonia.
If I had a photo of myself throwing up the Sk8Mafia sign with Brandon Turner like James from Monster here, I would die a happy man.
Adam Dyet was in the house "Straight Outta Salt Lake".
Lil' B with Ryan Sheckler. "Big pimpin up in da club"
...and the toilets got destroyed. Standard.
Da club.
Da course.
Dave Duncan on the mic holding it down with Estonian translator. Standard.
More crime scenes...