As the Forum/Instagram/Twitter/Facebook lurkers out there will already be aware, Dan Magee officially parted ways with Blueprint Skateboards last week following a fifteen year stint at the creative helm of the company…
“A few years ago, I decide to invest a skate business, that I felt would secure my future working in skateboarding and help push Blueprint & its riders forward. Ironically, certain events meant this investment had the opposite effect of my original intentions. As a result, I was not able to work on Blueprint with the same passion I used to have. Although this transition has been ongoing over the past two years, recent events have helped me to decide that it’s time to officially move on from my 15 years as Creative Director at Blueprint and concentrate on ‘the day job’. Thanks and respect to all those who have been involved with Blueprint along the way and all those that had my back when I needed it. Thanks to Paul Shier who continues to run the brand, as he has during my last couple of years on ‘hiatus’. I still hope to film, work in and be involved with skateboarding on a freelance and personal level for years to come. Audi 5000. Dan Magee"
For footage, tales, nonsense and more, head on over to the “Dan Magee Appreciation Thread" on the Sidewalk Forum.
Anyway, to keep this weeks Sunday Service tied in with the current Magee theme, we decided to bring you the full Blueprint Skateboards "Belong Tour" video, featuring the likes of Mark Baines, Neil Smith, Vaughan Baker, Colin Kennedy, Paul Shier, Nick Jensen, Danny Brady and the rest as they made their way around the UK back in 2002. Abridged versions of the video have been floating around online for a while now, but click the play button below to witness the full thing.
Filmed by Dan Magee, Neil Chester and Ben Powell, edited by Dan Magee.