Well what can one say about this?
A classic Sidewalk retarded idea that actually came to be a reality. Rooney is from the Huddersfield neck of the woods which in turn is near ‘Last of The Sumer Wine’ country, so the idea for a portrait for his Haunts was to dress him up as Compo and push him down a hill in a tin bath at a countryside location.
Rooney was well up for the idea so that was the biggest problem out of the way, kind of. I managed to secure a tin bath on eBay, located on a farm in Bradford which I drove to from Nottingham. I bought the bath and then it was onto Holmfirth, where Last of The Summer Wine was filmed.
I then scouted out a correct location to get the shot; a downhill hairpin bend complete with constant tractor traffic. Ben, Ryan and Manhead accompanied Rooney to the spot, we wedged a cruiser under the bath and the Compo clone started one of many Mach 10 journeys down the hill. Hilarity followed by some incredible slams and near misses, footage will appear at some point believe you me…
It was a rad day full stopped by a quick pitch black session at a horrible ditch spot littered with holes, stones and melt spots. Even though this spot would be hard to session during full sunlight with normal gear on, Roon managed a fully poked welly one foot that will go down in history (footage of this awaits you as well at some point). Until then check out his haunts here.