Skate Crates – Ireland, June 2010 – Episode 3.
Partway through the week, the time came for us to pile into the hire van and make the journey north to Bundoran, to put on a demo at Sea Sessions Festival – which was the reason we were on the trip to Ireland in the first place. We stopped off at a playground in Enniskillen on the way to skate a rough bank spot, though most of the crew were already well on their way to being inebriated by that point. We arrived at the festival in the early afternoon; most people looked at the course (comprised of a midi ramp and a couple of other moveable objects) and decided their time would be better spent getting steaming. Matthew ‘Nev’ Nevitt took one of the most memorable slams I think I’ve ever documented, and Ben Grove vanished off proudly sporting his ill-advised Union Jack colourway Clarkes in search of Paul Weller.
Once safely back in Dublin the following day, we spent the last part of the trip visiting yet more parks and spots in order to wrap the article up and get enough footage for a clip. Conhuir Lynn magically reemerged from the Sea Sessions wilderness and hammered out two ‘In Progress’ bangers in close succession, whilst Grove, under the influence of one too many pints of Guinness, took it upon himself to close the trip off in typical style, producing one of the finest ‘victory gurns’ of all time as we were on our way to the airport.
“Come on, Liam!”
Featuring the aforementioned Grove, Conhuir and Nev, along with a hungover Ste Roe, Dave Watson, Gav Coughlan and Keith Walsh.
All previous episodes of Crates can be found here.