Wednesday 7th August 2019 was a very special day, not just for skateboarding but for an entire city. The Geoff Rowley VS series kicked off in conjunction with the good dudes at Vans and the mighty Lost Art shop, both pillars in skateboarding within their own right. The iconic bombed out church in Liverpool city centre that lost it’s interior but maintained the skeleton exterior of it’s structure during the second world war (where as a dock Liverpool received it’s fair share of air raids) was the magnificent location for this absolutely superb event to take place. Did we mention they built a mini ramp inside of this beautiful structure? Who would have thought 20 years ago anything like this would ever happen? Skateboarding is definitely for the community and strengthens cities.
As well as staple scouse locals and extended Lost art and Vans family (Hi Denis!), Geoff’s family made it down to celebrate his incomparable input to the skateboarding world, for which I feel has added mountains to this already adored community.
Special thanks to everyone at Vans, Lost Art and the bombed out church who made this event happen, especially Dave Mackey and Geoff himself. Also Christian Hosoi in Liverpool? Go ‘ed la!
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Photography below courtesy of the gorgeous Oliver Birch!
Genuinely cried with pride over this one.