Like last year's event, this year I started thinking
about where to have AoS-fest II around Springtime. Like last year,
Spring vacation plans, holidays, etc lead into the heat of the Summer,
so plans were delayed until Fall again. This was ok by me though because
Nashville had just opened their new skatepark around June, and I figured
it would be a great spot for this year's event....new park, fun town,
etc. Around August or so, I put the word out again....when and where
this year's AoS-fest would be going down. I must say right now, Lucius
"Lush" Carroll stepped up, volunteered his time and help
and began the task of calling on sponsors for this year's swag giveaways.
I could not have done that myself, and Lucious really ran with
it. Also, the good folks at SkateTN.com did their part in spreading
the word and getting the locals involved as well. Going into it, AoS-fest
II was looking good. Little did I know, it would far exceed my expectations
The following is the account from several individuals in attendance
for the event. Rather than a long-winded description of the goings-on
from my perspective soley, I thought it best to intermingle several
peoples' versions of the event. Our story tellers and/or witnesses are as follows:
AKA (*=Skull & Bones name)
AKA (*=Skull & Bones name)
Five Points Skateboards*
Brother of Tim, T2
Best advice .pick a "story teller" above and follow
their account straight through or for some fun and adventure,
read it all at once and try to keep up!
Zodiac13:Getting the hookup on
the rooms by Amorone. Sweet location, right in the heart of
the beast. Thanks! Whoever said Roebuck and Vestavia can't get
along was a filthy fucking liar. Mrs. Zodiac13 acted as "Den
Mother" and really enjoyed meeting everyone.
MODSKIN: I am so pissed I didn't
make this... To make a long story short, I had the battery stolen
out of my car for the second time this year. Luckily they did
not check the trunk, because I would have been out of my Real
bag full of clothes and both of my boards...so I guess I'm luckily
in that respect.
AlvaCollector: AOS II started
on Wednesday the 30th for me. After weeks of planning it was
finally the day to make the 6 hour trek to get the infamous
Jeep. I opted to get the Jeep and bring it home before driving
it to Nashville. I figured if it broke down I'd rather it did
on my way home than somewhere in Indiana(don't get me started
on Indiana). Sk8betty and I headed down to Decatur, Illinois
at 3pm, met up with the seller at 6pm and were home by 10pm.
Jeep ran like a charm, a charm with a non working gas needle
that is. My only complaint would be the stereo that would take
20 minutes to find a station and then lose the station once
you turned off the vehicle. Probably not a bad thing since the
speakers sounded like one of those two cans on a string contraptions
you made as a kid to communicate between house and fort.
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