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Sunday, August 19, 2012

Converse City Carnage 2012 at NYC, New York

New York City Carnage 2012
Skaters creating a Carnage on the east coast of Huntington Beach
Converse City Carnage 2012 at NYC, New York

Summer in New York City is chock full of skateboarding- and tune-related events. Some of them are good, some of them blow away, some of them are free, and some cost somewhere in the ballpark of one crapton. The overlap rate of the "good" and "free" events is miniscule. Maybe one, two per summer?

This weekend New York's Summer Good Times Venn diagram has something falling solidly in the "intersection" category. Converse's City Carnage: NYC is a two-day event featuring skating and music, and the whole thing is for freesies. It starts tomorrow with a skate session at the Pier 62 park with the entire Converse team.

Because New Yorkers get sort of bored with overly organized events, they just give away money to the skaters who are most adept at destroying themselves and/or the concrete terrain. Hence the name “carnage.” It’s way more fun than the X-games and all that jockification of skateboarding crap you see on NBC and ESPN. Top-notch pros Rune Glifberg, Tom Remillard, Kenny Anderson, Freddy Gall, Zared Basset, Nick Trepasso, Sammy Bacca and Willy Ackers show up to skate with local troublemakers like John Gardener, Dan Carrero, TJ Shick, John Grigley, Colorado and Ivory Serra and it’s basically a beautiful bloody mess of a great time.

Then, on Saturday, Sleigh Bells will headline a free concert with JEL and Mr. Dream in that field right next to the park. If you did not make it to the show, don't fret, here is the recap of what happened!!!

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posted by Xavier Lannes @ Sunday, August 19, 2012 


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