I’m trying to figure out how to say this without sounding negative, but I can’t really do it. I hate events. Sure, they are a chance to see some of the best riding/skating, easy content, and a gathering of friends, but for me they are work! And not just work, but work that usually falls over a weekend! So instead of getting to work in my garden, go skateboarding, or do any of the other things I would like to do with my free time, I get to hustle for the shot then go home and edit until the wee hours so that I can satisfy my own personal insanity by having the first coverage of the event up.
That said, there are worse events to go to than the Trifecta (or Bi-fecta as it ended up being this year.) Both stops were near my house, and I took a mellow approach to my coverage, not showing up until the pros started skating. The Tigard event was more entertaining than Pier Park, and 12 year olds are better at skating than most of the older dudes. (Sorry guys, being too cool to wear pads isn’t helping your career after all!) Check out my full galleries on YoBeat here.
Next weekend Dew Tour is in town, and since I don’t even care a little bit about it, and attempting to shoot it is miserable due to over-zealous security, I will be skipping in entirely. And that, is my kind of event.