Tony Hawk & friends do Mexico City
October 23, 2014
by Neal Hendrix
I have always equated being one of the skaters on The Tony Hawk and Friends Tour, to being the new bass player in Metallica – who’s name nobody knows (Robert Trujillo). You’re not the focus of attention, or the guy anyone talks about, but you get to do some pretty cool shit. This is what it looked like coming out to 20,000 screaming fans in Mexico City.
For someone like myself, who spent many years doing skate tours in stinky vans and on the floor of a Motel 6; I more than appreciate the plush confines provided on these trips. Come to think of it, maybe that is why Hawk invites primarily us veterans for these demos. The young kids might not be able to appreciate how far we have come.
The only tough thing about this one was it was a newly built local ramp (13.5′ x 32′)and we only got a few warm up runs before the big show.
Elliot Sloan “That demo was insane. The crowd was amazing. Definitely one for the books.”