“Oh My God! It’s a mosh pit!” gleefully screamed a group of attendants at last night’s private party for Paul Rodriguez and the Nike SB team. Indeed, it was a mosh pit at the urging of hip-hop star Gucci Mane as he took centerstage at Nike Stadium New York. A gathering of old and new, party goers saw the likes of Dave Oritz, Eric Elms, Alex of Supreme, Ray from Mighty Healthy. Graffiti icon Stash flew red-eye from Las Vegas just for the event. Another surprise visitor was James Jebbia, founder of Supreme, who swung by for a brief greeting.
The celebration was to mark the last day of Nike SB Team in the Big Apple, in part as an inauguration to P-Rod’s new signature shoe, the Nike Zoom Paul Rodriguez 4 (or Zoom P-Rod IV for short), but mostly, it was meet and greet the thousands of fans that lined up Rucker Park, stores, and skate spots all over New York City the last 4 days. In addition, the event also marked the opening of a temporary Nike SB store featuring all of the P-Rod footwear and apparel collection.
Towards the end of the night, security had to tempered down the moshing when unannounced, Lil’ Kim pounced onto the stage for a brief duet. Indeed, it was a wild night to remember.