Following the tranquilly of a private opening party last Thursday night, the new VANS DQM General opened up to its larger circle of friends and family with a gnarly event at the House of VANS space in Brooklyn the night after. Headlined by Venice Beach’s own Mike Muir and Suicidal Tendencies, nearly a thousand people swam through an ethereal mixture of adrenaline, excitement, sweat, and blood. It was almost for certain that with the appearance of Suicidal Tendencies on stage, a mosh-pit would be somewhere nearby. After 90-minute of pure enthrallment with the gathered crowd, the band invited their fans on stage to close out the performance. Of course for those who wanted no part of the body surfing, an outdoor yard with food and drink was the ideal setting to catch-up with friends. All told, it was a skate party to end all skate party of Summer 2011.
Photography: Bryan Derballa