Paine's World: A Benefit for Paine's Park

Philadelphia Weekly

June 25, 2008

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Paine’s World: A Benefit for Paine Park


Paine’s World: A Benefit for Paine’s Park

Sat. June 28, 9pm. $22. With Yah Mos Def, Broadzilla, Emynd & Bo + Rock Tits. Urban Outfitters Facility, Philadelphia Navy Yard. www.painesparkproject.org

Get up, stand up people. Calling all skateboarders, ex-low rollers and the girls who bravely loved them. The Paine’s Park crew are stepping up to bridge the gap between half-pipes and pipe dreams that’s marred our street culture since the not-so-great LOVE Park skating ban of 2002. They’re holding the deed to 2.5 acres of city land and envision Vision Street Wear back on board. Organizers are actively seeking creative partnerships to make it happen, so they’re throwing a benefit party down in Urban Outfitters’ space at the Navy Yard to raise funds. Twenty bucks gets you open beer bar sponsored by Triumph and Pabst, and free transportation via a big yellow bus from five spots in Center City (see the website for pickup locations) that’ll run from 8:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Art by Obama-obeyer Shepard Fairey, octopus chandelier master Adam Wallacavage and fellow Space 1026er Andrew Jeffrey Wright will be auctioned off. Meanwhile, Red Bull has sponsored a 25-by-30-foot skate ramp built inside the Urban O building, and the Nocturnal skate crew will rock pro skating demonstrations, getting you to talk smack about how cool you were back when you had a Winona sticker on your board. Liar. (Joshua Valocchi)

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