So as most of you are well aware by now, we were lucky enough to host the Second Annual SMLTalk Awards this past January at the Wonderbar, in Allston. Long story short, everything went off without a hitch. Short story longer, we premiered two local videos, handed out 7 awards, shook lots of hands, said what's up to a whole bunch of familiar faces, and somehow didn't burn the place down.
Of course, we had planned on recapping this event weeks ago, but as it goes, life happened and a whole bunch of stuff got in our way. We wanted to take the time now to personally thank everyone who came out to the event, have read our blog, or in any way back what we do - none of this would ever be possible without you, the scene here in Boston, or the overabundance of STUFF in Pat Duffy's pockets. This blog has and always will be something we do for fun, and we appreciate each and every one of you who have supported this little thing we got going on here.
Now, a month removed from the magic that was the SMLTalk SOTY Awards 2015 (even though it took place in 2016...whatever), lets recap all that unfolded that fateful night in Allston.
I. Video Premieres
0260 and Chinistix the Video go off without a hitch. A few notes:
-J. Cal might be the most reckless dude ever
-Music supervision was major-key
-Is Burke the gift that keeps on giving?
-Kruper curtains. Nothing like it
Chinistix the Video:
-Jesse Ciulla must have spent a lifetime editing this thing
-These dudes suffer just as much as they get completely ignorant
-Roasty? That boy VERY GOOD
-Dave and Donny skating to LCD pretty much made my life
A lovely showing from all.
We've waited all year for it. After months of heated debate, discovering Tommy Wisdom's craftsmanship is un-fuck-with-able, and internal dialogue, the winners were decided. Without further ado, we present to you this year's winners:
King of The Model: Steve House
Why? Dimepiece tatty-daddy
Spot Seeker: Tim Savage
Why? The Gem Video speaks for itself
Most Reckless Moment of the Year: Ariel Perl, overall instagram debauchery
Why? #apfamily takeover
Best Young Dude: Julien 'Roasty' Exantus
Why? Skates just as good as his attitude, and he skates real good.
Trick of the Year: Dillon Buss - Crooked grind in the Seaport
Why? How bout you crooked grind a waist-high semi-circle and ask me why.
Lifetime Achievement: Broderick Gumpright
Tears were shed.
SOTY: Andrew 'Squeeks' Whittier
Why? Most realest, best skating-est, nollie frontside heelflip nosegrind switch frontside heelflip out-est dude out
III. Regrettable Alcohol Consumption
After party at the Model? Of course. Things got wild, weird, and somehow didn't end in disaster...at least not until the following morning. I'll just leave a few photos here for reference.
And that's really all she wrote. Tommy Made the trophies, Humar and Pickard emcee'd the shit out of everything, Stiffler put the award videos together, and we tried not to die of brain aneurisms the entire time. All in all an incredible night, and psyched that from all I've heard, others seem to feel the same way.
We'd like to close with an ending, enormous thank you to Vans, Orchard, and Pabst Blue Ribbon (the holy trinity as far as we're concerned) for their immense, ongoing support which help us make these events so rad. Hope to see you all again next year!