My Weekend – Kevin Jones

Jeff asked me to write something about this past weekend and I have typed about 10 different things and then deleted them all.  They were all on the same thing.  All about how much stress and work it is getting ready for these things and in the end it is all worth it.  We always say thank you to everyone who helped and came out and had fun, which with out all of you there would be no point.  I even wrote something about how proud I was to be a skater in Des Moines and how much the rest of you kick ass, but you guys know that already.  We have said it 1000 times, Subsect loves you all.

Instead I am choosing to tell you about it from my view, me Kevin.

I love skateboarding.  Since I was 10 years old it has been in my life.  I love everything about it.  I love working this skate shop.  Not a day goes by that I don’t think about how happy I am that Heath, Jeff, and Dan gave me a call one day.  I truly love those guys and would do anything for them.  If it wasn’t for them I would not have got to be bros with one of the best bros EVER, Leo Romero.  I love this guy.  He embodies everything I love about skateboarding.

O.K back to this weekend.  The guys surprised me with a private showing of the video a few hours before the premier, which was the best thing ever.  So as I sat there in the dark, video about to start, and I got a little teary eyed.  For one I was happy my bros thought of me enough to think about giving me this showing.  To think about being that 10 year old kid who fell in love with skateboarding all those years ago and to think about how much skateboarding has given to me.  I was even just happy to think about all the people that would fill that theater later that night and get that same feeling, the feeling of being stoked.

So back to the night.  I was so happy to see all of you come out and enjoy yourselves.  You got to see a great video and hang with some great bros.  Now for you 21 and up people, you also got to see a kick ass band.  Me and Leo have been talking about him doing a show here for a long time, so for it to finally happen was the best thing ever.  They gave us a good show, we gave them a good crowd.  I could tell you all kinds of funny after party stories,but all I will tell you is “you should’ve been there”

I would like to say thank you to Jeff, Dan, and Heath for everything.  I would thank Leo for being the best bro ever.  I would like to thank the whole Subsect family for being there and helping us with everything.  I would like to say thanks to Cuates for nailing it at the show.  I would like to thank Jon Miner and Timothy Nickloff for coming out and having fun with us.  Jon Miner you made a wonderful video that I will watch over and over again.  I would like to thank Iowa Historical building for letting us do the video there and for putting up with us.  Same to you Beechwood for letting us have a great time at your bar.  I am always amazed that Jared lets us come back.  I would like to thank Emerica for being all what I think is cool in skateboarding and that is skating and bros.  My last thank you goes to my wife.  Thank you for letting me be apart of it all.  Thanks for becoming bros with my bros.  Thanks for letting everyone stay at the house and making them all those cookies.  You are the best. THANK YOU SKATEBOARDING!

All photos by Grant Puckett