It’s 5:30 a.m here in Las Vegas and I am sitting in the airport just chillin out until my flight. I am going to post up two reviews, one from the Brighton Ain’t Ready premiere and then one from Give D! Summer of Rot to keep me entertained for a bit.
The wildest thing about the Brighton Ain’t Ready premiere was the fact that half the dudes in the video were sitting right there watching it too. That was one of the weirdest things to do because if a clip was awesome, you couldn’t get too excited, or if it was a little sketchy you couldn’t say ..eh.. Well, I am sure you could but I wasn’t going to be the guy to find out what happens if you do.
So the whole story behind the Brighton Ain’t Ready video is the Seventies Distro took all of the companies they distribute’s teams and let them crash in an apartment. Every few weeks a new team would come in and they would all go out riding and filming for the dvd. It was a pretty awesome idea in my opinion. It is awesome because you get all these different personalities and put them in the same spots and they all can produce different things.
I am not saying the whole video is a repeat of spots though. It wasn’t all that repetitive at all really. Brighton must have a shit load of spots because it didn’t seem like they were stressing it too much either.
So for the riders you have Federal, Duo, Fremont/Lotek, Hoffman, Kink, Little Devil (R.I.P), Macneil, Mutiny, Orchid, Integral, Subrosa, Shadow Conspiracy, Terrible One, and Tree. So, take all your favorite pros from those teams and then imagine a video of them riding some really amazing spots. Yeah, there wasn’t a shortage of awesome.
If you recall, I don’t really try and go too into detail on what riding goes down just because so many people get pissed if I say a trick that happens. Acting like I posted the video on Youtube for you cheap asses to watch. Ha! So that is about all I can really say. Amazing riders, amazing riding, amazing spots.
The filming and editing was great. They took a lot of time to get it together and that is very obvious. The filming was real smooth, good colors, with a lot of really good angles. The editing side of things was real good too. Clips weren’t cut out early, they went together well, and they managed to get from one crew to the next, one rider to the next smooth and keep it entertaining.
The video was like 40 minutes long if I remember right (I watched a few other videos this past week so I am getting the length a bit confused) and it honestly didn’t feel like it at all. I was real entertained and actually pretty bummed when it was all over.
The music was also really good. It had a good mix of everything and it wasn’t over the top ever. No heavy rap, no heavy rock, just really chill music that went with the riding really well.
If you are a street rider I advise you to at least check this out once. If you ride BMX in general I think you would enjoy it. They put 6 months of riding into it, with amazing riders, awesome personalities and good spots.
As of right now since it just premiered earlier this month, and then at Interbike so it isn’t at any of the mailorders yet. I am sure in the next two weeks it should be available everywhere so keep your eyes open. You won’t be disappointed.
Brighton Ain’t Ready! DVD Trailer . . . from Seventies Distribution on Vimeo.