I have been talking with Alex from Give D! for quite a while on AIM and e-mail. He even posts on here from time to time. I had a pretty good idea what Give D! was all about, or at least I thought I did until this week.
I spent this week hanging out with those guys during Interbike and I seriously doubt that if I wasn’t with them it wouldn’t have been nearly as amazing. Whatever you had heard about the crew wheather it be good or bad, forget it. They kick ass. That sums it up. That’s all you need to know. They get everyone super excited about everything and it makes for good times. You can be edge, or a crack head and still feel like you fit in when they go party. No, there was no crack involved in this past week I am just saying they probably party harder than those dudes anyways.
Back to my point! The Summer of Rot DVD!
Give D!’s version of the Electronical ad.
The video premiered at the Odyssey booth on Thursday at 4:20. It was pretty funny they made flyers and somehow they ended up all over Interbike. The crowd got pretty big. Infact, Alex got a threat from some D-Bag security guy saying that if people didn’t start moving out he would be paying for extra security. Whatever, the video was almost over and no extra security had to come. Just a bunch of kids stoked on BMX.
I am not going to lie, this video wasn’t filmed in HD, it wasn’t filmed to be super high quality. It was meant to show the good times had by them, which it did so good. They actually finished up the editing on Tuesday night, drove to Vegas to be there by Wednesday morning with the video in hand, but decided to wait till Thursday to show it. That just saws awesome all over it.
The riders are obviously guys like Dirt Ron, Chris Hervan, Hoang Tran, Kyle Hart to name a few you are probably more firmilliar with. The crew is pretty big though so don’t think they are the only good riders because that is a lie. In the video they ride some really good spots from parks, street, bowls, bongs.. I mean what? 420? 69? oh yeah.
The music was awesome. It had heavy hardcore stuff, all the way to “It’s Raining Men” so I am sure you can find at least one song that best fits you right? I am sure it is raining men all over your pants right now.. I know this.
If you were ever into any of the Give D! edits that ended up on pretty much every website due to awesomeness then you will like this DVD. If you didn’t like the edit, well, theres a good chance your friends did like the edits so you will probably end up watchin this.
It hasn’t hit the duplicators yet… Actually, it was only burned to a DVD-R so far. Expect it to start popping up all over for purchase in the next two weeks. Get stoked. I think they are selling it at least? I don’t know. Alex let me know!
420 69 all day.
Summer of Rot (Edit Party) from Give D! on Vimeo.