We ventured over to Paris for The Tony Hawk show at the Grande Palais. The event was quite simply amazing. Thousands of people showed up to see the man himself killing the vert with the infamous 900!
Quiksilver’s 40th anniversary celebration in Paris, November 20-21, 2009. The event featured two days of skateboarding, music, art and fashion at the historic Grand Palais–culminating in a Saturday night finale featuring The Quiksilver Tony Hawk Show, followed by a concert with Dead By Sunrise (Chester Bennington of Linkin Park with his newest band) and a late night with DJ Mix Master Mike.
This was the first action sports event ever held inside the Grand Palais, with the largest vert ramp ever built in Europe and an immense street course open to skaters of all ages and skill levels–free of charge–for the entire two days. And a Street Contest Invitational featured a prize purse of 20,000 Euros. This was a rare and unique chance for pros and locals alike to skate inside one of the city’s massive historic monuments–for the last 109 years its held boxing competitions and horse racing but never before has it been open to skateboarding.
Tony Hawk Show (Sunday) is bringing friends such as skaters Andy MacDonald, Kevin Staab, Sandro Dias, Jean Postec, Sergie Ventura, Jesse Fristch, and four of the biggest names in international skateboarding will be our very special guests: Christian Hosoi, Daniel Cardone, Javier Mendizabal and Omar Hassan.
Big thanks to Quiksilver for hosting a brilliant event!