Mark. Photo: Terri Craft

FULL MOON WEEKEND IN VENICE

Venice Art Cone Ladies. Photo: Terri Craft

FULL MOON WEEKEND IN VENICE
Photos: Terri Craft
Words: Terri Craft
June 14, 2003
Venice, CA

 

The full moon crazies are out in force. Ryan Tate is the first to show up after a long week of work on the new Kreper video ‘Kreep Show’. As we walked outside toward the Venice Breakwater we met up with Pete Ruiz and Jesse Martinez on their way to the skate spot where The Core Tour had invaded Venice for the weekend with lots of tents and banners… Jesse Martinez made his own Venice Boys banner space for the event. Past the circus tents is the Venice oasis of art. New art every day. The walls and tabletops buried in the sand are what remains from the Venice Pavilion. It’s actually legal to paint here thanks to a grassroots effort to make the walls a permanent artistic display area in Venice. When we got back to the Juice office, Johnny Manak and The Cliftons had arrived on their way to a gig at Heavy Metal Chuck’s birthday party in Redondo Beach. And The Cliftons brought ribs… The story goes something like this… They played a gig, got stiffed on the pay but ‘;found'; 70lbs of Danish ribs on their way out of the club. The Cliftons rock! The sun went down and The Full Moon Fest in Marina Del Rey was on. There was a fire-breathing runway show and great art… The show’s coordinator – Mina from Minawear – promoting the use of hemp. Here’s Matt Benware and his art. He’s moved from the self-created art gallery in his apartment to this group art show. We thought Derek Bellman just hung around the coffee shop all day but we were wrong. With a mix of digital photos and layers of paint, the effect is surreal. Nice work. The crazy thing about the Moonfest party is the cops came and shut down the party while Jeff Ho was bartending. Question is, ‘What did Ho do with all that rum?’ The Zephyr display – beach break fish model – three fin design for small waves individually airbrushed with metal flake paint and candy apple colors by Jeff Ho. Then it was time for punk rock at the Good Hurt. N9 – ‘Totally worth it.’ The Full Moon crazy part of this party was that the club owner had double booked the club with a hip hop show and a punk rock show at the same time. The 100+ punk rockers quickly convinced the club owner that the punk rock show would go on. VSA commando, GerI Lewis, let the mob in for free and then stirred up the pit. The place was out of control by the end of the 2nd song. Mark has the best O.G. D.T. slam style. The lil’ homeys. Davon, Little Nicky, Little Richard and Aarec Baker handle business. The first N-9 show, that almost wasn’t, became another memorable chapter in D.T. history. Classic punk rock mayhem. A perfect full moon weekend in Venice.

Venice art oasis. Photo: Terri Craft Venice art oasis. Photo: Terri Craft

N9 Geri Lewis. Photo: Terri Craft N9 Geri Lewis. Photo: Terri Craft

GK art man. Photo: Terri Craft GK art man. Photo: Terri Craft

Core Tour Circus: Photo: Terri Craft Core Tour Circus: Photo: Terri Craft

N9 at the Good Hurt Club. Photo: Terri Craft N9 at the Good Hurt Club. Photo: Terri Craft

GK art Matt Ben Ware. Photo: Terri Craft GK art Matt Ben Ware. Photo: Terri Craft

Core Tour Jesse and Pete. Photo: Terri Craft Core Tour Jesse and Pete. Photo: Terri Craft

Mosh to N9. Photo: Terri Craft Mosh to N9. Photo: Terri Craft

Cliftons Eat Ribs 2. Photo: Terri Craft Cliftons Eat Ribs 2. Photo: Terri Craft

Moon Fest 4. Photo: Terri Craft Moon Fest 4. Photo: Terri Craft

Pat Baries of N9 sings while Ennis Miller leads the pit. Photo: Terri Craft Pat Baries of N9 sings while Ennis Miller leads the pit. Photo: Terri Craft

Cliftons Ribs. Photo: Terri Craft Cliftons Ribs. Photo: Terri Craft

Pit and band. Photo: Terri Craft Pit and band. Photo: Terri Craft

Mark. Photo: Terri Craft Mark. Photo: Terri Craft

Lil homeys. Photo: Terri Craft Lil homeys. Photo: Terri Craft

Moon Fest 2 Fire. Photo: Terri Craft Moon Fest 2 Fire. Photo: Terri Craft

Moon Fest 5. Photos: Terri Craft Moon Fest 5. Photos: Terri Craft

GK Crowd. Photo: Terri Craft GK Crowd. Photo: Terri Craft

Cliftons Eat Ribs 1: Photo: Terri Craft Cliftons Eat Ribs 1: Photo: Terri Craft

Moon Fest 3 Butt. Photo: Terri Craft Moon Fest 3 Butt. Photo: Terri Craft

Core Tour Z Cult. Photo: Terri Craft Core Tour Z Cult. Photo: Terri Craft

Venice Full Moon. Photo: Terri Craft Venice Full Moon. Photo: Terri Craft

Venice Art Wall 3. Photo: Terri Craft Venice Art Wall 3. Photo: Terri Craft

Cliftons On Roof. Photos: Terri Craft Cliftons On Roof. Photos: Terri Craft

The Band. Photo: Terri Craft The Band. Photo: Terri Craft

GK Art Darren: Photo: Terri Craft GK Art Darren: Photo: Terri Craft

Venice Art Wall 2. Photo: Terri Craft Venice Art Wall 2. Photo: Terri Craft

Venice Art Cone Ladies. Photo: Terri Craft Venice Art Cone Ladies. Photo: Terri Craft

Core Tour Ryan. Photo: Terri Craft Core Tour Ryan. Photo: Terri Craft

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