UNDERGROUND DOGTOWN PARTY
August 8, 2003
hosted by JEFF HO, JUICE MAGAZINE and KOPING KILLER SKATEBOARDS
featuring FIST OF FURY at the Juice Magazine offices, Venice, CA
Photos by Dan Levy, Diana Carrasco Yegge
Friday night, August 8th, we partied punk-rock-skate-art style in Venice… JUICE MAGAZINE, KOPING KILLER SKATEBOARDS and JEFF HO/ZEPHYR PRODUCTIONS hosted a party at the Juice Magazine office on Zephyr Court and Market Street in Venice, CA.
The office walls were transformed into a skateboard art gallery and filled with displays of special limited edition Jeff Ho skateboards hand-painted by Ho and special limited edition Koping Killer Skateboards. Also on display was the collector’s edition Z-Cult Venice Pavilion longboard by Jesse Martinez.
At 9PM there was live O.G. punk rock by FIST OF FURY. The boyz rocked all of Venice for over an hour with an original set spiced with a cover of the S.T. “Facist Pig” thrown in for respect and a cover of Aggression’s “Intense Energy”. R.I.P. Henry Knowles…
Fist of Fury floored the crowd with machine gun drummer Bud Lopez on the skins, and slick and heavy DT bass by Dave Flynn and guitar by the famous Luichi Mayorga. With new guitarist, Luichi, (former Suicidal Tendencies bass player) in place, the D.T. S.T. tradition carries on. This was the first time Fist of Fury had played in three months after ex-guitar player Mike Pacquin left the band and Luichi decided to pick up the guitar and join Murray’s FIST OF FURY.
After the punk rock attack, Dan Levy (Juice Magazine) started the hour long raffle of the 140 pounds of skateboarding product that had been donated for the event – 14 boards, 9 sets of wheels, 8 sets of trucks and a gang of t-shirts, DVDs and CDS. Donations to the raffle included product from Z-Cult Skateboards, Juice Magazine, Koping Killer Skateboards, Jeff Ho/Zephyr Productions, Grind King, Venice Breakwater, Bulldog Skates, Z-Flex, Carver Skateboards, Santa Monica Airlines, Alva Skateboards, Tracker, Cove Surf Co, Z Sports Distribution, Skaterbrained Girls Apparel, Shitfire Wheels, Red Bull and many more. $1 of each raffle ticket went to Christian Hosoi’s legal fund. Thanks to everyone that donated to the raffle or the beer fund or bought a t-shirt or a raffle ticket.
At one point in the evening, you could look around and see three generations of Dogtown – the original Zephyr competition team, the ’80s Dogtowners, the ’90s Boyz and the VSA army that holds it down now as well as the children of all of the above. San Diego, San Francisco, Hollywood, Malibu, East LA, Brea, Costa Mesa, Long Beach and H.B. were in the house. There were folks from Florida, Washington, Virginia, Massachusetts and Japan. It was a party full of people that love skateboarding and punk rock and who don’t just talk about it but support it every day in a very real way.
The coolest thing was that everyone got along and everyone had a good attitude. There were no fights; not even an argument… Everyone was cool and everyone had fun. The band played and there wasn’t a cop in sight all night long. It was rad. It was a full night of partying in Venice and no one fell off the roof and no one got arrested. It was one of the best parties we’ve ever had and we want to thank everyone for being there!
The list of attendees included: Jeff Ho, Paul Constantineau, Wentzle Ruml IV, Neil Stratton, Greg Falk, Babette Vanderploeg, Pat Kaiser, John Palfreyman, John Ruggio, Jesse Martinez, Billy Wahl, Jesse Sira, David Phillips, Jimmy The Greek, Heidi Fitzgerald, Rose Bernfeld, Benji Galloway and his dog Andrecht, Bud Lopez, Luichi Mayorga, Dave Flynn, Pat Barris, Jimmy V, Davon Morgan, Ennis Miller, John O’Shei, Pat Ngoho, Ivan Hosoi, Jen Hosoi, Jay Smith, Jake Piasecki, Bill Sargeant, Roland “Cholo” Sanchez, Joe Iacovelli, John Stekl, Patrice Gibbs, Cris Dawson, Anni Rodgers, Joey Tran, Pep, Kelly Jackson, Sam Jackson, Travis from 1984/Northridge, Margo Beldon, Leslie Stone, Floyd, Pete Rodriguez, Canal Rat, Tibby Rothman, Simon Elbling, Jimmy Tavarez, Emily, Masao, Mr. Electric, Rene Carrasco, Otaki Hiroshi, Wally Inouye, Chuck (Crooks), Bob Biniak, Charlene Biniak, Rich Zuccarello, Ray Flores, Tim, Doug Mukai(Chiat Day), Orin Harold, Mike Lohr, Jeff Bender, Maria Morello, Jed Harold, Marisol Aragon, Andrea Blaine, Brad Ellman, Bart Saric, Heidi Muzhik, Luis Mendez, Jereme “Stoney” Schadler, Donald Cassel, Patrick Iaconis, Jerry Lukas, Marlene Lukas, Charlie Crank, Rich Salas, Brian Snapp, Larry Schuster and his dog Stinky, Nate Sanchez, Aarec Baker, Doug Mukai, Mark Vercelli, Adrian Hurtado, Scott Pellet, Richie Bronshaq, Julie Vlasak, Josh, Megan Leach, Cesar De La Rocha, Davey Boy Dahlin, Janet Dahlin, Dazzle, Dave Hegstrom, Tito, Turtle, Andre Mercado, Nate Sanchez, Orion and many more.
The party went on until after midnight and then split off to the Townhouse and the Globe right next door. After the show, Murray and the boys went across town to see Luichi play bass in his other band Horny Toad. (Louie is just a bad ass all around musician.)
We would like to say a special thanks to all the guys in Fist of Fury for playing at the party. It was epic. Special thanks to Dan Levy, Jeff Ho, Babette, Cris Dawson, Greg Falk, Neil Stratton, Ennis Miller, Margo Beldon and Annie Rodgers. Thanks to all our neighbors – Eli Holzman, John Tulley, Bruce Wickens, David Schow, Marisol Aragon, Jed Harold, the girls downstairs. And a very special thanks to Cucoloris Films, and Cindy and Marisol Aragon for the hook-up on the catering.
Side Note: Pat Ngoho and Ivan Hosoi brought their art show poster over earlier in the week to the Juice Magazine museum. The show, held last week at Gallery Paris, featured art by Pat Ngoho and Ivan Hosoi.