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50/50 at Fun Fun Fun Fest
In addition to the unbelievable lineup that played Austin, Texas' annual Fun Fun Fun Fest last weekend -- Slayer and Snoop, anyone? -- a small art show benefiting the construction of a skatepark in the nearby town of Taylor was held on site at Auditorium Shores. The lot of 40 artist-customized skateboard decks showcased at FFF Fest was but a tantalizing preview of the 125 that will be on display and up for auction at the show's final exhibition on Nov. 22 at Vuka in Austin. Pictured here is commercial photographer Brent Humphreys, the man responsible for creating the 50/50 show and also coordinating the BMX and skateboarding stage at the event. Click through for a look at some of the show's best.
Unlocking The Truth
Unlocking the Truth -- a metal band made up of two 12-year-olds hailing and slaying from Brooklyn, N.Y. -- totally blew minds at Fun Fun Fun Fest. These kids rock harder than your dad and can skate a street course like no kid's business.
Some of the amazing artists and their decks on display at the 50/50 show. Clockwise from top left: Thomas Hooper, Tim Kerr, Cary Jackson and Brett Stiles.
Stephen Egerton (left) and Karl Alvarez (holding skateboard), from legendary punk band The Descendents, pose with 50/50 curator Brent Humphreys after autographing the deck painted by the band's famous longtime artist Chris Shary.
Some of the 40 decks on display at the 50/50 preview show. Artists who have contributed to the full set of 125 decks include Jason "The Kid" Adams, Billie Joe Armstrong, Aaron Draplin, Steve Caballero, Sandy Carson, Mat Hoffman, Taj Mihelich, Steve Olson, Jeremy Wray and Michael Sieben, among others.
Since Christian Hosoi cancelled the Fun Fun Fun Fest vert demo, Embassy's Virginia Beach, Va., pro Colin Graham paid tribute to him with a Christ air.
Ship It Good
Fun Fun Fun festivalgoers check out the one-of-a-kind decks on offer at the 50/50 exhibit. The show was held in a nifty studio-lit shipping container that saw heavy foot traffic all weekend long.
Anyone and everyone can have fun at Fun Fun Fun Fest, and no one says no to Slayer. This was one of the best moments of the festival.
Fun Fun Fun Fest vert demo BMXers went off this year as much as the bands that played on all four stages. Simon Tabron, like Slayer, showed no mercy in treating his fans to a cranked can can lookback.
Skateboard legend and artist Steve Olson high-fives after a body-painting session during Fun Fun Fun Fest. Participating kids created one-off art pieces using body slides on canvas with acrylic paint. The finished works will be included in the benefit for the Taylor skatepark.
Milo Goes to Austin
The Descendents rock a packed crowd. We don't wanna grow up either.