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Leo Fitzpatrick Breaks Down ‘90s Culture & Drops a Playlist for Cell Vision

Leo Fitzpatrick is one of our favorite New York personalities. That’s why we tapped him to be one of the first handful of guests on Mission Statement. He’s always entertaining and insightful, and guaranteed to make you laugh out loud at least once if you get into a conversation with him. Cell Vision just dropped a lengthy interview with Leo in which he breaks down ‘90s culture to a tee, and also drops a playlist that you may want to check out over the weekend.

Yeah, when I first started skating, I didn’t know anything about music, but older kids were wearing Smiths shirts, Fugazi, all this stuff. But as those kids stopped skating and we got a little older, around 14 is when rave culture and skating collided. And ravers looked like skaters, skaters looked like ravers. Stores like X-Large is where everybody would hang out and buy the clothes, Liquid Sky… So now you have like all these skaters going to raves, you’d listen to hip hop all day, then you’d listen to The Orb all night. But you, know, it was weird because on the darker side of rave culture you had the goth side of things. So we’d be going to see My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult. But on acid, cuz it was like going to a rave, but a different thing. And that was really great too, and that’s kind of where my musical taste ended up, My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult and stuff like that. I just like the energy, like Butthole Surfers. Just the energy that’s in those records. I mean, nothing can really beat Bad Brains and H.R.’s energy, but getting that level of energy is so sick to me.

Read the entire interview here, and check the tunes below.

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Skating Across Borders Mini Ramp Jam Registration Now Open

This year’s Skating Across Borders charity event will be held on May 21st from 4:00 pm to 11:00 pm at the Green Bench Brewing, St. Petersburg, Fl.

Presented by the Stoefs Studio in cooperation with the Skatepark of Tampa, the fundraiser features a mini ramp jam as well as live band performances.

Register at skateparkoftampa.com to join the mini ramp jam.

Proceeds from the event will benefit Board for Bros, a non-profit dedicated to providing skateboarding equipment, safe skate spots, and youth mentoring in their community.

Board for Bros will also have a tent during the event where they will be accepting old boards and skateboard parts that will be refurbished and given to kids who can’t afford their own.

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Monster Energy Crew to Kick Off Euro Tour

Ishod Wair, Grant Taylor, Aurelien Giraud, and the rest of the Monster Energy Crew will shred the best skate spots in Europe this summer in the upcoming Monster Euro Tour.

The tour is in partnership with local skate shops.

The first stop will kick off in Bristol on the 8th of May.

The rest of the tour schedule follows.

  • Hamburg – May 14
  • Berlin – May 17
  • Munich – May 21
  • Athens – June 5
  • Warsaw – June 10
  • Helsinki – July 1
  • Vienna – July 9
  • Tel-Aviv – September 3
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Watch the X Games Chiba 2022 live on YouTube and ESPN App

Hey X Games fans. You can catch X Games Chiba 2022 live from April 22-24 on the ESPN app and the X Games YouTube Channel.

You can find the schedule and the links to the live streaming for each game here and the full list of participating athletes here.

Two hours of event recap coverage will also air on ABC as part of the World of X Games series on May 14 and 21 from 2 – 3 p.m. ET.

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