Leave it to Earl Sweatshirt to pull a fast one on us and start off his FYF set on Sunday with Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing,” inciting giggles and cheers from the audience. Although the young rap star just announced his break from non-stop touring since the release of his album Doris, he gave his all for his last performance at FYF and managed to put some smiles on the crowd after the day drama of long lines and way-too-hot temperatures.
Did you know that Vans used to make custom cheerleading shoes? Steve Van Doren gave us the scoop: In the late ’60s and through the ’70s, this photo was used as an advertisement for custom-made cheer shoes. People could bring in their own fabrics, and then the shoes were made in the Vans factory in Anaheim. It only took 19 days. Go, fight, win!
My Rules, a new book by Glen E. Friedman features some of the best of Glen’s photos from around the incarnation of skateboarding, hip hop and hardcore music. Iconic photos of Tony Alva, Rodney Mullen to Minor Threat and the Beastie Boys. Some are published here for the very first time. Watch Glen get together with longtime friend and collaborator Ian MacKaye at Dischord House, just outside of Washington DC, to discuss some of the photographs in Glen’s forthcoming book MY RULES.