More than a thousand people turned out at Vans HQ in Cypress, CA on Thursday night to mark the release of the book, Vans: Off the Wall, Stories of Sole from Vans Originals by Doug Palladini. The evening mirrored the book in celebrating the community of board and bike legends, musicians and artists that have all helped Vans become the definition of laid back California style.
A crowd ranging from skate and surf icons Steve Caballero, Christian Hosoi, Geoff Rowley, Joel Tudor, Nathan Fletcher, Peter Townend, and Randy Rarick to musicians Greg Hetson of the Circle Jerks, Warren G, Joe Escalante of The Vandals and Andy Williams and Josh Newton of Every Time I Die were on hand. Los Mysteriosos, Steve Alba and Powerflex 5, Tony Alva and GFR and headliner TSOL provided the soundtrack on Vans’ new stage above the mini ramp.
Party goers enjoyed PBRs and Rockstar while taking in the new OTW Gallery featuring Steve Caballero, Neckface, Grime, Dennis McNett, Derek Albeck, Kime Buzzelli, Travis Millard, Parra, Oliver Peck, more than 20 artists interpretations of the Vans logo. The evening even saw a TV show filming as West Coast Customs unveiled their newest creation, the “Vans What If?” bus.
Many more images from the event follow after the jump.