Sunday, January 30, 2011


So after Agenda I biked. I biked to a Seven Eleven, while taking photos along the way.

They had some 4Loko. Unfortunately it was just the alcohol only formulation. 

I was riding along the Anaheim stadium parking lot and recording my ride along the path to the Amtrak station there. I thought it was a wide open parking lot and the area was not lit very well. I hit a fence and crash. I lost my glasses and was worried where those went before I thought of my camera. I found both shortly.

This is what I got aside from another skid near my ankle. I was wearing shorts so the cuts were pretty apparent.

I got to the rail pretty early as I had two hours between the time of the train and the end of Agenda. I ended up taking some random photos including this What Did You Wear picture and the screen for the stadium, and the rail path.

This picture below to the right is a black and white photo which I took in North Hollywood I believe on the walk to Wingstop.

I saw some stars, including this one and the famous Roosevelt Hotel which has been used in many movies I believe before. 

This to the left is the Mann Theater which is used for a majority of super movie premiers and famous people shit. The In-N-Out we walked by on the way to the place below.

This is the hood as fuck Wingstop. It is small and in a strip mall sort of place. They do not even have a way to take your order except via a blank book of white notepads that the workers write down on manually. The place had strawberry Fanta, that was like heaven to my lips out here. This is the inside with Kelly standing to the right there.

I ordered five of the Lemon Pepper and five of the "Atomic" wings. Each with bones, which is not what Kelly likes. The Atomic hotness is very on par with the Blazing from Buffalo Wild Wings. I felt it the next morning and early half of that day.

Finger licking good is what they were. I clean my wings down to the bone.

After Wingstop, I trekked back and took more photos with my hosts. The left photo is a plaque that is on the Jimmy Kimmel Show building. Freemasonry :O. This on the right is the Ripley's Believe It Or Not tour building. I think it costs like twenty bucks or some shit to go into. I believed not.

Marilyn Monroe's star on the Walk Of Fame and the Kodak Theater. Apparently tickets for movies are like fifteen dollars or something. This is ludicrous in comparison to Minnesota's five dollar movies.

This is the church of Scientology and of Tom Cruise along with the other sheep of that religion. The cops doing stupid shit again. They were so abundant in Los Angeles. I heard more sirens and horns in the two days that I was in California than the years I have been in Minnesota, combined.

This is a cool sign, that is paradoxical.


Friday, January 28, 2011

Podge For Sale

I have some things for sale. See the blog listing. NO I CAN NOT GET DIFFERENT SIZES. I do take requests though, and I will see what I can do.


So before I was riding the Amtrak as I catalogued that. I was cool. I got off and rode my bike with backpack in shorts to Agenda. I sort of nearly got lost as I had sense of direction since landing in California. I finally got around to the Marriott asking some girl that was actually walking from it. I rode by some gorgeous palm trees as well. I did not take photos outside as it did not it my mind. I began taking photos inside, but mostly broad shots because I did not want to be the asshole that companies get mad at for taking pics of next season and such of things out early and all, even though everyone was doing that from what I noticed. Seeing personalities and owners and representatives in real life is interesting, so are peoples persistence. Unfortunately, I was just here to browse and explore since I do no 'buying' as I am more of a 'merchandiser'.

This is a installation by a painting crew for Agenda I think on the left here. The photo on the right is a picture of the aisle to Vans which I was going to check out, but they went "Do you have an appointment sir?" and guided me out.

The left photo was the open space of people without egos, such as Famous Stars And Straps and Rogue Status for example. Primer here were some smaller upstart brands. It is kind of interesting when Agenda is suppose to be for smaller brands, yet has to have a section for smaller upstarts, yet still caters to GIANT such as Obey and SkullCandy with enormous booth sizes/spaces.

SkullCandy DJ in the lobby of the Agenda event tuning and the Huf booth in the Berrics booth. Highlight of Huf was the Eat Drink Skate Fuck analog clock, which is a triple collaboration with another brand Skate Mental I think.

This here is Paul Rodriguez's shop and brand Primitive, which to the right picture is Paul and Eric Koston in the NikeSB(here is the irony I spoke about above with 'smaller brands") booth that was very spacious and more congregating than 'selling'.

This is Axion(pronounced action), an older once extinct skate shoe company. This brand just began again with investment and backing from Circa distribution. They have a college fun vibe adolescent vibe with the beer pong and reps and skate team and girls at their booth.

To the right of Axion, was The Hundreds Footware, which was a seperate entity from The Hundreds clothing booth, in another floor room. The footware seems to have grown including a pump-like hightop shoe from what I remember. I eventually met up with Lyndsay Siegel of Scion representation who is the one who flew me out here. We had lunch and chatted a little with another guy, Chris?, of another skate shop in Denver I believe, I forgot due to my ADD, as well. I had some rye bread with roast beef and potato salad with Pepsi. The total for that was eleven something; I went what the hell thats pricey.

Shake Junt is another skatewear goods company which had a cool display. The details are behind this display which were in front hiding the good stuff by enticing you to go in. The right photo is stiFusion, which is a new way to create a vulcanized shoe. It was a manufacturing company I believe, resulting in the shoes being lighter and more durable, by eliminating the rim wrap and other things while keeping the support. 

This is a display of one of the shoes for Axion and all their people had their shoes on. This red pair on the right foot caught my eye. The cost ranges from sixty to eighty dollars about I believe.

This left photo is Axion again and the right photo is of Krew's booth. That booth contains a tap of like Miller, Bud, Coors I think or something for its buyers with an all black long booth theme

This is another better view of the tap, along with an image stretching out Obey's size and booth space. Do they need more? Quantity equal quality of a brand?

Converse had a private affair similar to Krew and many others with a half open and half closed space here in these photos.

Axion had examples of their skated pairs showing they do last.

This is another photo section that was on display from different angles. One of the pieces was by members of the Seventh Letter crew I believe.

Flexfit collaboration exclusives for Agenda. There wast more but I decided not to show those.

This is an image of what the neon signs look like with the image. I sort of under exposed the photo to enhance the neon signs.

The Marriott front lobby. I was not staying here unfortunately.

Agenda ended at six in the evening, but there was bowling and pool at the 300 Bowling alley free after and such with Snoop Dogg spinning and brought out Wiz Khalifa for the Black And Yellow remix performance which was free for Agenda attenders. I did not attend that as my train to leave was at eight, thanks Kelly for buying me early tickets. I should have just biked from Anaheim to Los Angeles or hitch-hiked back some way after the event:(

More picture and stories of the rest of my night in the next posting.

Joi gin