Half Cab Anniversary Party at the 2012 Vans Downtown Showdown
Posted 08/02/2012 by Vans Europe
The biggest skate event the Netherlands has ever seen will take over the historic Westergasfabriek of Amsterdam from the 2nd to the 4th August 2012. The infamous event has travelled the globe for 7 years and will bring a festival vibe to the shores of Amsterdam’s canals for 3 days of skateboarding, art, music and creative expression including a celebration of 20 years of the Iconic Vans Half Cab Shoe, hosted by Vans Legend Steve Caballero.
Twenty years, twenty skaters, twenty photos and one shoe, that will be the premise for the opening reception of the Vans Downtown Showdown Amsterdam. From Vans Skate Legend Steve Caballero to Stevie Williams, "Twenty,” a selection of images curated by Lance Dawes, celebrates the legacy of the iconic Vans Half Cab shoe. Custom waffle grip imprinted frames were made to highlight the master lensmen's work and to symbolize the “sole” of skateboarding. Vans Skate Legend and musician Ray Barbee will play music and Vans Skate Legend John Cardiel will play a DJ set while lucky attendees get to bump elbows with skate idols like Steve Caballero, Geoff Rowley and more. The exhibition at Transformerhuis in the Westergasfabriek at the Westerpark opens its doors at 17:00 the 2nd of August and is free and open to the public.
For more information on the Vans Downtown Showdown check out: Event website