This was a day to remember…, Here’e the re-cap from my Live Blog of Ronnie Fieg Asics GTll “Ultra-Marine” release at David Z. You’ll see 40+ photos of all the people there, including Marcus Troy, Theophilus London, sQMunro and the man of the hour himself, Ronnie Fieg. This is the third time I cover an RF release at David Z and I have to say, this was the most exciting and exhausting one of them all. So many people showed up (65+ people showed up in the end), including the first 6 people camping out at around 12:00am, the day of release. CRAZY! With that said, I would take that into consideration for the next release which will happen very soon and of course, I’ll be there covering it. Let’s get to it than..
The image above is Nick Rozay, Ryan Blackway, Eddie and yours truly wearing the RF “The Cove” and Nicekicks 2.0. below you’ll see the first people online since the early morning hours. It was really chilly too. Just look at the campers with their blankets below
[My dude Eddie representing]
Here’s part of the RF Team, Nick Rozay and Ryan Blackway.
As promised, Ronnie Fieg bought the first group breakfast and this is Nick getting the iPad ready for the orders. Than, when RF got there, he saw all the people and decide to buy them all breakfast.
Free breakfast? Oh yeah, got mine! Egg, Cheese and Ham. When these were served, everyone woke up. People were chatting, laughing and just talking about shoes. It was a good vibe all around here. The way it should be.
Team member Adam Zee chomping away!
When the store manager showed up to open the store, more people came through.
This was the cause of June 3rd’s server crash and sell out. #UltraMarine
Nick Rozay getting ready to take sizes off the list as they are sold.
sQMunro and Marcus Troy
going, going, going…
This David Z customer was a trip. He was just as excited as all of us so I had to take a picture of him. Classic! No, he didn’t get pair. He was there getting something else.
Adam Zee holding it down with RF as he signs boxes.
This was the last of the crowd outside. After this, it was over.
This is when the shoes jumped back online after the server crashed.
I wanted to keep this image for last because it means a lot to me. Here’ s a bunch of the guys posing with one of the NYC sidewalk cleaners. This guy was so much fun. When he got there in the morning, he was blaming everyone for the messy sidewalks and streets near the David Z store area. He said, “Ya’ll from Brooklyn, because it looked like a Brooklyn party happened out here.” He had everyone laughing in the crowd and put smiles on their faces. He stayed around the area for a little bit joking around and than, he asked to have his picture taken with some of the guys. This to me was the highlight of my day when covering the event. It’s moments like these, that remind me what NYC is about.
Unfortunately, I didn’t get his name, but I’m sure he will be there on the next release. At least I hope so because I’m gonna make a few prints of these and wanna give him one. This one’s going in a frame on my wall.
All Photography By Angel Gonzalez/Vagrant Sneaker© 2011. All rights Reserved.