Active Bakersfield is now officially open! We kicked things off with a Vans BBQ & Team signing, mystery gift cards, games of S.K.A.T.E., overall a fun time for everyone. Thanks to all who cruised out and kicked it! Here are some photos from the opening.
We brought in some final things the night before
First dudes in line were stoked! These dudes stayed since 1pm the day before the opening and camped out. Hardcore!
Meet the Bakersfield squad
dinner the night before across the street at Eureka! Burger
the next morning, all the homies lined up!
game of S.K.A.T.E. to keep the dudes excited till we open
Social Media for socks
Shop manager Matt Keaveny poppin bottles, it’s open!
the first dude in line, Lucas, no instagram. Deserved some gear for waiting so darn long till the opening!
come on in!
Esmail Mawjee & Greg Wilson
behind the scenes!
Benji the dog
Assistant Manager, Sam Valdez on front of a photo he took at the local D.I.Y. spot, “Kern Side”
Christian Hosoi gets bombarded with signatures & photo ops
Vans team riders, Dustin Dollin, Elijah Berle, Chima Ferguson, & Christian Hosoi taking part in voting for the Active Collective Vision program
Dustin Dollin checking out the Vans section in the shop
signing a few decks before the signing
Elijah Berle & fan
Chima Ferguson signing a display of himself
Christian Hosoi & son
Christian Hosoi with local news reporter, Casey Keirnan. Check out the video HERE
Thanks to everyone in Bakersfield for being awesome!