Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Dublin vs London 23rd - 25th July

Secret Wars 3 day tour diary :
For the 1st ever Secret Wars event in Dublin, we could not have asked for anything better. Everyday was packed with something going on between press & just general banter that the London & Irish guys had here. 3 days turned into a whooper weekend of madness which is documented below.
A shout out to all the London boys that came down,
and a massive thanks to Bulmers Light our main sponsor.....

Dublin vs London

Day 1 (Thurs 23rd July)
No resting for the first day. After getting the boys settled in it was straight to business with the first set of radio interviews.

Andrew, Terry & Reeps introducing Ireland to Secret Wars on Phantom FM

Danleo's Secret Wars- Bulmers Light ad outside The Bernard Shaw

Day 2 (Fri 24th July)
What a free day Friday turned out to be! A TV slot on Ireland AM, a commissioned 48 sheet billboard and um.. oh! a radio interview on Spin... just your average day for the guys in Secret Wars. With a start time of 6.30am for Ireland AM everyone was feeling fresh. A few coffee's and 40min later Mr Gauky and Kodax had finished a piece each for the program to air. Terry took to the camera and got interviewed with a cameo appearance from Jay, Reeps and Andrew.

Welcome folks to Ireland AM

Terry loving the camera while Gauky finding it hard to cope without Cinnamon Grahams

Next stop was Westmoreland St in the city centre.
Bulmers Light commissioned us to paint a large moving 48 sheet billboard. The theme the lads had was an adaptation of "Monkey" in which they incorporated the pig and the monkey filling the water demon with Bulmers Light cider. A few rain drops but nothing that the guys couldn't handle- overall piece is sick..

Water demon filled with cider

The billboard caused a stir alright; parked illegally the police came but enjoyed the art on display that he had nothing only but praise to say. Please note no traffic jams were involved in the making of this photo.

Rushing from town to make the interview on Spin 103.8 in time.

Jay, Andrew, Terry & Reeps

Day 3 (Sat 25th July)
Kings of Concrete
Saturday was a mental (in a good way) day for the Secret Wars guys. The day started off being invited to Kings of Concrete down in wood quay. The event had an amazing vibe down there... a shout out to Dave who organised it (well done). This event had B-boys, Skaters, a ton of graff artists doing their thing and loads of energy drinks to keep you wired for a lifetime. Danleo, Mr Gauky and Kodaz worked on a 12ft x 8ft ramp while Reeps killed it, delivering some incredible beatboxing for the spectators.

Reeps introducing himself to the Irish

I see you

Reeps coping with pre battle stress..

SECRET WARS BATTLE in association with Bulmers Light

Dublin vs London battle in The Bernard Shaw
The night turned into a crazy one. Before the battle had begun queues started to form outside and by 9pm the venue was full to capacity. YES FULL (600+) thats how insane it was! A marquee had to be erected out the back to cater to the masses. Thanks to our main sponsor Bulmers Light they provided some cold beverages to everyone which made the night epic. Hip Hop tunes from DJ Mike Waldron also banged out while our MC- Mr Savage kept the crowd well entertained. With 3 top notch Dublin lads against 3 of the craziest London lads ever seen the battle was always gonna be close. With both teams displaying worthy pieces the home team Dublin won 2-1!

Big up the Dublin & London boys

A thanks goes out our main sponsor Bulmers Light and to Edding Pens, All City and a massive thanks to all that came and supported- keep an eye out for the next one.

The queue outside The Bernard Shaw- unaware 600 strong were inside

Gauky faces for everyone (your next Christmas present to someone special)

Kodax getting lost in the crowd

Andrew rocking some Bulmers Light

London team getting stuck in

The Dublin lads

Yes Terry the crowd vote Dublin

Dave announcing the final winners

Reeps doing his thing and making some people um.. excited

Andrew, Reeps, Jay, Terry, and Yorkshires finest Mr Gauky

Dublin winning piece

London Piece

Photogrpahy by Jaysus & Richie Stokes

DC skate team after party

Last day of the tour we got invited to the DC after party in the Button Factory to customise some shoes. The DC skate team were in town for the Kings of Dublin tour and put on a serious display of crazy ass skating. The boys- Danleo, Mr Gauky, Reeps and Kodax pulled in some amazing designs for the DC guys below. All in all a great night to finish off- few beers/shots and a talking DC shoebox.......messy.

A shout out to the DC crew for hooking up Secret Wars Dublin.

Kodax pulling a Gauky face!

Ed Martin & Winner of DC Kings of Dublin Keith Walsh

Photography by Jaysus