S k a t e L o g     F o r u m
Inline Skating and Quad Roller Skating
Forum Hosts: Jessica Wright | Kathie Fry

FOLLOW US: Our Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Email    


Home - Forum Index - Africa Skating - Asia Skating - Europe Skating - Oceania Skating - Pan America Skating - Roller_Rinks - Friend the SkateLog Forum in Facebook - SkateLog Forum on Facebook

Forum Administrators: Jessica Wright and Kathie Fry | Email Us
Access code for buying and selling subforums: "skates"
How To Get a User Account and Posting Privileges in the SkateLog Forum
Use Google to Search the SkateLog Forum

Go Back   SkateLog Forum > Other Forums > Off-Topic Discussions
FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Off-Topic Discussions You can use this forum to talk about any non-skating topic you want.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old November 6th, 2008, 05:01 AM   #1
Sk8GodFather
Senior Member
 
Sk8GodFather's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 195
Default Skaters party for Obama in San Francisco

On Election night I brought the big park stereo port-a-party and a 27 inch TV and set them up on batteries. I showed up at about 7:15. There were about 3 skateboarders and a few people milling around. I was thinking that maybe this wasn't a good idea. Then John skated up. I knew I wouldn't be alone. Then David showed up. Jill road up on her bike. Soon there was a group of skaters and others that gathered to watch the returns.

I was playing music, but at one point I turned the music down and put the microphone next to the TV and turned up the sound. The sound of the news could be heard throughout the Embarcadero. I had began making declarations of a new president at about 7:40. More people began to stop and gather. There were over 100 people. At 8 PM when the polls closed Barrack had about 220 electoral votes. The announcement of California's 55 electoral votes putting him over the 270 needed to win the presidency sent the crowd into a roar. People were cheering, hugging dancing and just exuberant with joy. The TV was showing pics of people in Chicago doing the same thing. We watched as they showed people in Kenya celebrating and other people celebrating all over the world. We were fortunate enough to do it right here on skates!!!!

What a wonderful moment that was!!! What happened yesterday was historical on a global scale never before seen. There is a lot to be done. Change has come!!!!!

Keep Rollin',

D. Miles Jr.
The GodFather of Skating
http://www.cora.org
Sk8GodFather is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 6th, 2008, 11:25 AM   #2
Dec8rSk8r
Senior Member
 
Dec8rSk8r's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 4,577
Default What a beautiful story!

Thank you for sharing that!
Dec8rSk8r is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 6th, 2008, 01:52 PM   #3
biffsk8er
Senior Member
 
biffsk8er's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 2,026
Default

Cool!

What is an 'Embarcadero'?
__________________
Factory Rider for Pro'Designed Inc.
..................Biff Riley.................
biffsk8er is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 6th, 2008, 01:55 PM   #4
Foot2big
The Elder Skatesman
 
Foot2big's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Oklahoma City
Posts: 7,428
Default

http://www.embarcaderocenter.com/ec/

I visited there once. Too bad I wasn't a skater then
__________________
An early-morning skate is a blessing for the whole day.
Henry David Foot2big Thoreau
Foot2big is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 6th, 2008, 01:57 PM   #5
biffsk8er
Senior Member
 
biffsk8er's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 2,026
Default

So, it is an ice skating rink??

I never thought of ice skaters posting here. I guess it makes total sense. Thanks for the quick answer, Foot.
__________________
Factory Rider for Pro'Designed Inc.
..................Biff Riley.................
biffsk8er is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 6th, 2008, 02:00 PM   #6
Foot2big
The Elder Skatesman
 
Foot2big's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Oklahoma City
Posts: 7,428
Default

Yeah there's a ice rink there, but there's all manner of sweet spots to bomb for boarders and skaters.
(and all I had was this cheezy moped that wouldn't even get out of it's own way. LOL)
__________________
An early-morning skate is a blessing for the whole day.
Henry David Foot2big Thoreau
Foot2big is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 6th, 2008, 06:31 PM   #7
Sk8GodFather
Senior Member
 
Sk8GodFather's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 195
Default

The Embarcadero is a boulevard that runs along the San Francisco waterfront. It includes AT&T Stadium, the Ferry Building and all the waterfront piers. It runs under the Bay Bridge and goes to Fishermans Wharf. This is where we meet every Friday night for the Friday Night Skate. Check it out in the beginning of the Napa video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZSRoDfNeh4

We skate through here every Friday night.

D. Miles Jr.
Sk8GodFather is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 6th, 2008, 09:20 PM   #8
Bill
Junior Member
 
Bill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Silicon Valley, CA
Posts: 2,573
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sk8GodFather View Post
On Election night I brought the big park stereo port-a-party and a 27 inch TV and set them up on batteries. I showed up at about 7:15. There were about 3 skateboarders and a few people milling around. I was thinking that maybe this wasn't a good idea. Then John skated up. I knew I wouldn't be alone. Then David showed up. Jill road up on her bike. Soon there was a group of skaters and others that gathered to watch the returns.

I was playing music, but at one point I turned the music down and put the microphone next to the TV and turned up the sound. The sound of the news could be heard throughout the Embarcadero. I had began making declarations of a new president at about 7:40. More people began to stop and gather. There were over 100 people. At 8 PM when the polls closed Barrack had about 220 electoral votes. The announcement of California's 55 electoral votes putting him over the 270 needed to win the presidency sent the crowd into a roar. People were cheering, hugging dancing and just exuberant with joy. The TV was showing pics of people in Chicago doing the same thing. We watched as they showed people in Kenya celebrating and other people celebrating all over the world. We were fortunate enough to do it right here on skates!!!!

What a wonderful moment that was!!! What happened yesterday was historical on a global scale never before seen. There is a lot to be done. Change has come!!!!!

Keep Rollin',

D. Miles Jr.
The GodFather of Skating
http://www.cora.org
Dee,you always make it happen!way to go!. we got it right this time, no court decision, thats what I was worried about , the people decided. the road a head is unknown, but we can do it.I'll see you at the rink soon.
bill aka skaterbill.
Bill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 8th, 2008, 01:07 AM   #9
Dec8rSk8r
Senior Member
 
Dec8rSk8r's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 4,577
Smile a couple of links I wanted to share with Barack's supporters

http://www.salon.com/mwt/feature/200...sky/index.html

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/...08/7710020.stm
Dec8rSk8r is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 8th, 2008, 01:22 PM   #10
skaterdog
Senior Member
 
skaterdog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 2,402
Default

What a cool way to celebrate that moment in history.
skaterdog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old November 8th, 2008, 04:45 PM   #11
Sk8GodFather
Senior Member
 
Sk8GodFather's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 195
Default

I had a video camera, but in the excitement, I forgot to get some footage of the event.

D
Sk8GodFather is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 03:19 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.