Go Skate Day 2020 started out with unique and insane energy because of the protests and call-to-action mentality that is being shared with everybody during these times.
Sesame provided a custom built ramp for their festival. Before the ramp could even be pulled out, there were people skating flat ground in preparation for the contest. It wasn’t long before the iconic Jamaican beef patties arrived and disappeared and everybody was sharing a smile with a full belly watching gnarly tricks go down. I hosted a best trick contest and handed out product sponsored by Ambush and shared smiles with every person that grabbed a board from me. As the event ended, with a nollie heel over the ramp, and the $100 cash prize was given, everybody continued to rush the ramp. People could not get enough of it.
I then announced to the crowd to head over to Woodruff Park to continue Go Skate Day. Once at Woodruff Park, myself, Shareef and Tyreek hosted another best trick contest on a street spot. This went on for about 2 hours. Afterwards, the skaters, en masse, hit the streets and rallied to Piedmont Park. On the way to Piedmont Park, we stopped at various skate spots and tricks were done by many locals from all around Atlanta. With so much positivity and uplifting energy in the air, the unity in the Atlanta skate scene has never felt more together.