Monday, September 21, 2009

The "Best Summer I Ever Had"

Last weekend pretty much concluded my summer as it is a return to the grind at the end of this week, but the title says, I had the best summer I ever had.

It all began with a Vegas trip seeing the Beat Freaks perform inside the Jet Nightclub at the Mirage. Yes, I went there alone to watch it and it was worth it. There is a blog post somewhere about this trip if you want more details on that.

The end of June was another fun weekend with the Ladies of Street Fighter IV tournament. This is just one of many examples how awesome the SoCal SF4 community is this whole summer as this game has brought me so many new friends and I loved hanging out with them every chance I get to. From the tournament itself at Arcade Infinity to after-party shenanigans at Banana Bay, it was an awesome day. The megapost has more details from more video, interviews, and pictures of the day (photo shoot and tourney) if you want to check out more about it.

Despite missing Evo and San Diego Comic-Con in July, I went to Vegas again this time with all my best friends I have known for years, which is obviously the best Vegas trip I could ever have. From Jet, swag flus, sideshows, and XS, this trip had it all, but I'll let the blog post about it provide more details on that.

The last big event of my summer of epic proportions I experienced was West Coast Warzone at Irvine a couple of weeks ago. It was obviously a HYPE event throughout that whole weekend from the pool party, drinks, and the tournament itself (I'm in the video above for like 3 seconds). Good times throughout with the SoCal SF4 community again. The megapost has way more than what is here so check that (photos, video, interviews, and more insights).

So that's my summer in a nutshell in terms of major events that happened with me. Of course, there are lots of other things that happened in between all of those from various chill sessions, local parties, random club appearances, beach trips, and so much more. I might as well move on to shoutouts (never done on this blog before) to all my friends who made "The Best Summer I Ever Had" possible.

Starting with the local homies/homegirls (Thanks guys and ladies for an amazing summer!!!)
  • Pat 112
  • Mike Dub
  • Christian
  • Fred
  • Dennis
  • Matt
  • Devyn
  • Brent
  • Arthur (aka Michael Cera)
  • Mike B
  • Stephen
  • John (thanks for the "dead leg")
  • Nick B
  • Ray A
  • Tiff
  • Genevee (word!!!)
  • J Ro
  • Ana (sideshow!!!!)
  • KP
  • Jennie
  • Betty

and many more...

And now, the SoCal Street Fighter IV community... (Thanks for good times as well!!)
  • Gootecks
  • Mike Ross
  • Keno (why are u so nice?)
  • Teresa
  • Naomi (shake well!!)
  • Shoo
  • Sanchez
  • Luka (why so HYPE?)
  • Bebop
  • KillerKai (The man with the "list")
  • Sherry
  • Duralath
  • DJ Vest
  • Jeremy aka "Vicious"
  • ComboJack
  • Dae
  • Bustabust (Kobe!!)
  • TingBoy
  • UTJ
  • Jay Jay
  • Bryant the Tyrant
  • Warren
  • AJ "PotatoHead"
  • Kara
  • Kelly
  • Cami
  • Kai
  • John Rog
  • Anna
  • Colin "Fade Out"
  • Tatsu
  • shglbmx
  • Art
  • Vic the Slick (Why so purple?)
and many more... Sorry if I missed anyone!

That concludes "The Best Summer I Ever Had." While I had such an amazing time with such great people, all good things must end eventually, which sucks but its true. Once again to all my friends (old and new), thank you for an amazing three months of summer.

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