Throw it all in the papers! Wrap it up!
Deck the Halls is a wrap! CHEE HU! Sent me to the hospital for raising my blood pressure! Before I start my mahalo list I gotta say a HUGE mahalo to my sponsers for my Jump Rope for Kenny kinda deal. Sounded impossible to collect $2 from 150 friends and fam. I think I have that many friends (I hope) but luckily I know people with big hearts that donated above and beyond. I know me and ktc and others did their parts to make Deck The Halls possible but I never want anyone to say Lightsleepers didn’t do their best to help Kenny! I gotta thank Kenny for being a great motivator! It was an honor to help a homie. DON’T FORGET YOU OWE ME A DOPE SKATE VID PART! Next APB video or something! The Stuggle 2! Gotta thank my Jump Rope for Kenny sponsors (and I never do nothing in return for their donations. I told you, BIG HEARTS!) Here’s the list: Super huge mahalos to the crew at Cardiology Associates in Queens POB II and Pali Momi thanks babe!) Anonymous, Brian N, Nancy G, Barbara H, Janae A, Ricky Z, Ron K, & Mimi E. Thanks to my girls friends Mary Ann, Evangeline, and Richelle. My boys at my mens group David, Jerico, Mark, and Kav. The rest of my sponsors Benny, Kinohi, Micah, Jandi, and Jessie. Was able to raise more than 1% of Kenny’s bills before the show was even set up! CHEE!
I have to send a huge mahalo to the Manifest crew for helping to set up the show: Justin, Lucky, Mandy, Char, Kavet, and Vince for helping to take show down. Thanks to John Hook for the dope photos for the rest of the world to see.
Thanks to the show sponsors for making it possible. RedBull for paying for the decks. APB for getting super dope decks! FITTED for making the rainbow and S rails for the demo and making sure everything was all about KENNY! In4mation for the flyers and super Big Ups to FIBES for designing sick flyers! Contrast mag for the promo! NMG for that huge full page add! All the people that helped spread the word:Huck Mag, Spanky Stokes, Toys R Evil, 808orbit.com, Vinylpulse, Solitary Arts, Clout Mag, atypicalLIVING, 50-50.com, Honolulu Advertiser, Honolulu Star Bulletin, Midweek, Metromix, Shoots Brah, HNLnow.com, Format Mag, Olde Ivory, Prolifik, Plastic and Plush, Vinyl Addiction, and everyone else that helped to spread the word. Thanks to KTC, Oliver Twist, and Vezzen for providing the music.
Thanks to all the artists that participated: Martin Hsu, Angry Woebot, Katch1, , Daves Action, Soker, CkaweekS, Jessico, KOAK, Justin Park, Newkon, Eukarest, Lucky Olelo, Melon James, Amanda Garcia, Jef Hartsel, Matt Tapia, Ryan Lau, Jeremy Strength, Mako Ozaki, Jason Menor, Pancho Abalos, Philippe Anthony, R-Zone, Janel Natividad, Shaun Castro, Dyson Ramones for Blue Hawaii/Eighty Four Skate, Phoneticontrol for Oasis Skate, Ross Skates, Beak03, Evil Genius, Reak, Chris Kam, & Kenny Brimer.
Thanks to everyone who bought a deck! Thanks to all who came! Thanks to all who donated to fill the Kenny Bear. Big ups to Eighty Four Kalihi who will display the Deck The Halls decks in their gallery for people to purchase.
Double thanks to Kavet for all the stress and BS.
Triple thanks to Jesus who made all this possible and helped me be a blessing to others because he blessed me.
With love, Lofa
PS. Go see jahookphoto.blogspot.com for pics cus i never take any. Anybody got vid from the skate demo?