words and photos: Stephan Jende
The build up to the Videograss premiere started just outside of the bar at Buck Hill with a best trick contest hosted by Zombie Boardshop. Spectators sipped on Ghoul Juice while lining the balcony and watching as the next generation threw down. Immediately after the groms finished the contest, all the loyal ghouls piled into the convention area where local legends Joe Sexton and Jake Olson-Elm. played emcee for the introduction of the highly anticipated new VG movie, Visitors, featuring the stacked lineup of Jake, Jeremy Jones, Sexton, Jake Welch, JP Walker, Benny Urban, Zak Hale, Alex Cantin, Justin Fronius, Mark Wilson and Jed Anderson and filmed by, Justin Meyer, Sam Fenton, Riley Erickson, Jake Durham, Colton Feldman, Jon Stark and Jerm Worldwide. The crowd enjoyed the show with some extra local love shown towards Jake and Joe’s parts, specifically. Riley Erickson continued to feed crowd by surprising everyone with a teaser for the upcoming 1817 Movie.
After a short intermission to let the kids filter out, ghouls were able to fill their cups and party the night away to live music provided by Kenwood Mansion. Everyone was able to get weird under an eerie green-lit dance floor. Thanks to everyone at Buck Hill, the 1817 crew and everyone who came out.