10 years is a long time in the skateboard retail game especially in Manchester which has had it's fair share of skate shops over the years. Back in 2009 NOTE had been in business for a decade making it Manchester's longest serving skate shop and we celebated with a skate vid, party and olympics. The whole idea behind Bee Sides was to make a DVD like one of those albums bands make of all their B sides, rarities and remixes, and also a bit like one of the greatest hits things, or a trip down memory lane. Sean Lomax, Dan Cintra, Stu Bentley and Ryan Gray all helped out with edits and Joe Gavin did the rest and put Bee Sides together.
The premiere/party was across the road from NOTE Tib Street in a derelict Isobar before it became Black Dog Ballroom. The owner let us graffiti the place up as it was going to get re-fit and the place looked rad. On the night the venue was split in half as we were sharing it an alternative Miss Manchester which involved a transvestite cat walk show hosted by Rowetta from the Happy Mondays. At first both parties kept very much separate but by the end of the night skaters were strutting their stuff on the runway and trannies were watching a skate vid which was pretty funny.
Again, big up Joe Gavin for this video and check out more of his work on www.joegavinfilm.co.uk