Workers & Lurkers was made in 2006 and is the ultimate Manchester scene video for a few reasons. It was the first Manchester scene DVD (not VHS) and was made before the days of throw away internet vids. People were either banned from or bored of Bones and it was before the days of Platts and the Pumpcage so most skaters were having at in the city streets. The scene was really tight at the time and nobody was stirring up beef or bull shit so nearly everyone got involved. Joe's concept was that the video was going to feature the NOTE workers (team) which in those days was Tony Da Silva, Ben Grove, Joe Gavin, Kevin Eley, Mike Mathews, Mark Stockton, Eddie Belvedere and Ollie Tyreman and all the lurkers who were basically anybody else who skated in Manchester or were friends of the shop; Mark Kendrick, Adam Leishman, Deebo, Ste Perry, Victor Skulls, Alex Davies and all the Wisdom MCR crew, Woody, Eastbourne Ben, Stu Bentley, Keith Miller and Gez Curran to name just a few.
The premiere was nuts! We'd just signed the lease on NOTE Tib Street and so we had an empty unit in which to hold the prem. We seriously underestimated how many people were going to show up. On the night we could barely even get in to the shop with the DVD because of the swarm of people waiting to get in with there faces pushed up against the window. We thought it was going to be a pretty chill affair with a DJ and a few beers but it went OFF! The shop was beyond full and you could hear the air horns, shouting and rowdiness all over the Northern Quarter. The shop was fucked afterwards but it was a hell of a lot of fun.
Anyway, here it is now for you to enjoy online. Big up Joe Gavin for making this and go check his website www.joegavinfilm.co.uk