Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Darren Navarrette #7.
"I don’t know if I'm antisocial or weird or my brain works differently than other people's, but I found skateboarding and I was accepted. It was, “You skateboard? You’re with us.” It didn't matter what you looked like or how good you were. I skated with some guys who were not good and other guys did seven-foot airs, but we all skated together. You never cared. In the beginning, there were people who said, “Don’t invite this guy to Rumble,” and I listened to them. Now, I've learned: Don’t listen to anybody. If you skateboard, you’re invited. That's the deal. I told door security that if they have a pad bag, if they have that duffel bag that smells like that, then that means they’re skateboarders and they can come in."
The quote is from an interview on the Ride Channel with Darren.
Grant Brittain took the photo.
Transworld - September 1996 Volume 14 Number 9