No Comply x Vans x Daniel Johnston Shoe Release Party
No Comply skateshop in Austin, TX, celebrated their 12-year anniversary by teaming up with Daniel Johnston and Vans to release two shoes adorned with Daniel’s artwork. If you’re unfamiliar with DJ, go watch The Devil and Daniel Johnston and then come back. It’s cool. We’ll wait. Okay, now that you’re up to speed we’ll continue. What better way to celebrate the collaboration than having a release party/art show/jam session with Ray Barbee, Chuck Treece and Josh Lippi at the shop? There’s no better way. That’s your answer. As the sun set over Austin, beverages flowed, the jams were thoroughly kicked out and a bitchin’ time was had by all for a good cause. Not bad. Not bad at all. —David Dittmeyer
Photos by Calvin Millar
Little parking-lot pre-party to get the evening started. Is Tyson wearing a bathrobe or a lab coat? Either way it’s fashion forward
Tyson shares some Lone Star love with Cedric Pabich. We see you, Omar
Homies everywhere—don’t know the dude on the far left but he seems chill, Spencer Owens, Austin OG legend Zac Martin and Martin Lutteke Photo: Burnett
Brett Stiles (orange koozie), always stylin’ Photo: Burnett
Ben Raybourn, paper baggin’ some water Photo: Burnett
No Comply co-owner Josh Row. This dude drew a board graphic a day for an entire year—four separate years! Photo: Burnett
Pushead sighting! When skating is outlawed, only outlaws will skate Photo: Burnett
Speaking of classic Thrasher t-shirts, Leon Chapdelaine came correct Photo: Burnett
Is this a thing now? Photo: Burnett
Liz Lopacki and Stevie Barile getting yerb’d up. Thanks for the mate, Guayaki!
Tim Kerr and Tony Vitello! Talk about a star-studded crowd Photo: Burnett
Our guy Rye Beres and everybody’s guy Josh Johnson Photo: Burnett
This puppy is just placed here because he’s adorable
I don’t know who these ladies are but it looks like they’re having a helluva time
Oh, snap! Ray’s here!
Smiles all around when Ray’s on the guitar
Josh Lippi supplying the bass lines…
…and Chuck Treece on drums. Totally McRadical!
He wears his sunglasses at night…
Lauren Deluca, spontaneous dance party
While the youth remained stoic
Post-tunes, back at the shop, Rob Homyak and Dylan Roy approve of the New Belgium sponsorship. Beer good
You know Dharam Khalsa was there, looking all Willie Nelson’d out. And in case you were wondering what those No Comply X Vans X Daniel Johnston kicks looked like…
The Eras sold out hella quick, proving to be the crowd favorite, but the slip-ons are bitchin’ too. Proceeds from the shoe sales benefit the Hi How Are You Project and its mission to encourage open conversations around mental health
Shenanigans in the shop—Dylan Roy, Simon Bingham (shop co-owner) and Josh Johnson are always up to something
Max Jang looking hard as hell in front of Daniel Johnston’s drawings. Atiba and Koston bought a few. They know what’s goodie
Lee Daniel (right) rolled through. He was the director of photography on Dazed and Confused. If you haven’t seen it you’re blowing it
Lee had a camera crew with him, filming a documentary of some sorts. Of course they found Josh
A modern-day Spicoli he is
Ray, never too busy to sign a board
Especially if it’s a No Comply x Ray Barbee x Muska tribute
Do people still say squad goals?
Get in here, Strubing! Who’s that in the cowboy hat? Is that…
…KC’s finest, Sean Malto. When in TX
After the party it was time to—well, party! Thanks to Vans, The Hi How Are You Project and Daniel Johnston for making this whole thing a reality. Support your local skate shop if you have one. Congrats on the 12-year mark, No Comply!
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